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Computing as Writing

Daniel Punday

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816696994
eISBN:
9781452953601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696994.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Writing has long been used as a metaphor to understand computing. From the virtual desktop of modern operating systems to the way we name portable devices (the notebook computer, the iPad), writing ... More


Conclusion: Invention, Creativity, and the Teaching of Writing

Daniel Punday

in Computing as Writing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816696994
eISBN:
9781452953601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696994.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The conclusion returns to the issue of the teaching of writing raised in chapter 2, and advocates for an expanded understanding of what it means to help students think about themselves as writers. ... More


Invention, Patents, and the Technological System

Daniel Punday

in Computing as Writing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816696994
eISBN:
9781452953601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696994.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 5 turns to contemporary disputes over software patents as another point of connection between writing and computing. This chapter begins by investigating the degree to which software can be ... More


Imagination: The Art of Discovery

Vered Maimon

in "Singular Images, Failed Copies": William Henry Fox Talbot and the Early Photograph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694716
eISBN:
9781452953526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694716.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Photography

The second chapter focuses on Talbot’s second major discovery account, his 1844 “A Brief Historical Sketch of the Invention of the Art,” which appeared in his book The Pencil of Nature. In this ... More


Description of Finalist Activity

Raymond Ruyer and Alyosha Edlebi

in Neofinalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816692040
eISBN:
9781452953700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692040.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter defines several notions that can serve as content for the axiological cogito and critiques their misunderstanding in philosophy. Ruyer defines (1) liberty as the capacity of giving sense ... More


Finalist Activity and the Nervous System

Raymond Ruyer and Alyosha Edlebi

in Neofinalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816692040
eISBN:
9781452953700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692040.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Ruyer shows that the central nervous system renders the organism capable of projecting its finalist activity in the external world. The brain expands (rather than creates) the field ... More


The Region of the Transspatial and the Transindividual

Raymond Ruyer and Alyosha Edlebi

in Neofinalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816692040
eISBN:
9781452953700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692040.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter takes up the analysis of transspatial essences and idea-forms, which absolute domains actualize, and the various notions connected to them. It further explores the relationship between ... More


For Beasts: Do apes really ape?

Vinciane Despret

in What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816692378
eISBN:
9781452954394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692378.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter interrogates the trope of the “dumb animal” and questions whether animals share human cognitive attributes such as imitation, emulation, invention, language, and consciousness. In doing ... More


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