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Traversals: The Use of Preservation for Early Electronic Writing

Stuart Moulthrop and Dene Grigar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035972
eISBN:
9780262339018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035972.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Many pioneering works of electronic literature are now largely inaccessible because of changes in hardware, software, and platforms. The virtual disappearance of these works--created on floppy disks, ... More


Creating and Capturing Value through Crowdsourcing

Christopher L. Tucci, Allan Afuah, and Gianluigi Viscusi (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198816225
eISBN:
9780191853562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816225.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Strategy

Examples of the value that can be created and captured through crowdsourcing go back to at least 1714, when the UK used crowdsourcing to solve the Longitude Problem, obtaining a solution that would ... More


Minitel

Julien Mailland

in Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035750
eISBN:
9780262338332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035750.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Long before the World Wide Web, Mintel made France the world’s most “wired” country. Started in France in 1979 through the state-run monopoly telephone service, Minitel became the world’s first mass ... More


The Origins of Social Media

Judy Malloy

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In the formative years of the Internet, researchers collaboratively connected computing systems with a goal of sharing research and computing resources. The model process with which they created the ... More


Platform and Stack, Model and Machine

Benjamin H. Bratton

in The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter introduces The Stack model in detail. The Stack is a platform, and despite our familiarity with that word, we do not have sufficient understanding of platforms as technical and ... More


Cloud Layer

Benjamin H. Bratton

in The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the second of six layers in The Stack, the Cloud layer. The “Cloud” refers to Cloud computing generally and includes global networks of datacenters, information channels and ... More


City Layer

Benjamin H. Bratton

in The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the third of six layers in The Stack, the City layer. It is here that The Stack becomes an apparatus of inhabitation. Global urban networks situate mobility and settlement, ... More


Platforms for Public Engagement

Larissa Hjorth, Sarah Pink, Kristen Sharp, and Linda Williams

in Screen Ecologies: Art, Media, and the Environment in the Asia-Pacific Region

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034562
eISBN:
9780262334013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034562.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Chapter 5 shifts the discussion to art and its relationship to the emergence of the “platform” as a concept and place through which artists engage across the region. Focusing particularly on the role ... More


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