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The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality

Michael Heim

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092585
eISBN:
9780199852987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092585.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Computers have dramatically altered life in the late 20th century. Today we can draw on worldwide computer links, speeding up communications for radio, newspapers, and television. Ideas fly back and ... More


Multimedia and the Internet: The Hypertext beyond Convergence

Manuel Castells

in The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199255771
eISBN:
9780191698279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255771.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter begins by evaluating the failures encountered by the companies who tried to materialize ‘multimedia’. It then clarifies the meaning of the technological convergence between television ... More


New Punk Cinema

Nicholas Rombes (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620340
eISBN:
9780748671052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620340.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines a new breed of film that is indebted to the punk spirit of experimentation, do-it-yourself ethos, and an uneasy, often defiant relationship with the mainstream. An array of ... More


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


alt.hypertext: An Early Social Medium

James Blustein and Ann-Barbara Graff

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/9780262034654.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Usenet's alt.hypertext newsgroup was a “place” for the discussion of hypertext. alt.hypertext hosted discussion of hypertext in general -- its possibilities and promise. Announcements of meetings and ... More


Postcolonial Perspectives on the Cultures of Latin America and Lusophone Africa

Robin Fiddian (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235668
eISBN:
9781846313851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313851
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This collection of critical essays investigates an emergent and increasingly important field of cultural production in Latin America: cyberliterature and cyberculture in their varying manifestations, ... More


Border Crossing: Russian Literature into Film

Alexander Burry and Frederick White (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411424
eISBN:
9781474418454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411424.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Each time a border is crossed there are cultural, political, and social issues to be considered. Applying the metaphor of the “border crossing” from one temporal or spatial territory into another, ... More


The Rationale of Hypertext

Jerome J. McGann

in Electronic Text: Investigations in Method and Theory

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236634
eISBN:
9780191679315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236634.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses primarily on a particular feature of literary works — their physical character, whether audial or visible. It points out why these feature are important in a literary point of ... More


Annotating a Text: Literary Theory and Electronic Hypertext

Claire Lamont

in Electronic Text: Investigations in Method and Theory

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236634
eISBN:
9780191679315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236634.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

There have been two major developments in recent years which bring the problems of annotation to the forefront of critical attention. The first is a growing awareness of the theoretical problems of ... More


Lighting out for the Territory: Hypertext, Ideology, and Huckleberry Finn

Patrick W. Conner

in Electronic Text: Investigations in Method and Theory

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236634
eISBN:
9780191679315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236634.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that any critical use of the term ‘hypertext’ must take into account how the object so termed may be modelled in the cybernetic context because at least in the case of hypertext, ... More


Hypertext Heaven

Michael Heim

in The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092585
eISBN:
9780199852987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092585.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Hypertext is a dynamic referencing system in which all texts are interrelated, a facility by which all text on screen becomes a point and shoot menu for commands. The chapter presents various ... More


Japanese Male-Queer Cyberspace and Global Flows: Realising Queer Japan through the Imagination

Katsuhiko Suganuma and Siu-lun Wong

in Contact Moments: The Politics of Intercultural Desire in Japanese Male-Queer Cultures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083701
eISBN:
9789882209053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083701.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 6 positions the discussion of the deployment of the ‘Japan’ versus the ‘West’ binary within the context of Japan's queer culture in the age of Internet communication. This chapter focuses on ... More


Noise Channels: Glitch and Error in Digital Culture

Peter Krapp

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676248
eISBN:
9781452947792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676248.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the glitches, inefficiencies, and errors that ergonomics and usability engineering strive to surmount, this book identifies creative reservoirs of computer-mediated interaction. Throughout new ... More


Monsters and Freaks: <i>Patchwork Girl</i> and the New Unreadable

Stuart Moulthrop

in Traversals: The Use of Preservation for Early Electronic Writing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035972
eISBN:
9780262339018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035972.003.0005
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter is informed by Shelley Jackson’s author traversal of her hypertext fiction, Patchwork Girl, and her subsequent interview. Jackson’s re-working of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has been ... More


The Archives Pertaining to Bill Bly, Curator and Translator

Dene Grigar

in Traversals: The Use of Preservation for Early Electronic Writing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035972
eISBN:
9780262339018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035972.003.0006
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter provides a reexamination of Bill Bly hypertext We Descend. Previously criticized for its quality as a work of hypertext fiction, the work instead is recast as a hypertext archive, a ... More


Latin American Cyberculture and Cyberliterature

Claire Taylor and Thea Pitman (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310614
eISBN:
9781846313462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313462
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book investigates an emergent and increasingly important field of cultural production in Latin America: cyberliterature and cyberculture in their varying manifestations, including blogs and ... More


The Logic of Physics versus the Logic of Computer Science

Bebo White and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Bebo White, the physicist and computational scientist at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Stanford University, was one of the first people to get involved in Web technology as a result of ... More


Writing

Maurizio Ferraris

in Where Are You?: An Ontology of the Cell Phone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256150
eISBN:
9780823261321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256150.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the function of mobile phones as writing machines that, together with e-mails, do not only convey phonetic writing but also ideograms. It first outlines a phenomenology of the ... More


Intertextuality and Hypertextuality in Recorded Popular Music

Serge Lacasse

in The Musical Work: Reality or Invention?: Reality or Invention?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238256
eISBN:
9781846313615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238256.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter proposes a comprehensive typology of recorded popular music by applying, in adapted form, a set of concepts introduced by the literary critic Gérard Genette. Genette's ‘hypertextuality’ ... More


Conclusion: Passport Control—Departing on a Cinematic Journey

Frederick H. White

in Border Crossing: Russian Literature into Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411424
eISBN:
9781474418454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411424.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a comprehensive survey of Russian, American, British, French, German, and Italian films of Russian literature. It notes that regardless of national origin, such hypertexts always ... More


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