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Social Media Archeology and Poetics
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Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Judy Malloy

Abstract

Focusing on early social media in the arts and humanities and on the core role of creative computer scientists, artists, and scholars in shaping the pre-Web social media landscape, Social Media Archeology and Poetics documents social media lineage, beginning in the 1970s with collaborative ARPANET research, Community Memory, PLATO, Minitel, and ARTEX and continuing into the 1980s and beyond with the Electronic Café, Art Com Electronic Network, Arts Wire, The THING, and many more. With first person accounts from pioneers in the field, as well as papers by artists, scholars, and curators, Social ... More

Keywords: Early social media lineage, ARPANET research, Community Memory, PLATO, Minitel, ARTEX, The Electronic Café, Art Com Electronic Network, Arts Wire, Arts and humanities online

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780262034654
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Judy Malloy, editor

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Contents

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I Introductions

II “Opening the Door to Cyberspace”

6 alt.hypertext: An Early Social Medium

James Blustein and Ann-Barbara Graff

III “See you online!”

IV Networking the Humanities

15 Echo

Stacy Horn

V Community Networking

18 Community Networking: The Native American Telecommunications Continuum

Randy Ross (Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and Otoe Missouria)

20 Community Networking, an Evolution

Madeline Gonzalez Allen

VI Social Media Poetics

VII Responses