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Crossing-Over of Art History and Media History in the Times of the Early Internet—with Special Regard to THE THING NYC

Susanne Gerber

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/9780262034654.003.0022
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In the early Internet, art history crossed the path of media history and both disciplines conveyed characteristics of each other. Net (based) art did not regain the utopian potential of art, but its ... More


MOOs and Participatory Media

Dene Grigar

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/9780262034654.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This essay revisits the online defense that took place in LinguaMOO in July 1995, tying it to theories and current practice of social media. In doing so, it situates MOOs in a historical, cultural ... More


Frameworks for Technology and Communities of Alterity

Jessa Lingel

in Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036214
eISBN:
9780262340151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036214.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter provides the theoretical architecture for the remaining chapters. I start by outlining dominant narratives surrounding the internet as a way of setting up the countercultural narratives ... More


Countercultural Values for Theory and in Design

Jessa Lingel

in Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036214
eISBN:
9780262340151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036214.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The final chapter addresses implications of field studies for theory and social media design. I discuss the importance of feeling a shared sense of space for online communities, which may be eroded ... More


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