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The Media Machine: One Laptop per Child in Paraguay

Morgan Ames

in Digital Humanities in Latin America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401476
eISBN:
9781683402145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401476.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines one of the largest interventions in computer-based learning currently underway, the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project. Started in 2005 by people from the MIT Media Lab, this ... 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


Laptop Music and Related Activities

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746392
eISBN:
9780199332496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746392.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

The development of the laptop computer as a portable alternative to the desktop PC proved particularly attractive to computer musicians, who in turn developed ensembles, including laptop orchestras, ... More


Translating Magic: The Charisma of One Laptop per Child’s XO Laptop in Paraguay

Morgan G. Ames

in Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027458
eISBN:
9780262325509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027458.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Ames describes the appeal of the XO laptop, created by the One Laptop per Child program, in Paraguay in terms of the concept of the charismatic object, which exerts power not because of what it is ... More


Capitalizing on Emerging Technologies in Composition Education

Rick Dammers

in Composing our Future: Preparing Music Educators to Teach Composition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199832286
eISBN:
9780199979806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199832286.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Psychology of Music

This chapter presents ideas for using laptops, notebook computers, digital phones, and other electronic devices to create music and form non-traditional ensembles. The pros and cons of technology in ... More


Sound

Chris Salter

in Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195881
eISBN:
9780262315104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195881.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes the impact of technology on the field of sound and music. It discusses the change in music technology from the European and American composers. The advancement in technology ... More


Early Mobile Use

Keri K. Stephens

in Negotiating Control: Organizations and Mobile Communication

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190625504
eISBN:
9780190882327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190625504.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

For many people, whose first experiences using mobiles were between 2000 and 2010, it’s hard to imagine a time when friends and loved ones didn’t have mobiles or when people didn’t have access to one ... More


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