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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


Remainders: American Poetry at Nature's End

Margaret Ronda

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603141
eISBN:
9781503604896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603141.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Remainders: American Poetry at Nature’s End discusses postwar poetry as an essential archive of ecological thinking in the era of the Great Acceleration, a period of rapid and unprecedented change to ... More


Decolonization and the End of Empire

John Darwin

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0034
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Before 1914, although Britain encountered many Imperial setbacks, there had been no occasion for a general theory of decolonization. The historiography of Imperial decline begins with the crisis of ... More


“Tastemakers” or “Wastemakers”? Commercial Design at Midcentury (1930–1960)

Jan L. Logemann

in Engineered to Sell: European Émigrés and the Making of Consumer Capitalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226660011
eISBN:
9780226660295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660295.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This short segue sketches aspects of the growing importance of commercial design for consumer marketing.


The Charge of Obsolescence Discussed

Richard Sturch

in The Word and the Christ: An Essay in Analytic Christology

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261988
eISBN:
9780191682278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261988.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter argues in defence of traditional Christology against criticism of obsolescence. It explains the commonly known causes of obsolescence, including new discovery, a shift in ethical ideas, ... More


The sounds of Amazonia

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Languages of the Amazon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Unlike their Andean neighbours, Amazonian languages tend to have just one liquid phoneme (frequently, a flap). Some have no liquids at all. There are usually more affricates than fricatives. A ... More


The art of speech

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Languages of the Amazon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Every Amazonian language has a remarkably rich lexicon, and a plethora of genres with their varied stylistic features, as befits essentially oral cultures. Shamans, with their supernatural powers, ... More


Nineteenth-Century Literary History in a Web 2.0 World

Augusta Rohrbach, Adam Heidebrink, Kellie Herson, Aaron Moe, Charlie Potter, David Tagnani, and Stacey Wittstock

in Teaching with Digital Humanities: Tools and Methods for Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042232
eISBN:
9780252050978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042232.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Augusta Rohrbach details her collaborative work with six graduate students to build Digital Emerson: A Collective Archive. Rohrbach uses a set of theoretical and critical readings that engage ... More


The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Fragility

Fernando Domínguez Rubio

in Still Life: Ecologies of the Modern Imagination at the Art Museum

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226713922
eISBN:
9780226714110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226714110.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter focuses on the relationship between digital technologies and art in museums. It explores the challenges that digital objects pose to museums and the kinds of institutional ... More


Introduction

Stuart Moulthrop and 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/9780262035972.003.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter explains the occasion for the book, the threatened obsolescence of key works from the first modern generation (or “Golden Age”) of digital writing. The authors attempted to preserve not ... More


The All-Consuming Nation: Chasing the American Dream Since World War II

Mark H. Lytle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197568255
eISBN:
9780197568286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197568255.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In some ways, The All-Consuming Nation is an autobiography of the baby boom generation since it highlights the consumer culture and rising environmental consciousness that have been central to that ... More


Desuetude and Obsolescence of Treaties

Marcelo G. Kohen

in The Law of Treaties Beyond the Vienna Convention

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588916
eISBN:
9780191728938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588916.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter addresses the topics of desuetude and obsolescence of treaties. These grounds for the termination of treaties were not included in the Vienna Conventions on the Law of Treaties neither ... More


The Antiquities of Fairyland and Ireland

Judith H. Anderson

in Reading the Allegorical Intertext: Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228478
eISBN:
9780823241125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228478.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In our century, the words antique and antiquity normally have a resonance different from what they had for late sixteenth-century readers of Spenser's Faerie Queene and these words suggest not only ... More


Obsolescence

David Ehrenfeld

in Swimming Lessons: Keeping Afloat in the Age of Technology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148527
eISBN:
9780197561867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148527.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

At the end of the Cretaceous period, the last dinosaurs disappeared from the earth, setting off an evolutionary jubilee among the Milquetoast-like mammals that survived them, and preparing the ... More


The Afterlife of Things: Inorganic Transplants in the Liminal Debris of Consumer Culture

Sreedeep Bhattacharya

in Consumerist Encounters: Flirting with Things and Images

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190125561
eISBN:
9780190991333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190125561.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction, Culture

This chapter studies the afterlife of the discarded lot more closely in a metal junkyard located in Mayapuri, Delhi. It elaborates why the consumerist landscape needs to fetishize the ‘new’ and ... More


The Visuality of Materials and the Materiality of Visuals: Loss of Material Sovereignty in an Abandoned Industrial Site

Sreedeep Bhattacharya

in Consumerist Encounters: Flirting with Things and Images

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190125561
eISBN:
9780190991333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190125561.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction, Culture

This chapter explores an abandoned industrial site—a jute mill— and its material decadence. It argues how an industrial ruin subverts several normative modes of movement, vision, and arrangement. It ... More


Coelacanth History: Uncle Buddy’s Phantom Funhouse and the Cybertext of Things

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/9780262035972.003.0004
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter reflects on John McDaid’s author traversal of his 1993 hypermedia novel, Uncle Buddy’s Phantom Funhouse, a groundbreaking work not just for its comprehensive exploration of Apple’s ... More


Research and Uncertainty

Dipankar Dasgupta

in Modern Growth Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198069966
eISBN:
9780199080458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069966.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter considers an element of randomness in the arrival of ideas and recognizes the fact that older inventions are often made obsolete by the arrival of new ideas which makes economic growth a ... More


Subversion, Conversion, Development: Imaginaries, Knowledge Forms, and the Uses of ICTs

James Leach and Lee Wilson

in Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027168
eISBN:
9780262322492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027168.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter draws together contributions to the volume Subversion, Conversion, Development. Cross-Cultural Knowledge Encounter and the Politics of Design to make several novel arguments in relation ... More


Is Innovation Always Good?

Soete Luc

in Innovation Studies: Evolution and Future Challenges

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686346
eISBN:
9780191766251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686346.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Strategy

Over the years, there has been a widespread tendency in the innovation literature to make the assumption that innovation is always good. Yet as this chapter observes, innovation does not necessarily ... More


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