Computer Media and Communication: A Reader

Paperback | October 14, 1999

EditorPaul Mayer

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Computer Media and Communication: A Reader is a collection of key texts selected for their significance to thought about computers as media. The book is divided into two parts. The chapters in the first part offer a chronological overview of how thinking about computers as a means ofcommunication developed, while the second part offers far-reaching analyses of the implications of computer media for culture and society, while highlighting significant directions of current research. The book not only provides an insight into how thinking about computers as media has developed butalso is an excellent guide for students and others interested in the field of media and communication studies. (This book is the first in the Oxford Readers in Media and Communication series under the General Editorship of Professors Brian Winston and Everette Dennis which will be an authoritative wide-ranging series of readings for media students. There are more than eighty institutions in the UK offeringcourses in the field at present and in the USA this number is ten times as great.)

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Computer Media and Communication: A Reader is a collection of key texts selected for their significance to thought about computers as media. The book is divided into two parts. The chapters in the first part offer a chronological overview of how thinking about computers as a means ofcommunication developed, while the second part offers...

Paul A. Mayer has taught at the Department of Communication at Seton Hall University in the areas of television production, digital technologies, and multimedia design and production

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Format:PaperbackPublished:October 14, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198742576

ISBN - 13:9780198742579

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IntroductionPART ONE: HISTORYIntroduction: From Logic Machines to the Dynabook: An Overview of the Conceptual Development of Computer Media1. Vannevar Bush: As We May Think2. Alan M. Turing: Computing Machinery3. John C. R. Licklider: Man-Computer Symbiosis4. Douglas C. Engelbart: A Conceptual Framework for the Augmentation of Man's Intellect5. John C. R. Licklider and Robert R. Taylor: The Computer as a Communication Device6. Alan Kay and Adele Goldberg: Personal Dynamic Media7. Ted Nelson: A New Home for the Mind8. Alan Kay: Computer Software PART TWO: SYSTEMATIC STUDIES9. Niels Ole Finnemann: Modernity Modernized: The Cultural Impact of Computerization10. Jens F. Jensen: `Interactivity': Tracking a New Concept in Media and Communication Studies11. Klaus Bruhn Jensen: One Person, One Computer: The Social Construction of the Personal Computer12. Langdon Winner: Who Will We Be in Cyberspace?13. Steven G. Jones: Understanding Community in the Information Age14. Susan C. Herring: Posting in a Different Voice: Gender and Ethics in Computer-Mediated Communication15. Allucquere Rosanne Stone: Will the Real Body Please Stand Up?: Boundary Stories About Virtual Cultures16. Jay David Bolter: Topographic Writing: Hypertext and the Electronic Writing Space17. David Miles: The CD-ROM Novel Myst and McLuhan's Fourth law of Media: Myst and It's `Retrievals'18. Paul A. Mayer: Computer Mediated Studies: An Emerging FieldIndex

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`Paul Mayer's interesting collection of papers is a very welcome sign of the growing maturity of computer-based media and communication as an area of academic study.'Peter Dean, Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies Special Issue: The Internet Autumn 2000 Vol 6 No 3