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The Future
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|December 8, 2017

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How the future has been imagined and made, through the work of writers, artists, inventors, and designers. The future is like an unwritten book. It is not something we see in a crystal ball, or can only hope to predict, like the weather. In this volume of the MIT…
Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System

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A study of the relationship between platform and creative expression in the Atari VCS. The Atari Video Computer System dominated the home video game market so completely that "Atari" became the generic term for a video game console. The Atari VCS was affordable…
Exploratory Programming For The Arts And Humanities

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A book for anyone who wants to learn programming to explore and create, with exercises and projects to help the reader learn by doing. This book introduces programming to readers with a background in the arts and humanities; there are no prerequisites, and no…
Twisty Little Passages: An Approach To Interactive Fiction
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|February 11, 2005

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A critical approach to interactive fiction, as literature and game. Interactive fiction-the best-known form of which is the text game or text adventure-has not received as much critical attention as have such other forms of electronic literature as hypertext…
The New Media Reader
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|February 14, 2003

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A sourcebook of historical written texts, video documentation, and working programs that form the foundation of new media. This reader collects the texts, videos, and computer programs-many of them now almost impossible to find-that chronicle the history and form…
Now The Chips Are Down: The Bbc Micro
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|February 12, 2016

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The story of a pioneering microcomputer: its beginnings as part of a national Computer Literary Project, its innovative hardware, and its creative uses. In 1982, the British Broadcasting Corporation launched its Computer Literacy Project, intended "to introduce…
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|August 29, 2014

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A single line of code offers a way to understand the cultural context of computing. This book takes a single line of code-the extremely concise BASIC program for the Commodore 64 inscribed in the title-and uses it as a lens through which to consider the…
Flash: Building The Interactive Web
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|August 29, 2014

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How Flash rose and fell as the world's most ubiquitous yet divisive software platform, enabling the development and distribution of a world of creative content. Adobe Flash began as a simple animation tool and grew into a multimedia platform that offered a…
The Future Was Here: The Commodore Amiga

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Exploring the often-overlooked history and technological innovations of the world's first true multimedia computer. Long ago, in 1985, personal computers came in two general categories: the friendly, childish game machine used for fun (exemplified by Atari and…
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Minitel: Welcome To The Internet
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|June 30, 2017

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The first scholarly book in English on Minitel, the pioneering French computer network, offers a history of a technical system and a cultural phenomenon. A decade before the Internet became a medium for the masses in the United States, tens of millions of users…