The Server: A Media History From The Present To The Baroque

byMarkus KrajewskiTranslated byIlinca Iurascu

June 19, 2018|
The Server: A Media History From The Present To The Baroque by Markus Krajewski
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A cutting-edge media history on a perennially fascinating topic, which attempts to answer the crucial question: Who is in charge, the servant or the master??

Though classic servants like the butler or the governess have largely vanished, the Internet is filled with servers: web, ftp, mail, and others perform their daily drudgery, going about their business noiselessly and unnoticed. Why then are current-day digital drudges called servers? Markus Krajewski explores this question by going from the present back to the Baroque to study historical aspects of service through various perspectives, be it the servants’ relationship to architecture or their function in literary or scientific contexts. At the intersection of media studies, cultural history, and literature, this work recounts the gradual transition of agency from human to nonhuman actors to show how the concept of the digital server stems from the classic role of the servant.
Markus Krajewski is professor of media history at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He is the author of numerous articles and several books, including Paper Machines: About Cards and Catalogs, 1548–1929 and World Projects: Global Information Before World War I, which was awarded the 2007 Prize of the German Society for the Hi...
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Title:The Server: A Media History From The Present To The Baroque
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:456 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.19 in
Shipping dimensions:456 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.19 in
Published:June 19, 2018
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300180817

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