Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 140.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 22:30:07 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <email@example.com>
Subject: LIST OF INTERESTING BOOKS
Greetings humanist scholars,
Following are my personal findings regarding the books related to the
Cyborgs, Postmodernism, Virtual Reality, Media, Philosophy of Information
and Technology, Internet and Cyberspace, and Digital culture, Science
Fiction and technology, hypertext etc -during my cyberexplorations and
thought, this might interest you. I hope these books will also help you in
your teaching and learning -the books are *highly recommended*
Actually, I tried to collect some important books on the contemporary
issues related to Philosophy of cyberspace, AI, computers and VR, digital
culture and technology, hypertext and writings etc, but if I have missed
some other books on important issues related to above themes, please let
me know! Thanks you very much in advance!
-- Our Own Metaphor: A Personal Account of a Conference on the Efects of Conscious Purpose on Human Adaption (Washington DC: The Smithsonian, 1991) by Mary Catherine Bateson.
Thinking Through Technology, 1994, p. 6-9 cy Carl Mitcham
Marshall McLuhan meets William Gibson in "Cyberspace" by Michael Doherty (CMC Magazine, September..1995)
Connected Intelligence by Derrick De Kerckhove, 1997
The Emperor's Virtual Clothes: The Naked Truth about Internet Culture by Dinty Moore, 1995
Mind Children: The Future of Robot and Human Intelligence (Cambridge: HUP, 1990) by Hans Moravec
The Adpated Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and the Generation of Culture (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995) by Jerome H. Barkow, Leda Cosmides, and John Tooby, eds.
Preface to Plato (Cambridge: HUP, 1982) by Eric A. Havelock
The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1991) by Francisco J. Varela, Evan Thompson, and Eleanor Rosch.
Snow Crash (New York: Bantam, 1992) by Neal Stephenson
The Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology and the Arts (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994) by Richard Lanham
Computer Power and Human Reason: From Judgement to Calculation (New York: W.H. Freeman, 1976) by Joseph Weizenbaum
Posthuman Bodies (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1995) by Judith Halberstam and Ira Livingston.
The Skin of Culture by Derrick De Kerckhove (Sommerville Publishing House, Toronto, 1995)
Minds, Brains and Science (Cambridge, HUP, 1986) by John R. Searle
Neuromancer (New York, Ace Books, 1984) by William Gibson
Research in Philosophy and Technology, edited by Frederick Ferre & George Allan (vol 14, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1994)
Being Digital by Nicholas Nergroponte
Bruno Latour, "We have Never Been Modern", translated by Catherine Porter (Cambridge: HUP, 1993)
Cybersociety: Computer-Mediated Communication and Community by Steve Jones (Newbury Park. CA)
The Norman Conquests by Alan Ayckbourn (dramatic trilogy in text and on video) 1988
Welcome To...Internet: From Mystry to Mastery by T. Badgett and C. Sandler (NY MIS Press, 1993)
The Garden of Forking Paths by Jorge Luis Borges (1941)
Electronic Culture: Technology and Visual Representation, edited by Timothy Druckrey (New York: Aperture, 1996)
Avatars of the Word: from Papyrus to Cyberspace (Cambridge: HUP, 1998) by James J. O'Donnell
The Future of the Book, edited by Geoffery Nunberg
As We May Think by Vannevar Bush (1945)
Hypertext 2.0 By George Landow (1997)
Teledemocracy: Can technology protect democracy? by F.C. Arterton (Newbury Park: Sage, 1987)
_Holding On to Reality_: The Nature of Information at the Turn of the Millennium (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999) by Albert Borgmann
How to advertise on the Internet by Michael Strangelove & Aneurin Bosley (Strangelove Press, 1994)
Crossing the Postmodern Divide (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992) by Albert Borgmann
>From Computing Machinery to Interaction Design by Terry Winograd (1997)
The Digital Dialectic: New Essays on New Media (MIT Press, 1999) editor Peter Lunenfeld
In the Age of the Smart Machine: the future of Work and Power by S. Zuboff (New York: Basic Books, 1988)
Hypermedia and Literary Studies (MIT, 1991) by George P. Landow
The Digital Word: Text-Based Computing in the Humanities (MIT, 1993) by George P. Landow
The Art of Computer Game Design by Chris Crawford (1982, 1997)
Computers as Theatre (Addison-Wesley 1991) by Branda Laurel
The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman (1988)
Snap to Grid: A User's Guide to Digital Arts, Media, and Cultures (forthcoming MIT Press) by Peter Lunenfeld.
The Invisible Computer by Don Norman (1998)
The Language of New Media (MIT Press, 2000) by Lev Manovich
The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology in the Age of the Internet (March 2000, MIT Press) edited by Ken Goldberg
City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn (MIT Press, 1995) by William J. Mitchell.
The Reconfigured Eye: Visual Truth in the Post-Photographic Era (MIT Press, 1992) by William J. Mitchell
The Logic of Architecture: Design, Computation, and Cognition (MIT Press, 1990) by William J. Mitchell
E-topia: Urban Life, Jim --But Not As We Know It (MIT Press, 1999-2000) by William J. Mitchell
Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995) by Sherry Turkle
Being-In-The-World: A Commentary on Heidegger's Being and Time, Division (MIT Press, 1991) by Hubert L. Dreyfus
Mind Over Machine: The Power of Human Intuition and Expertise in the Era of the Computer (Free Press, 1986) by Hubert L. Dreyfus, Stuart E. Dreyfus.
What Computers Still Can't Do: A Critique of Artificial Reason (MIT Press, 1992) by Hubert L. Dreyfus
Computation and Human Experience (Cambridge University Press, 1997) by Philip E. Agre
Electric Language: A Philosophical Study of Word Processing (Yale U. Press, 1999) co-written by Michael Heim & David Hillel Gelernter
Virtual Realism (Oxford U. Press, 1998) by Michael Heim
The Metaphysical of Virtual Reality (was published by Oxford U. Press, 1993) by Michael Heim.
The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet by Margaret Wertheim (Random House, 1999)
How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics (University of Chicago Press, 1999) by N. Katherine Hayles.
Technoromanticism: Digital Narrative, Holism, and the Romance of the Real (Leonardo(Series)(Cambridge, Massachusets.).) MIT Press, 1999 by Richard Coyne.
Designing Information Technology in the Postmodern Age: From Method to Metaphor (MIT Press, 1995) by Richard Coyne
Digital Mosaics: The Aesthetics of Cyberspace (Touchstone Books, 1998) by Steven Holtzman
Postmodern Currents: Arts and Artists in the Age of Electronic Media (Prentice Hall, 1996) by Margaret Lovejoy
The Cosmic Web: Scientific Field Models and Literary Strategies in the Twentieth Century -by Katherine Hayles (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1984)
Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, and Religion in the Information Age (Harmony Books, 1998) by Erik Davis
Web Developer.com(r) Guide to 3D Avatars (John Wiley & Sons, 1998) by Sue Ki Wilcox
Chaos Bound: Orderly Disorder in Contemporary Literature and Science -by Katherine Hayles (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1990)
The Virtual Dimension: Architecture, Representation, and Crash Culture (Princeton Architectural Pr., 1998) by John Beckmann
Avatars!: Exploring and Building Virtual Worlds on the Internet (Peachpit Press, 1997) by Bruce Damer
Magical A-Life Avatars: A New Paradigm for the Internet (Manning Publications Company, 1998) by Peter Small
Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace by Janet H. Murray (MIT Press, 1999)
Designing Information Technology in the Postmodern Age, From Method to Metaphor [A LEONARDO BOOK] by Richard Coyne
Network and Netplay: Virtual Groups on the Internet edited by Fay Sudweeks, Margaret McLaughlin and Sheizaf Rafaeli (MIT Press 1998)
Words and Rules by Steven Pinker (Basic Books)
How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker
The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker
The Real, True Angel by Robin Lippincott
The Cartographer's Vacations (collections of peotry) by Andrea Cohen
Cyberspace: First Steps, editor M. Benedikt (MIT Press, 1991)
Writing Space: The Computer in the History if Literacy by Jay David Bolter (Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1990)
The Mode of Information: Poststructuralism and Social Context by Mark Poster (University of Chicago Press, 1990)
Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology by Neil Postman (NY: Random House, 1992)
The Post-Modern and the Post-Industrial: A Critical Analysis by Margaret Rose, 1991
The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society by Norbert Wiener (NY: Doubleday, 1954)
Misunderstanding Media by Brian Winston in 1986
Virtual Worlds: A journey in Hype and Hyperreality by Benjamin Wooley (NY: Penguin, 1992)
Cyberspace Textuality: Computer Technology and Literary Theory editor Marie-Laure Ryan (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana UP, 1999)
Decentering the Subject in Fiction, Film, the Visual Arts, and Electronic Media by Silvio Gaggi (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997)
Cybergrace, The Search for God in the Digital World by Jennifer Cobb (Crown, 1998)
"Essays - The Wake of Art: Criticism, Philosophy, and the ends of Taste" (Overseas Publishers Association, 2000) by Arthur C. Danto
"Surviving the Age of Virtual Reality" (University of Missouri Press, 2000) by Thomas Langan.
"The Gaze and the Labyrinth: The Cinema of Liliana Cavani" (PUP, 2000) by Gaetana Marrone.
"Body Talk: Rhetoric, Technology, Reproduction" (University of Wisconsin Press, 2000) by Mary M. Lay
"Essays, Literature Media Information Systems" (Amsterdam: Overseas Publishers Association) by Friedrich A. Kittler.
Joyce Effects on Language, Theory, and History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000) by Derek Attridge.
"Essays, Critical Voices: The Myths of Postmodern Theory, Commentary by Warren Burt" by Nicholas Zurbrugs
Orality and Literacy; The Technologizing of the Word by Walter J. Ong.
The History and Power of Writing by Henri-Jean Martin
Amusing Ourselves to Death; Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman
Postmodernist Culture: An Introduction to Theories of the Contemporary (Oxford) by Steven Connor
The Moral Turn of Postmodernism: Ethics and Aesthetics in Postmodern Theory, edited by Gerhard Hoffman et.al.
Myth and the Making of Modernity edited by Michael Bell and Peter Poellner
Principled Positions: Postmodernisms and the Recovery of Value edited by Judith Squires
Sincerely yours Arun Tripathi Cyberexplorer Research Scholar UNI DO, GERMANY Online Facilitator ----------------
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