Small tech : the culture of digital tools / Byron Hawk, David M. Rieder, and Ollie Oviedo, editors.

Contributor(s): Hawk, Byron | Rieder, David M | Oviedo, Ollie OMaterial type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksElectronic mediations: v. 22.Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2008Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 236 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780816653850; 0816653852Subject(s): Telematics | Miniature electronic equipment -- Social aspects | Pocket computers -- Social aspects | Household electronics -- Social aspects | Cyberspace | Mass media -- Technological innovations | Digital music players -- Social aspects | Cell phones -- Social aspectsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Small tech.DDC classification: 303.48/3 LOC classification: TK5105.6 | .S62 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Acknowledgments; Introduction: On Small Tech and Complex Ecologies; Traditional Software in New Ecologies; 1. Data Visualization as New Abstraction and as Anti-Sublime; 2. Softvideography: Digital Video as Postliterate Practice; 3. Technopolitics, Blogs, and Emergent Media Ecologies: A Critical/Reconstructive Approach; 4. Remembering Dinosaurs: Toward an Archaeological Understanding of Digital Photo Manipulation; 5. Cut, Copy, and Paste; 6. Dreamweaver and the Procession of Simulations: What You See Is Not Why You Get What You Get.
Summary: Experts examine the ways digital tools affect social and cultural experience.
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Acknowledgments; Introduction: On Small Tech and Complex Ecologies; Traditional Software in New Ecologies; 1. Data Visualization as New Abstraction and as Anti-Sublime; 2. Softvideography: Digital Video as Postliterate Practice; 3. Technopolitics, Blogs, and Emergent Media Ecologies: A Critical/Reconstructive Approach; 4. Remembering Dinosaurs: Toward an Archaeological Understanding of Digital Photo Manipulation; 5. Cut, Copy, and Paste; 6. Dreamweaver and the Procession of Simulations: What You See Is Not Why You Get What You Get.

Experts examine the ways digital tools affect social and cultural experience.

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The primary subject heading for this book is telematics, which, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, involves "the long-distance transmission of computerized information." However, despite the somewhat vague title, which may suggest at least some analysis of small electronic tool technologies, English professors Hawk (George Mason Univ.), Rieder (North Carolina State Univ.), and Oviedo (Eastern New Mexico Univ.), have compiled 26 essays that focus more specifically on this topic in relation to the larger social impact of miniaturization in the 20th and 21st centuries, rather than discussing the science of this technology itself. Over half of the contributors are from the disciplines of English or art, with only a small number having a sound background in computer science or engineering, and even these authors have a strong research focus on social theory. General readers, and even undergraduates, may have trouble absorbing the information presented due to the (at times) excessive verbosity of the language used. Small Tech is part of the "Electronic Mediations" series which aims to explore electronically mediated communication and its humanistic and social implications. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional philosophy, usability, sociology, and communications collections. S.A. Patton Delta State University

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