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Cultural Writing. "While most institutions are still trying to figure out what to do with `new media,' some of the best new-media artists and theorists have already moved on to the next paradigm: the study of software culture. Matthew Fuller's excellent collection is the first monograph in this emerging field. What Fuller gives us is not just a usual book of theory but rather a kind of software--a `critical help system' to help us understand what is really going on behind the menu and the windows of our computer screens"--Dr. Lev Manovich. "This book is your chance to ingest the venom and bile of Bill Gates' evil twin"--Critical Art Ensemble.

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"While most institutions are still trying to figure out what to do with 'new media,' some of the best of new-media artists and theorists have already moved on to the next paradigm: the study of software culture. Matthew Fuller's excellent collection is the first monograph in this emerging field. Combining solid understanding of theory and modern art history with the groundbreaking practical work in software culture, Fuller brilliantly analyzes the tools which we all use everyday to interface with the world and each other: Web browsers, search engines, word processors. What Fuller gives us is not just a usual book of theory but rather a kind of software?a 'critical help system' to help us understand what is really going on behind the menu and the windows of our computer screens." Dr. Lev Manovich, Visual Arts Department, University of California, San Diego; author of The Language of New Media

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"A compelling hybrid of sci-fi style merged with hard-edged software criticism from the perspective of a very dissatisfied customer. This book is your chance to ingest the venom and bile of Bill Gates' evil twin." Critical Art Ensemble

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A far-reaching and strikingly original collection of essays on the "culture of software" by new-media critic Matthew Fuller. Behind the Blip looks at the many ways in which the ostensibly neutral user interfaces, search engines, "intelligent agents," and word processors that are now part of our everyday life are actively reshaping the way we look at and interact with the world.

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ISBN:
9781570271397
Author:
Fuller, Matthew
Publisher:
Autonomedia
Author:
MacKay, John Henry
Location:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Computer Science
Subject:
Computer software
Subject:
Human-computer interaction
Subject:
User Interfaces
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Personal Computers-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
551
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
165
Dimensions:
8.98x6.12x.39 in. .55 lbs.

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Product details 165 pages Autonomedia - English 9781570271397 Reviews:
"Review" by , "While most institutions are still trying to figure out what to do with 'new media,' some of the best of new-media artists and theorists have already moved on to the next paradigm: the study of software culture. Matthew Fuller's excellent collection is the first monograph in this emerging field. Combining solid understanding of theory and modern art history with the groundbreaking practical work in software culture, Fuller brilliantly analyzes the tools which we all use everyday to interface with the world and each other: Web browsers, search engines, word processors. What Fuller gives us is not just a usual book of theory but rather a kind of software?a 'critical help system' to help us understand what is really going on behind the menu and the windows of our computer screens." Dr. Lev Manovich, Visual Arts Department, University of California, San Diego; author of The Language of New Media
"Review" by , "A compelling hybrid of sci-fi style merged with hard-edged software criticism from the perspective of a very dissatisfied customer. This book is your chance to ingest the venom and bile of Bill Gates' evil twin."
"Synopsis" by , A far-reaching and strikingly original collection of essays on the "culture of software" by new-media critic Matthew Fuller. Behind the Blip looks at the many ways in which the ostensibly neutral user interfaces, search engines, "intelligent agents," and word processors that are now part of our everyday life are actively reshaping the way we look at and interact with the world.
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