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Protocol: How Control Exists after Decentralization (Leonardo Book Series)

Is the Internet a vast arena of unrestricted communication and freely exchanged information or a regulated, highly structured virtual bureaucracy? In Protocol, Alexander Galloway argues that the founding principle of the Net is control, not freedom, and that the controlling power lies in the technical protocols that make network connections (and disconnections) possible. He does this by treating the computer as a textual medium that is based on a technological language, code. Code, he…


Pub Date : 2004 | Author : Alexander R. Galloway | Publisher : MIT Press

ISBN 10 : 0262072475
ISBN 13 : 9780262072472

A critical analysis of the protocols that control theInternet and the resistance to them...

The Interface Effect

Pub Date : 2013-05-20 | Author : Alexander R. Galloway | Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

ISBN 10 : 9780745662923
ISBN 13 : 0745662927

Interfaces are back, or perhaps they never left. The familiar Socratic conceit from the Phaedrus, of communication as the process of writing directly on the soul of the other, has ..


Pub Date : 2006 | Author : Alexander R. Galloway | Publisher : U of Minnesota Press

ISBN 10 : 9781452908687
ISBN 13 : 1452908680

Video games have been a central feature of the cultural landscape for over twenty years and now rival older media like movies, television, and music in popularity and cultural infl..

Finding Augusta

Pub Date : 2014-03-04 | Author : Heidi Rae Cooley | Publisher : Dartmouth College Press

ISBN 10 : 9781611685220
ISBN 13 : 1611685222

Finding Augusta breaks new ground, revising how media studies interpret the relationship between our bodies and technology. This is a challenging exploration of how, for both good ..

Coding Literacy

Pub Date : 2017-07-21 | Author : Annette Vee | Publisher : MIT Press

ISBN 10 : 9780262036245
ISBN 13 : 026203624X

How the theoretical tools of literacy help us understand programming in its historical, social and conceptual contexts...

The Exploit

Pub Date : 2007 | Author : Alexander R. Galloway | Publisher : U of Minnesota Press

ISBN 10 : 9781452913322
ISBN 13 : 1452913323

Alexander R. Galloway and Eugene Thacker challenge the widespread assumption that networks are inherently egalitarian. Instead, they contend that there exist new modes of control e..

Critical Terms For Media Studies

Pub Date : 2010-03-15 | Author : W. J. T. Mitchell | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226532660
ISBN 13 : 0226532666

Communications, philosophy, film and video, digital culture: media studies straddles an astounding array of fields and disciplines and produces a vocabulary that is in equal parts ..

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