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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..

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 ..

Control And Freedom

Pub Date : 2008-09-26 | Author : Wendy Hui Kyong Chun | Publisher : MIT Press

ISBN 10 : 9780262533065
ISBN 13 : 0262533065

A work that bridges media archaeology and visual culture studies argues that the Internet has emerged as a mass medium by linking control with freedom and democracy...

New Media Old Media

Pub Date : 2006 | Author : Wendy Hui Kyong Chun | Publisher : Psychology Press

ISBN 10 : 0415942241
ISBN 13 : 9780415942249

In this history of new media technologies, leading media and cultural theorists examine new media against the background of traditional media such as film, photography, and print i..

The Cultural Logic Of Computation

Pub Date : 2009-08-30 | Author : David Golumbia | Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780674053885
ISBN 13 : 0674053885

In The Cultural Logic of Computation, David Golumbia, who worked as a software designer for more than ten years, argues that computers are cultural "all the way down" - that there ..

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