The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media

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The study of what is collectively labeled qNew Mediaqa€”the cultural and artistic practices made possible by digital technologya€”has become one of the most vibrant areas of scholarly activity and is rapidly turning into an established academic field, with many universities now offering it as a major. The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media is the first comprehensive reference work to which teachers, students, and the curious can quickly turn for reliable information on the key terms and concepts of the field. The contributors present entries on nearly 150 ideas, genres, and theoretical concepts that have allowed digital media to produce some of the most innovative intellectual, artistic, and social practices of our time. The result is an easy-to-consult reference for digital media scholars or anyone wishing to become familiar with this fast-developing field.CCS is the application of hermeneutics to the interpretation of the extrafunctional significance of computer source code. ... Dennis Jerza#39;s essay on William Crowthera#39;s Adventure included photographs, maps, a discuse sion of gameplay, and, of course, FORTRAN source code, ... Code plays a crucial role in these interpretations for it provides the material, historical implementation of the software in question.

Title:The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media
Author:Marie-Laure Ryan, Lori Emerson, Benjamin J. Robertson
Publisher:JHU Press - 2014-03-20


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