Coverart for item
The Resource Networking : communicating with bodies and machines in the nineteenth century, Laura Otis

Networking : communicating with bodies and machines in the nineteenth century, Laura Otis

Label
Networking : communicating with bodies and machines in the nineteenth century
Title
Networking
Title remainder
communicating with bodies and machines in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Laura Otis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This new interdisciplinary study investigates the scientific and cultural roots of contemporary conceptions of the network, including computer information systems, the human nervous system, and communication technology. Laura Otis demonstrates that those roots are centuries old, not a modern conception. She shows how nineteenth-century neurobiologists, engineers, and fiction writers influenced each other's ideas about communication. Placing our own comparisons of nerve and computer networks in perspective, Otis explores their emergence in early analogies linking nerves and telegraphs."--Jacket
  • "This new interdisciplinary study investigates the scientific and cultural roots of contemporary conceptions of the network, including computer information systems, the human nervous system, and communication technology. Laura Otis demonstrates that those roots are centuries old, not a modern conception. She shows how nineteenth-century neurobiologists, engineers, and fiction writers influenced each other's ideas about communication. Placing our own comparisons of nerve and computer networks in perspective, Otis explores their emergence in early analogies linking nerves and telegraphs."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Otis, Laura
Dewey number
302.2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TK5102.2
LC item number
.O88 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in literature and science
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Telecommunication
Label
Networking : communicating with bodies and machines in the nineteenth century, Laura Otis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Two Telegraphers Unhappy with Their Nerves
  • Ch. 6.
  • A Web without Wires
  • Conclusion: Wired Thoughts
  • Ch. 1.
  • The Language of the Nerves
  • Ch. 2.
  • The Metaphoric Web
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Webs of Middlemarch
  • Ch. 4.
  • The Language of the Wires
Control code
46969793
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780472112135
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001002844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Networking : communicating with bodies and machines in the nineteenth century, Laura Otis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Two Telegraphers Unhappy with Their Nerves
  • Ch. 6.
  • A Web without Wires
  • Conclusion: Wired Thoughts
  • Ch. 1.
  • The Language of the Nerves
  • Ch. 2.
  • The Metaphoric Web
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Webs of Middlemarch
  • Ch. 4.
  • The Language of the Wires
Control code
46969793
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780472112135
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001002844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

    • Engineering Library & Technology CommonsBorrow it
      W2001 Lafferre Hall, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
      38.946102 -92.330125
Processing Feedback ...