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The Resource Plain text : the poetics of computation, Dennis Tenen

Plain text : the poetics of computation, Dennis Tenen

Label
Plain text : the poetics of computation
Title
Plain text
Title remainder
the poetics of computation
Statement of responsibility
Dennis Tenen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book challenges the ways we read, write, store, and retrieve information in the digital age. Computers-from electronic books to smart phones-play an active role in our social lives. Our technological choices thus entail theoretical and political commitments. Dennis Tenen takes up today's strange enmeshing of humans, texts, and machines to argue that our most ingrained intuitions about texts are profoundly alienated from the physical contexts of their intellectual production. Drawing on a range of primary sources from both literary theory and software engineering, he makes a case for a more transparent practice of human-computer interaction. Plain Text is thus a rallying call, a frame of mind as much as a file format. It reminds us, ultimately, that our devices also encode specific modes of governance and control that must remain available to interpretation
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tenen, Dennis
Dewey number
809/.93356
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.T37
LC item number
T47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and technology
  • Digital media
  • Electronic publications
  • Electronic publishing
Label
Plain text : the poetics of computation, Dennis Tenen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-258) 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
Computational poetics : an introduction -- Metaphor machines -- Laying bare the device : the modernist roots of computation -- Form, formula, format -- Recondite surfaces -- Literature down to a pixel -- Conclusion : human grounds for computation
Control code
964352878
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 268 pages
Isbn
9781503602281
Lccn
2016052467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027281212
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)964352878
Label
Plain text : the poetics of computation, Dennis Tenen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-258) 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
Computational poetics : an introduction -- Metaphor machines -- Laying bare the device : the modernist roots of computation -- Form, formula, format -- Recondite surfaces -- Literature down to a pixel -- Conclusion : human grounds for computation
Control code
964352878
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 268 pages
Isbn
9781503602281
Lccn
2016052467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027281212
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)964352878

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