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Playful Intelligence: Digitizing Tradition

Playful Intelligence: Digitizing Tradition
 

This is a guide, in theory and in practice, to how current technological changes have impacted our interaction with texts and with each other.

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ISBN 9781472568823
Barcode 9781472568823
Published 25 September 2014 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Sussman, Henry
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ISBN-13 9781472568823
ISBN-10 1472568826
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date 25 September 2014
International Publication Date 23 October 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Sussman, Henry
Category Literary Theory
Philosophy
Game Theory
Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 832g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Technology and civilization, Literature and technology, COMPUTERS / Programming / Games, PHILOSOPHY / Criticism
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 801
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This is a guide, in theory and in practice, to how current technological changes have impacted our interaction with texts and with each other. Henry Sussman rereads pivotal moments in literary, philosophical and cultural modernity as anticipating the cybernetic discourse that has increasingly defined theory since the computer revolution. Cognitive science, psychoanalysis and systems theory are paralleled to current trends in literary and philosophical theory.Chapters alternate between theory and readings of literary texts, resulting in a broad but rigorously grounded framework for the relation between literature and computer science. This book is a refreshing perspective on the analog-orientated tradition of theory in the humanities - and offers the first literary-textual genealogy of the digital.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review If by a general and unexamined consensus 'digitallity' has become our age's reigning theme and metaphor, it takes a literary theorist and polymath of mythic proportions to do justice to the complexity and wealth of that metaphor, and to the real relations between fields of knowledge and productivity that animate it. Henry Sussman rises to the task with a book that is as breathtaking in its scope as it is trenchant in its insights. From cybernetics to literature to philosophy and back again, Sussman's ignition of his inexhaustible erudition with a promethean spark of creativity powers a riveting and relentless interrogation of intelligence, a notion that engulfs those of us in the academic domain so closely that it seldom occurs to ask ourselves what, exactly, it is, how its conceptualization affects us, and how we came to think of it the way we do today. William Egginton, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Vice Dean for Graduate Education, The Johns Hopkins University, USA.

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Author's Bio

Henry Sussman is Visiting Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Yale University, USA.

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