Memory Bytes: History, Technology, and Digital Culture by Duke University Press (Paperback, 2004)
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- DescriptionDigital culture is often characterized as radically breaking with past techlogies, practices, and ideologies rather than as reflecting or incorporating them. Memory Bytes seeks to counter such ahistoricism, arguing for the need to understand digital culture-and its social, political, and ethical ramifications-in historical and philosophical context. Looking at a broad range of techlogies, including photography, print and digital media, heat engines, stereographs, and medical imaging, the contributors present a number of different perspectives from which to reflect on the nature of media change. While foregrounding the challenges of drawing comparisons across varied media and eras, Memory Bytes explores how techlogies have been integrated into society at different moments in time. These essays from scholars in the social sciences and humanities cover topics related to science and medicine, politics and war, mass communication, philosophy, film, photography, and art. Whether describing how the cultural and legal conflicts over player pia rolls prefigured controversies over the intellectual property status of digital techlogies such as mp3 files; comparing the experiences of watching QuickTime movies to Joseph Cornell's boxed relic sculptures of the 1930s and 1940s; or calling for a critical history of electricity from the Enlightenment to the present, Memory Bytes investigates the interplay of techlogy and culture. It relates the Information Age to larger and older political and cultural phemena, analyzes how sensory effects have been techlogically produced over time, considers how human subjectivity has been shaped by machines, and emphasizes the dependence of particular techlogies on the material circumstances within which they were developed and used. Contributors. Judith Babbitts, Scott Curtis, Ronald E. Day, David Depew, Abraham Geil, Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi, Lisa Gitelman, N. Katherine Hayles, John Durham Peters, Lauren Rabivitz, Laura Rigal, Vivian Sobchack, Thomas Swiss
- Author BiographyLauren Rabinovitz is Professor of American Studies and Cinema at the University of Iowa. She is the author of For the Love of Pleasure: Women, Movies, and Culture in Turn-of-the-Century Chicago and Points of Resistance: Women, Power, and Politics in the New York Avant-Garde Cinema, 1943-1971 and coeditor of Television, History, and American Culture: Feminist Critical Essays, also published by Duke University Press. Abraham Geil is an instructor in media history at the New School University in New York City.
- PublisherDuke University Press
- Date of Publication12/01/2004
- SubjectCommunication & Media
- Place of PublicationNorth Carolina
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDuke University Press
- Content Note7 b&w photos
- Weight408 g
- Width3556 mm
- Height5487 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Edited byAbraham Geil,Lauren Rabinovitz
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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