Social Media Archeology and Poetics (Leonardo) (Hardcover)

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By Judy Malloy (Editor)
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First person accounts by pioneers in the field, classic essays, and new scholarship document the collaborative and creative practices of early social media.

Focusing on early social media in the arts and humanities and on the core role of creative computer scientists, artists, and scholars in shaping the pre-Web social media landscape, Social Media Archeology and Poetics documents social media lineage, beginning in the 1970s with collaborative ARPANET research, Community Memory, PLATO, Minitel, and ARTEX and continuing into the 1980s and beyond with the Electronic Café, Art Com Electronic Network, Arts Wire, The THING, and many more.

With first person accounts from pioneers in the field, as well as papers by artists, scholars, and curators, Social Media Archeology and Poetics documents how these platforms were vital components of early social networking and important in the development of new media and electronic literature. It describes platforms that allowed artists and musicians to share and publish their work, community networking diversity, and the creation of footholds for the arts and humanities online. And it invites comparisons of social media in the past and present, asking: What can we learn from early social media that will inspire us to envision a greater cultural presence on contemporary social media?

Contributors
Madeline Gonzalez Allen, James Blustein, Hank Bull, Annick Bureaud, J. R. Carpenter, Paul E. Ceruzzi, Anna Couey, Amanda McDonald Crowley, Steve Dietz, Judith Donath, Steven Durland, Lee Felsenstein, Susanne Gerber, Ann-Barbara Graff, Dene Grigar, Stacy Horn, Antoinette LaFarge, Deena Larsen, Gary O. Larson, Alan Liu, Geert Lovink, Richard Lowenberg, Judy Malloy, Scott McPhee, Julianne Nyhan, Howard Rheingold, Randy Ross, Wolfgang Staehle, Fred Truck, Rob Wittig, David R. Woolley

About the Author


Judy Malloy, an electronic literature pioneer and early social media poet and arts writer, is the editor of Women, Art, and Technology (MIT Press).

Judy Malloy, an electronic literature pioneer and early social media poet and arts writer, is the editor of Women, Art, and Technology (MIT Press).

Paul E. Ceruzzi is Curator at the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian Institution. He is the author of Computing: A Concise History, A History of Modern Computing, and Internet Alley: High Technology in Tysons Corner, 1945–2005, all published by the MIT Press, and other books.

Howard Rheingold, an influential writer and thinker on social media, is the author of Tools for Thought: The History and Future of Mind-Expanding Technology, The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier (both published by the MIT Press), and Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution.

Judy Malloy, an electronic literature pioneer and early social media poet and arts writer, is the editor of Women, Art, and Technology (MIT Press).

Dene Grigar is Professor and Director of the Creative Media and Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver.

Judy Malloy, an electronic literature pioneer and early social media poet and arts writer, is the editor of Women, Art, and Technology (MIT Press).

Judy Malloy, an electronic literature pioneer and early social media poet and arts writer, is the editor of Women, Art, and Technology (MIT Press).

Judith Donath is a Faculty Fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society and a Visiting Scholar at MIT's Program in Science, Technology, and Society.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780262034654
ISBN-10: 0262034654
Publisher: The MIT Press
Publication Date: August 19th, 2016
Pages: 488
Language: English
Series: Leonardo

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