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Author Drucker, Johanna, 1952-

Title SpecLab : digital aesthetics and projects in speculative computing / Johanna Drucker
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 241 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: the background to SpecLab -- Speculative computing -- From digital humanities to speculative computing -- Speculative computing: basic principles and essential distinctions -- Projects at SpecLab -- Temporal modeling -- Ivanhoe -- Subjective meteorology: a system of mapping personal weather -- Modeling a critical approach: metadata in ABsOnline -- The 'patacritical demon -- From aesthetics to aesthesis -- Graphesis and code -- Intimations of (im)materialty: text as code in the electronic environment -- Modeling functionality: from codex to e-book -- Aesthetics and new media -- Digital aesthetics and critical opposition -- Lessons of SpecLab
Summary Nearly a decade ago, Johanna Drucker cofounded the University of Virginia's SpecLab, a digital humanities laboratory dedicated to risky projects with serious aims. In SpecLab she explores the implications of these radical efforts to use critical practices and aesthetic principles against the authority of technology based on analytic models of knowledge
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-228) and index
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Subject Humanities -- Digital libraries.
Humanities -- Research -- Data processing.
Image processing -- Digital techniques.
Image processing.
Information storage and retrieval systems -- Humanities.
Information storage and retrieval systems.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008041462
ISBN 0226165078 (cloth)
0226165086 (paper)
0226165094 (electronic bk.)
9780226165073 (cloth)
9780226165080 (paper)
9780226165097 (electronic bk.)