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Author Puskar, Jason Robert, author.

Title The Switch : an off and on history of digital humans / Jason Puskar
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2023]


Description 1 online resource (x, 330 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Origin stories -- Designing the button -- Analogs and analogies -- The point of touch -- Counting on the body -- Darth Vader's nipples -- The keyboard's checkered past -- Human types -- Chording and coding -- The archaeology of qwerty -- The toys of Dionysus -- Pinball wizards -- The control panel of democracy -- Switching philosophies -- Pistolgraphs -- First-person shooters
Summary "The Switch traces the rise of a technology that has transformed everyday life for billions of people: the binary switch. Chronicling its rapid growth since the mid-nineteenth century, Jason Puskar moves beyond a technical history to offer a cultural and political analysis of how reducing so much human action to binary alternatives has profoundly reshaped modern society"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 30, 2023)
Subject Human-computer interaction -- History
Computer simulation -- History
Computers -- Social aspects -- History
Avatars (Virtual reality) -- History
Avatars (Virtual reality)
Computer simulation.
Computers -- Social aspects.
Human-computer interaction.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2023017137
ISBN 9781452970332
Other Titles Off and on history of digital humans