Re: [-empyre-] Opening remarks on new media history

At 11:55 PM -0500 1/1/04, Alan Sondheim wrote:
I've not been able to afford the book, but have read numerous essays in
it, and have taught new media.

I know it's not a solution that would work for everyone - but given that you've taught new media courses, and probably have plans to teach them in the future, I expect MITP would be happy to send you an examination copy. Just follow the link from here:

When there's no department (I was the
sub-department), the freedom's amazing, and the work can go in literally
any conceivable direction. Add requisites and 'field,' and the
expectations literally drown out everything else.

I think there are quite a few ways we can mean 'field' - from the magnetic through the place to graze and on through the over-constrained. I agree that we should resist attempts to create the sort of field that can answer the query, "What are the major research questions in your field?" At the same time, I think it would be good to have the kind of field that has arrayed a wide selection of resources, prior work, and open-ended questions - available to inspire those coming into the field, well-known enough for them to build upon.


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