Re: [-empyre-] Writing Culture
Hayles made a complete difference in where I went with my work in digital
I had been feeling chagrined about digital storytelling and hyperfiction
until I read Writing Machines. It was just the panacea I needed. After that,
I began scrambling for anything I could find by Hayles.
The Glassner text, Interactive Storytelling, is a great primer.
I could go on and on. Such is what happens when one acknowledges the mind's
associative processes. Or, to put it differently: when one connects
Goldsworthy, Arbus, Fluxus, Surrealism, documentary photography, art
history, Welty, John O'Hara, Dickens and New Media theory ;-)
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From: "Bill Seaman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2005 2:40 PM
Subject: [-empyre-] Writing Culture
N. Katherine Hayles has had a series of excellent books that have been
very influential for me. She also talks extensively about pattern in How
We Became Post Human.
Hayles also is a bridge builder when it comes to art/science (whole mind)
The Cosmic Web: Scientific Field Models and Literary Strategies in
the Twentieth Century (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1984).
Chaos Bound: Orderly Disorder in Contemporary Literature and
Science (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990). Translated into
Spanish as La Evolucion del Caos: El Orden dentro del desorden en
las ciencias contemporaneas (Barcelona: Gedisa, 1993).
Chaos and Order: Complex Dynamics in Literature and Science.
(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991).
An essay collection edited by Hayles.
Technocriticism and Hypernarrative. A special issue of
Studies 43, no. 3 (Fall 1997) guest-edited by Hayles, with introduction
How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics ,Literature
and Informatics (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.) Winner of
Wellek Prize for Best Book in Literary Theory for 1998-1999, American
Literature Association. Winner of the Eaton Award for the Best Book in
Theory and Criticism, 1998-99. Named as one of the best 25 books of 1999
Literature for Posthumans, Mediawork Pamphlet Series, MIT Press.
Anticipated completion, December 2001.
Coding the Signifier: Rethinking Semiosis from the Telegraph to the
Computer. Under contract to the University of Chicago Press. Anticipated
Professor Bill Seaman, Ph.D.
Digital+ Media Department (Graduate Division)
Rhode Island School of Design
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