RCCS Book Reviews

RCCS’s book reviews for April include: Frank Webster’s Culture and Politics in the Information Age: A New Politics? reviewed by Joseph Savirimuthu; Henry C. Lucas, Jr.’s Strategies for Electronic Commerce and the Internet reviewed by Edward Castronova; Sally Wyatt, Flis Henwood, Nod Miller & Peter Senker’s Technology and In/equality: Questioning the Information Society reviewed by Dougie Bicket and Yu-hua Chang; and Arthur Asa Berger’s Video Games: A Popular Culture Phenomenon reviewed by W. Bradford Mello.

New Media Studies in ebr

Electronic Book Review takes a look at New Media Studies in our changing times. Writings include Scott Rettberg’s introduction, New Media Studies, and the following reviews: Matthew G. Kirschenbaum on Noah Wardrip-Fruin & Nick Montfort’s The New Media Reader, Raine Koskimaa on N. Katherine Hayles’ Writing Machines, Chris Funkhouser on Stephanie Strickland’s V: WaveSon.nets/Losing L’una, Scott Rettberg on David Weinberger’s Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web, and Rob Wittig on Justin Hall’s links.net.

Culture Machine 5

The latest issue of the e-journal, Culture Machine, features articles written by N. Katherine Hayles, Mark Amerika, Ted Striphas, Andy Miah, Gary Hall, Alan Clinton, Charlie Gere, Anna Munster, Cathryn Vasseleu, Chris Chesher, Gregory L. Ulmer, and Bernard Stiegler. Culture Machine accepts submissions written about any facet of culture and theory.

Culture Machine is accepting contributions for its February 2004 issue, Culture Machine 6: Deconstruction is/in Cultural Studies. The contributions may address any aspect of cultural studies in relation to deconstruction, or between “old” and “new” cultural studies. The deadline for submissions is October 2003. For more information, visit the Culture Machine website.

Whalelane – Issue No. 6

Whalelane, an online journal of writing, the visual arts, and experimental formats, is celebrating its first anniversary online with Issue No. 6. The March 15th issue features poetry and fiction from Kevin Minh Allen, Ace Boggess, Dave Earnhardt, Carrie Heimer, Linden Ontjes and a lost haiku from Carl Harte as recollected by David Kozubei. Visual artists Sheila Ernst-Bifano, Claudio Parentela, and Josh Rickenbach will be presented, as well as an interactive work by Mez and animation by Crankbunny.

Spineless Book Award Announced

Friday February 21st is the 100th birthday of Raymond Queneau, cofounder of the writing circle Oulipo and author of “One Hundred Thousand Billion Sonnets” and “A Story as You Like It,” arguably two of the earliest multicursal (hyper)texts. In his honor, Spineless Books presents the Fitzpatrick-O’Dinn Award for the Best Book Length Work of Constrained English Literatur. Submissions accepted for works designed for electronic environments or print, as well as computer-assisted writing (whether explicitly labeled as such or not).