Edited by Jan Van Looy and Jan Baetens, Close Reading New Media: Analyzing Electronic Literature is the first publication to apply the method of close analysis to new media. This book proposes close readings of work by Mark Amerika, Darren Aronofsky, M.D. Coverley, Raymond Federman, Shelley Jackson, Rick Pryll, Geoff Ryman and Stephanie Strickland.
New book reviews at RCCS include: Espen J. Aarseth’s Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature reviewed by Vika Zafrin; David Kushner’s Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created An Empire and Transformed Pop Culture reviewed by Bob Rehak; and Steven Poole’s Trigger Happy: Videogames and the Entertainment Revolution reviewed by Edward Castronova and Aaron Delwiche.
Nick Montfort’s new book, Twisty Little Passages, is now available from MIT Press. For more details and to order the book, visit http://nickm.com/twisty.
Visit Raw Nerve Books to pre-order your copy of Hello World: Travels in Virtuality by Sue
Thomas, to be published in March 2004. Raw Nerve is having a special offer in which you may pre-order Hello World and buy Cyborg Lives?: Women’s Technobiographies edited by Flis Henwood, Helen Kennedy and Nod Miller, at a discounted price.
MIT Press and Leonardo/ISAST announces the publication of Women, Art, and Technology, a book featuring the work of female artists who have played a central role in the development of new media practice. More information about Women, Art, and Technology is available at Judy Malloy’s site, and you may purchase the book at Amazon.
Postcolonial studies is affected by the spread of networked computing and digital culture, such as email, websites, newsgroups, online games, digital art, and blogs. Postcolonialism and Digital Culture is seeking papers for its September 2004 issue, which focuses on the consequences of the digital culture for the postcolonial condition.
The Iowa Review Web features the work of Brian Kim Stefans and an interview with Stefans by Giselle Beiguelman; Tal Halpern’s Digital Nature: the Case Collection version 2.0 and an interview with Tal Halpern by Patrick F. Walter; new work by Paul A. Toth and Bob Thurber; writings by Nick Moudry, Ilan Stavans, and Lance Olsen; and GÃ¡bor SzantÃ³’s “Letters to King Laios from Oedipus.”
Visit electronic book review to read “Histories of the Future” by Steve Shaviro, “Contour of a Contour” by Dave Ciccoricco, “Histories of the Present” by Darren Tofts, and “Words and Syllables” by Sven Philipp.
Vol. 5, No. 2 of The Iowa Review Web features: “A Media Theory of Consciousness” by Anthony Enns, a review of Joseph Tabbi’s Cognitive Fictions; an interview with Tabbi, and Tabbi’s “Overwriting”; “The nEARness/t of [IrOny] U’s” an interview with Talan Memmott by M.D. Coverley, and Memmott’s “Self Portrait(s) [as Other(s)]; The Very Essence of Poetry”: Judd Morrissey and Lori Talley’s My Name is Captain, Captain by Jessica Pressman, and Flying Blind: An Interview with Judd Morrissey and Lori Talley by Jessica Pressman; “Relics and Kindling: An Autobiography “by Eric Pankey; and “American Mammals” by Ina Grigorova.