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The Resource Phantasmal media : an approach to imagination, computation, and expression, D. Fox Harrell

Phantasmal media : an approach to imagination, computation, and expression, D. Fox Harrell

Label
Phantasmal media : an approach to imagination, computation, and expression
Title
Phantasmal media
Title remainder
an approach to imagination, computation, and expression
Statement of responsibility
D. Fox Harrell
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Phantasmal Media, D. Fox Harrell considers the expressive power of computational media. He argues, forcefully and persuasively, that the great expressive potential of computational media comes from the ability to construct and reveal phantasms -- blends of cultural ideas and sensory imagination. These ubiquitous and often-unseen phantasms -- cognitive phenomena that include sense of self, metaphors, social categories, narrative, and poetic thinking -- influence almost all our everyday experiences. Harrell offers an approach for understanding and designing computational systems that have the power to evoke these phantasms, paying special attention to the exposure of oppressive phantasms and the creation of empowering ones. He argues for the importance of cultural content, diverse worldviews, and social values in computing. The expressive power of phantasms is not purely aesthetic, he contends; phantasmal media can express and construct the types of meaning central to the human condition. Harrell discusses, among other topics, the phantasm as an orienting perspective for developers; expressive epistemologies, or data structures based on subjective human worldviews; morphic semiotics (building on the computer scientist Joseph Goguen's theory of algebraic semiotics); cultural phantasms that influence consensus and reveal other perspectives; computing systems based on cultural models; interaction and expression; and the ways that real-world information is mapped onto, and instantiated by, computational data structures. The concept of phantasmal media, Harrell argues, offers new possibilities for using the computer to understand and improve the human condition through the human capacity to imagine."
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Harrell, D. Fox
Dewey number
303.48/34
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.9.C66
LC item number
H38 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computers and civilization
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • New media art
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Computers and civilization
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • New media art
Label
Phantasmal media : an approach to imagination, computation, and expression, D. Fox Harrell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining phantasms -- Imagining and computing phantasms -- Subjective computing -- Expressive epistemologies -- Polymorphic poetics -- Cultural computing -- Cultural phantasms -- Integrative cultural systems -- Critical computing -- Agency play -- Critical-computational empowerment -- Conclusion -- Phantasmal media and the human condition
Control code
863157345
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 420 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262317665
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 8834
  • 9780262317665
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)863157345
Label
Phantasmal media : an approach to imagination, computation, and expression, D. Fox Harrell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining phantasms -- Imagining and computing phantasms -- Subjective computing -- Expressive epistemologies -- Polymorphic poetics -- Cultural computing -- Cultural phantasms -- Integrative cultural systems -- Critical computing -- Agency play -- Critical-computational empowerment -- Conclusion -- Phantasmal media and the human condition
Control code
863157345
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 420 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262317665
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 8834
  • 9780262317665
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)863157345

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