Literature After Globalization

Literature After Globalization
Author: Philip Leonard
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-02-14
ISBN: 1441105786
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature After Globalization Book Excerpt:

Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2014 Literature after Globalization offers a detailed study of recent literary and theoretical responses to technology, globalization, and national identity. Focusing on texts of the the 1990s and 2000s, particularly novels and other writing by Mark Danielewski, Hari Kunzru, Indra Sinha, and Neal Stephenson, it charts a departure from narratives of globalization which declare the collapse of national cultures, and it considers how national sovereignty has been reinvented and reasserted in the face of technology's transnational effects. Drawing upon recent theoretical responses to technology and culture (including work by Yochai Benkler, Manuel Castells, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, N. Katherine Hayles, Paul Virilio, and McKenzie Wark) this book will explore how, in these novels, the notion of an inclusive globalization has been replaced by a sense of national globalism.

My Mother Was a Computer

My Mother Was a Computer
Author: N. Katherine Hayles
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-03-15
ISBN: 0226321495
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Mother Was a Computer Book Excerpt:

We live in a world, according to N. Katherine Hayles, where new languages are constantly emerging, proliferating, and fading into obsolescence. These are languages of our own making: the programming languages written in code for the intelligent machines we call computers. Hayles's latest exploration provides an exciting new way of understanding the relations between code and language and considers how their interactions have affected creative, technological, and artistic practices. My Mother Was a Computer explores how the impact of code on everyday life has become comparable to that of speech and writing: language and code have grown more entangled, the lines that once separated humans from machines, analog from digital, and old technologies from new ones have become blurred. My Mother Was a Computer gives us the tools necessary to make sense of these complex relationships. Hayles argues that we live in an age of intermediation that challenges our ideas about language, subjectivity, literary objects, and textuality. This process of intermediation takes place where digital media interact with cultural practices associated with older media, and here Hayles sharply portrays such interactions: how code differs from speech; how electronic text differs from print; the effects of digital media on the idea of the self; the effects of digitality on printed books; our conceptions of computers as living beings; the possibility that human consciousness itself might be computational; and the subjective cosmology wherein humans see the universe through the lens of their own digital age. We are the children of computers in more than one sense, and no critic has done more than N. Katherine Hayles to explain how these technologies define us and our culture. Heady and provocative, My Mother Was a Computer will be judged as her best work yet.

Mathematics in Popular Culture

Mathematics in Popular Culture
Author: Jessica K. Sklar,Elizabeth S. Sklar
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 0786489944
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematics in Popular Culture Book Excerpt:

Mathematics has maintained a surprising presence in popular media for over a century. In recent years, the movies Good Will Hunting, A Beautiful Mind, and Stand and Deliver, the stage plays Breaking the Code and Proof, the novella Flatland and the hugely successful television crime series NUMB3RS all weave mathematics prominently into their storylines. Less obvious but pivotal references to the subject appear in the blockbuster TV show Lost, the cult movie The Princess Bride, and even Tolstoy’s War and Peace. In this collection of new essays, contributors consider the role of math in everything from films, baseball, crossword puzzles, fantasy role-playing games, and television shows to science fiction tales, award-winning plays and classic works of literature. Revealing the broad range of intersections between mathematics and mainstream culture, this collection demonstrates that even “mass entertainment” can have a hidden depth.

Network Aesthetics

Network Aesthetics
Author: Patrick Jagoda
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-03-22
ISBN: 022634665X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Network Aesthetics Book Excerpt:

The term “network” is now applied to everything from the Internet to terrorist-cell systems. But the word’s ubiquity has also made it a cliché, a concept at once recognizable yet hard to explain. Network Aesthetics, in exploring how popular culture mediates our experience with interconnected life, reveals the network’s role as a way for people to construct and manage their world—and their view of themselves. Each chapter considers how popular media and artistic forms make sense of decentralized network metaphors and infrastructures. Patrick Jagoda first examines narratives from the 1990s and 2000s, including the novel Underworld, the film Syriana, and the television series The Wire, all of which play with network forms to promote reflection on domestic crisis and imperial decline in contemporary America. Jagoda then looks at digital media that are interactive, nonlinear, and dependent on connected audiences to show how recent approaches, such as those in the videogame Journey, open up space for participatory and improvisational thought. Contributing to fields as diverse as literary criticism, digital studies, media theory, and American studies, Network Aesthetics brilliantly demonstrates that, in today’s world, networks are something that can not only be known, but also felt, inhabited, and, crucially, transformed.

Crypto Dictionary

Crypto Dictionary
Author: Jean-Philippe Aumasson
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2021-03-18
ISBN: 1718501404
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crypto Dictionary Book Excerpt:

Crypto Dictionary is your full reference resource for all things cryptography. Cryptography from A5/0 to ZRTP Expand your mind—and your crypto knowledge—with the ultimate desktop dictionary for all things cryptography. Written by a globally recognized cryptographer for fellow experts and novices to the field alike, Crypto Dictionary is rigorous in its definitions, yet easy to read and laced with humor. You’ll find: A survey of crypto algorithms both widespread and niche, from RSA and DES to the USSR’s GOST cipher Trivia from the history of cryptography, such as the MINERVA backdoor in Crypto AG’s encryption algorithms, which may have let the US read the secret communications of foreign governments An explanation of why the reference to the Blowfish cipher in the TV show 24 makes absolutely no sense Discussions of numerous cryptographic attacks, like the slide attack and biclique attack (and the meaning of a crypto “attack”) Types of cryptographic proofs, such as zero-knowledge proofs of spacetime A polemic against referring to cryptocurrency as “crypto” A look toward the future of cryptography, with discussions of the threat of quantum computing poses to our current cryptosystems and a nod to post-quantum algorithms, such as lattice-based cryptographic schemes Or, flip to any random page and learn something new, interesting, and mind-boggling for fun. Organized alphabetically, with hundreds of incisive entries and illustrations at your fingertips, Crypto Dictionary is the crypto world go-to guide that you’ll always want within reach.

Tomorrow through the Past

Tomorrow through the Past
Author: Jon Lewis
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2008-12-18
ISBN: 1443802700
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tomorrow through the Past Book Excerpt:

Tomorrow Through the Past: Neal Stephenson and the Project of Global Modernization is the first collection of scholarly essays dedicated exclusively to this important voice in contemporary American fiction. The collection grew from five essays originally presented at the 2006 XXth Century Literature Conference at the University of Louisville, and the contributors are made up of graduate students, independent scholars, and university professors who hope the collection will aid general readers as well as instructors teaching Stephenson and professionals building the critical response to his work. Reading through the lenses of history and linguistic, cultural, and science fiction studies, the essays in the collection examine each of Stephenson’s novels from The Big U to The Baroque Cycle as well as his long non-fiction work on computer operating systems, In the Beginning … Was the Command Line. Included in this collection is a new interview conducted with Stephenson during the summer of 2006.

The Shape of the Signifier

The Shape of the Signifier
Author: Walter Benn Michaels
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2013-10-31
ISBN: 1400849594
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shape of the Signifier Book Excerpt:

The Shape of the Signifier is a critique of recent theory--primarily literary but also cultural and political. Bringing together previously unconnected strands of Michaels's thought--from "Against Theory" to Our America--it anatomizes what's fundamentally at stake when we think of literature in terms of the experience of the reader rather than the intention of the author, and when we substitute the question of who people are for the question of what they believe. With signature virtuosity, Michaels shows how the replacement of ideological difference (we believe different things) with identitarian difference (we speak different languages, we have different bodies and different histories) organizes the thinking of writers from Richard Rorty to Octavia Butler to Samuel Huntington to Kathy Acker. He then examines how this shift produces the narrative logic of texts ranging from Toni Morrison's Beloved to Michael Hardt and Toni Negri's Empire. As with everything Michaels writes, The Shape of the Signifier is sure to leave controversy and debate in its wake.

Hacking in the Humanities

Hacking in the Humanities
Author: Aaron Mauro
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2022-05-05
ISBN: 1350231002
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hacking in the Humanities Book Excerpt:

What would it take to hack a human? How exploitable are we? In the cybersecurity industry, professionals know that the weakest component of any system sits between the chair and the keyboard. This book looks to speculative fiction, cyberpunk and the digital humanities to bring a human - and humanistic - perspective to the issue of cybersecurity. It argues that through these stories we are able to predict the future political, cultural, and social realities emerging from technological change. Making the case for a security-minded humanities education, this book examines pressing issues of data security, privacy, social engineering and more, illustrating how the humanities offer the critical, technical, and ethical insights needed to oppose the normalization of surveillance, disinformation, and coercion. Within this counter-cultural approach to technology, this book offers a model of activism to intervene and meaningfully resist government and corporate oversight online. In doing so, it argues for a wider notion of literacy, which includes the ability to write and fight the computer code that shapes our lives.

Warez

Warez
Author: Martin Paul Eve
Publsiher: punctum books
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2021-12-15
ISBN: 1685710360
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warez Book Excerpt:

When most people think of piracy, they think of Bittorrent and The Pirate Bay. These public manifestations of piracy, though, conceal an elite worldwide, underground, organized network of pirate groups who specialize in obtaining media – music, videos, games, and software – before their official sale date and then racing against one another to release the material for free. Warez: The Infrastructure and Aesthetics of Piracy is the first scholarly research book about this underground subculture, which began life in the pre-internet era Bulletin Board Systems and moved to internet File Transfer Protocol servers (“topsites") in the mid- to late-1990s. The “Scene," as it is known, is highly illegal in almost every aspect of its operations. The term “Warez" itself refers to pirated media, a derivative of “software." Taking a deep dive in the documentary evidence produced by the Scene itself, Warez describes the operations and infrastructures an underground culture with its own norms and rules of participation, its own forms of sociality, and its own artistic forms. Even though forms of digital piracy are often framed within ideological terms of equal access to knowledge and culture, Eve uncovers in the Warez Scene a culture of competitive ranking and one-upmanship that is at odds with the often communalist interpretations of piracy. Broad in scope and novel in its approach, Warez is indispensible reading for anyone interested in recent developments in digital culture, access to knowledge and culture, and the infrastructures that support our digital age.

The Dictionary of Made Up Languages

The Dictionary of Made Up Languages
Author: Stephen D Rogers
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-10-15
ISBN: 1440530394
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dictionary of Made Up Languages Book Excerpt:

Can you converse in Klingon? Ask an Elf the time of day? Greet a speaker of Esperanto? These are among the more than 100 constructed languages you'll find in this book. For each one, author Stephen D. Rogers provides vocabulary, grammatical features, background information on the language and its inventor, and fascinating facts. What's more, easy-to-follow guidelines show you how to construct your own made-up language--everything from building vocabulary to making up a grammar. So pick up this dictionary! In no time, you'll be telling your friends, "Tsun oe nga-hu ni-Na'vi pangkxo a fì-'u oe-ru prrte' lu." ("It's a pleasure to be able to chat with you in Navi.")

Canary Fever

Canary Fever
Author: John Clute
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-11-24
ISBN: 1473219787
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canary Fever Book Excerpt:

Canary Fever is a collection of reviews about the most significant literatures of the twenty-first century: science fiction, fantasy and horror: the literatures Clute argues should be recognized as the central modes of fantastika in our times. The title refers to the canary in the coal mine, who whiffs gas and dies to save miners; reviewers of fantastika can find themselves in a similar position, though words can only hurt us.

IPod ITunes

IPod   ITunes
Author: J. D. Biersdorfer
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780596526757
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IPod ITunes Book Excerpt:

Explains how to use the portable music player with a Windows PC or a Macintosh computer to perform functions including play music, store personal contact and calendar information, and use as a video player.

The Holodeck in the Garden

The Holodeck in the Garden
Author: Peter Freese,Charles B. Harris
Publsiher: Dalkey Archive Scholarly
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Holodeck in the Garden Book Excerpt:

Collecting twenty essays written by distinguished scholars from the United States and Germany, The Holodeck in the Garden offers an informative tour of the complex interrelations between science, technology, and contemporary American literature. Contributors include Michael Berube writing on Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist; Joseph Conte on William Gibson and Bruce Sterling; David Cowart on Don DeLillo's Cosmopolis; Carl Djerassi on science-in-fiction; N. Katherine Hayles on Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon; Ursula Heise on risk and narrative in the contemporary novel; John Johnston on network theory; Brian McHale on Harry Mathews, Kathy Acker, and Gilbert Sorrentino; Joseph Tabbi on William Gaddis; and Curtis White on the "Great American Disaster Machine."

The New Atlantis

The New Atlantis
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Atlantis Book Excerpt:

Cryptonomicon

Cryptonomicon
Author: Neal Stephenson
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 1172
Release: 2002-11-05
ISBN: 0060512806
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cryptonomicon Book Excerpt:

With this extraordinary first volume in what promises to be an epoch-making masterpiece, Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century. In 1942, Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse - mathematical genius and young Captain in the U.S. Navy - is assigned to detachment 2702. It is an outfit so secret that only a handful of people know it exists, and some of those people have names like Churchill and Roosevelt. The mission of Watrehouse and Detatchment 2702-commanded by Marine Raider Bobby Shaftoe-is to keep the Nazis ignorant of the fact that Allied Intelligence has cracked the enemy's fabled Enigma code. It is a game, a cryptographic chess match between Waterhouse and his German counterpart, translated into action by the gung-ho Shaftoe and his forces. Fast-forward to the present, where Waterhouse's crypto-hacker grandson, Randy, is attempting to create a "data haven" in Southeast Asia - a place where encrypted data can be stored and exchanged free of repression and scrutiny. As governments and multinationals attack the endeavor, Randy joins forces with Shaftoe's tough-as-nails grandaughter, Amy, to secretly salvage a sunken Nazi sumarine that holds the key to keeping the dream of a data haven afloat. But soon their scheme brings to light a massive conspiracy with its roots in Detachment 2702 linked to an unbreakable Nazi code called Arethusa. And it will represent the path to unimaginable riches and a future of personal and digital liberty...or to universal totalitarianism reborn. A breathtaking tour de force, and Neal Stephenson's most accomplished and affecting work to date, CRYPTONOMICON is profound and prophetic, hypnotic and hyper-driven, as it leaps forward and back between World War II and the World Wide Web, hinting all the while at a dark day-after-tomorrow. It is a work of great art, thought, and creative daring; the product of a truly icon

The Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture

The Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture
Author: Anna McFarlane,Lars Schmeink,Graham Murphy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2019-11-28
ISBN: 135113986X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture Book Excerpt:

In this companion, an international range of contributors examine the cultural formation of cyberpunk from micro-level analyses of example texts to macro-level debates of movements, providing readers with snapshots of cyberpunk culture and also cyberpunk as culture. With technology seamlessly integrated into our lives and our selves, and social systems veering towards globalization and corporatization, cyberpunk has become a ubiquitous cultural formation that dominates our twenty-first century techno-digital landscapes. The Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture traces cyberpunk through its historical developments as a literary science fiction form to its spread into other media such as comics, film, television, and video games. Moreover, seeing cyberpunk as a general cultural practice, the Companion provides insights into photography, music, fashion, and activism. Cyberpunk, as the chapters presented here argue, is integrated with other critical theoretical tenets of our times, such as posthumanism, the Anthropocene, animality, and empire. And lastly, cyberpunk is a vehicle that lends itself to the rise of new futurisms, occupying a variety of positions in our regionally diverse reality and thus linking, as much as differentiating, our perspectives on a globalized technoscientific world. With original entries that engage cyberpunk’s diverse ‘angles’ and its proliferation in our life worlds, this critical reference will be of significant interest to humanities students and scholars of media, cultural studies, literature, and beyond.

Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security

Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security
Author: Henk C.A. van Tilborg,Sushil Jajodia
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1457
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN: 1441959068
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security Book Excerpt:

Expanded into two volumes, the Second Edition of Springer’s Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security brings the latest and most comprehensive coverage of the topic: Definitive information on cryptography and information security from highly regarded researchers Effective tool for professionals in many fields and researchers of all levels Extensive resource with more than 700 contributions in Second Edition 5643 references, more than twice the number of references that appear in the First Edition With over 300 new entries, appearing in an A-Z format, the Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security provides easy, intuitive access to information on all aspects of cryptography and security. As a critical enhancement to the First Edition’s base of 464 entries, the information in the Encyclopedia is relevant for researchers and professionals alike. Topics for this comprehensive reference were elected, written, and peer-reviewed by a pool of distinguished researchers in the field. The Second Edition’s editorial board now includes 34 scholars, which was expanded from 18 members in the First Edition. Representing the work of researchers from over 30 countries, the Encyclopedia is broad in scope, covering everything from authentication and identification to quantum cryptography and web security. The text’s practical style is instructional, yet fosters investigation. Each area presents concepts, designs, and specific implementations. The highly-structured essays in this work include synonyms, a definition and discussion of the topic, bibliographies, and links to related literature. Extensive cross-references to other entries within the Encyclopedia support efficient, user-friendly searches for immediate access to relevant information. Key concepts presented in the Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security include: Authentication and identification; Block ciphers and stream ciphers; Computational issues; Copy protection; Cryptanalysis and security; Cryptographic protocols; Electronic payment and digital certificates; Elliptic curve cryptography; Factorization algorithms and primality tests; Hash functions and MACs; Historical systems; Identity-based cryptography; Implementation aspects for smart cards and standards; Key management; Multiparty computations like voting schemes; Public key cryptography; Quantum cryptography; Secret sharing schemes; Sequences; Web Security. Topics covered: Data Structures, Cryptography and Information Theory; Data Encryption; Coding and Information Theory; Appl.Mathematics/Computational Methods of Engineering; Applications of Mathematics; Complexity. This authoritative reference will be published in two formats: print and online. The online edition features hyperlinks to cross-references, in addition to significant research.

The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction

The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction
Author: Edward James,Farah Mendlesohn
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2003-11-20
ISBN: 9780521016575
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction Book Excerpt:

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The System Of The World

The System Of The World
Author: Neal Stephenson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2012-06-30
ISBN: 1446440443
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The System Of The World Book Excerpt:

Neal Stephenson follows his highly-praised historical novels, Quicksilver and The Confusion, with the extraordinary third and final volume of the Baroque Cycle. The year is 1714. Daniel Waterhouse has returned to England, where he joins forces with his friend Isaac Newton to hunt down a shadowy group attempting to blow up Natural Philosophers with 'Infernal Devices' - time bombs. As Daniel and Newton conspire, an increasingly vicious struggle is waged for England's Crown: who will take control when the ailing queen dies? Tories and Whigs clash as one faction jockeys to replace Queen Anne with 'The Pretender' James Stuart, and the other promotes the Hanoverian dynasty of Princess Caroline. Meanwhile, a long-simmering dispute between Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz comes to a head, with potentially cataclysmic consequences. Wildly inventive, brilliantly conceived, The System of the World is the final volume in Neal Stephenson's hugely ambitious and compelling saga. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters in a time of genius, discovery and change, the Baroque Cycle is a magnificent and unique achievement.

Charles Dickens in Cyberspace

Charles Dickens in Cyberspace
Author: Jay Clayton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2003
ISBN: 0195160517
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charles Dickens in Cyberspace Book Excerpt:

Opens a window on a startling set of literary and scientific links between contemporary American culture and the nineteenth-century heritage it often repudiates.