Mark Hansen responds to Linda Brigham's review of Embodying Technesis: Technology Beyond Writing.
One of a series of eco-critical reviews, Stephen Dougherty explores the new ways that "matter is made to matter" in Ira Livingston's writing on science and literature. The payoff of an ecocriticism grounded in the materiality of language itself, can bee seen by the strong political positioning toward the end of Dougherty's essay.
On twentieth-century Poland's leading author.
Claire Rasmussen on geography and the social theory of Janet L. Abu-Lughod, Mike Davis, and Edward Soja.
Jane McGonigal argues that pervasive games - which involve electronic and 'real world' missions - reverse the traditional conception of the power dynamics of gaming, which has understood gamers as free agents. In contrast, according to McGonigal, designers of pervasive games exercise power over players, though their control is ultimately compromised by players' interpretive agency.
Cary Wolfe reviews Luc Ferry's The New Ecological Order.
Todd E. Napolitano on the kitsch of on-line journals, most of which have flashed and disappeared since they were panned here, in the Fall 1996 ebr.