A call for (and example of) material studies of software from Matt Kirschenbaum, spurred by the Digital Arts and Culture conference, 2000.
Pattern, absence, routine, return - Dave Ciccoricco mulls the shape(s) in Michael Joyce's new paper novel, Liam's Going
Simon Penny recalls that the origins of the human-computer interface, politicized by a military heritage, are now explored by artist-enigineers who chaperone fragmentation and dissent.
Techno-poet Stephanie Strickland surveys the digital artistic practices of her peers and presents a "paradigm for interaction."
Camille Utterback exposits "embodied interaction with symbolic spaces" – the body and language of digital art.
Matthew Kirschenbaum rethinks the final section of First Person in light of "five basic strategies for furthering the history of reading."
Diana Lobb tackles the legacy of positivism and the politics of chaotics.
Diana Lobb responds to Katherine Hayles and ponders the ambiguities of dialogue.