Tag: hayles

The Code is not the Text (unless it is the Text)


An argument against the collapse of categories by an author who has, yes, himself perpetrated a few codeworks.

Materiality and Matter and Stuff: What Electronic Texts Are Made Of


Following Katherine Hayles, Matthew Kirschenbaum agrees that materiality matters.

Media, Genealogy, History


Matt Kirschenbaum reviews Remediation by Richard Grusin and Jay David Bolter.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Mothers?


Linda Brigham reviews Katherine Hayles’ My Mother was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Literary Texts.

The Database, the Interface, and the Hypertext: A Reading of Strickland's V


Reading Stephanie Strickland’s V: Losing L’una/WaveSon.nets/Vniverse, Jaishree Odin explores the implications of the paradigm shift from modernity to postmodernity for our understanding of reading, writing and living.

Joseph McElroy's Cyborg Plus


Salvatore Proietti straddles science and fiction to offer an interpretation of a McElroy Cyborg.

Confronting Chaos


Joseph Tabbi reviews Joe Conte’s Design and Debris and gauges the argument for chaotics-as-aesthetics across media.

Something Is Happening, Mr. Jones


Marjorie Perloff on the surprising viability of art and poetry - everywhere
but in universities.

Lexia to Perplexia:


hypertext? cybertext? hypermedia? webart? while new media critics debate the terms, Talan Memmott has produced the thing itself, a creative use of applied technology.

Pervaded by Epistemology


A review of Writing Machines, building on a number of the book’s earlier reviewers in ebr and elsewhere.