Tag: lev manovich

Notes Toward a Proleptic History of Electronic Reading


Matthew Kirschenbaum rethinks the final section of First Person in light of “five basic strategies for furthering the history of reading.”

How I Was Played by Online Caroline


Jill Walker’s encounter with a participatory, and vaguely sinister, online narrative.

Videogames of the Oppressed


Gonzalo Frasca’s proposal for videogames that address “critical thinking, education, tolerance, and other trivial issues.”

Critical Simulation


Theories of performance, training, and psychology explain simulation - or do they? - in the third section of First Person.

John Cayley's response


“Playing with play,” John Cayley sets ludology on an even playing field with literature, but without literary scholarship’s over-reliance on ‘story,’ ‘closure,’ and ‘pleasure.’

What Remains in Liam's Going


Pattern, absence, routine, return - Dave Ciccoricco mulls the shape(s) in Michael Joyce’s new paper novel, Liam’s Going

Virtuality and VRML: Software Studies After Manovich


A call for (and example of) material studies of software from Matt Kirschenbaum, spurred by the Digital Arts and Culture conference, 2000.