My mother was a computer : digital subjects and literary texts / N. Katherine Hayles.

Author
Hayles, N. Katherine, 1943- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2005.
Description
x, 290 p. ; 24 cm.

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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [266]-278) and index.
Contents
Prologue: computing kin -- Part I. Making: language and code. Intermediation: textuality and the regime of computation ; Speech, writing, code: three worldviews ; The dream of information: escape and constraint in the bodies of three fictions -- Part II. Storing: print and etext. Translating media ; Performative code and figurative language: Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon ; Flickering connectivities in Shelley Jackson's Patchwork girl -- Part III. Transmitting: analog and digital. (Un)masking the agent: Stanislaw Lem's "The mask" ; Simulating narratives: what virtual creatures can teach us ; Subjective cosmology and the regime of computation: intermediation in Greg Egan's fiction -- Epilogue: recursion and emergence.
ISBN
  • 0226321479 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0226321487 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
2005006276
OCLC
58456358
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