Interface Culture: How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate

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HarperCollins Publishers, 2000
Drawing on his own expertise in the humanities and on the Web, Steven Johnson not only demonstrates how interfaces -- those buttons, graphics, and words on the computer screen through which we control information -- influence our daily lives, but also tracks their roots back to Victorian novels, early cinema, and even medieval urban planning. The result is a lush cultural and historical tableau in which today's interfaces take their rightful place in the lineage of artistic innovation. With a distinctively accessible style, Interface Culture brings new intellectual depth to the vital discussion of how technology has transformed society, and is sure to provoke wide debate in both literary and technological circles. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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I am loving this book and have fantasies about teaching a class using this as a textbook. It's like opening a time capsule from 1997 with wonderful surprises inside, such as the very first computer ... Leer reseña completa

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One of very few examples aimed at exploring a critic’s possible position in interaction design. Johnson addresses topics such as links and hypertext, multiple windows, and the desktop metaphor and ... Leer reseña completa

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