Inventing the Medium

Filename: inventing-the-medium.pdf
ISBN: 9780262302807
Release Date: 2011-11-23
Number of pages: 504
Author: Janet H. Murray
Publisher: MIT Press

Download and read online Inventing the Medium in PDF and EPUB Digital artifacts from iPads to databases pervade our lives, and the design decisions that shape them affect how we think, act, communicate, and understand the world. But the pace of change has been so rapid that technical innovation is outstripping design. Interactors are often mystified and frustrated by their enticing but confusing new devices; meanwhile, product design teams struggle to articulate shared and enduring design goals. With Inventing the Medium, Janet Murray provides a unified vocabulary and a common methodology for the design of digital objects and environments. It will be an essential guide for both students and practitioners in this evolving field.Murray explains that innovative interaction designers should think of all objects made with bits -- whether games or Web pages, robots or the latest killer apps -- as belonging to a single new medium: the digital medium. Designers can speed the process of useful and lasting innovation by focusing on the collective cultural task of inventing this new medium. Exploring strategies for maximizing the expressive power of digital artifacts, Murray identifies and examines four representational affordances of digital environments that provide the core palette for designers across applications: computational procedures, user participation, navigable space, and encyclopedic capacity. Each chapter includes a set of Design Explorations -- creative exercises for students and thought experiments for practitioners -- that allow readers to apply the ideas in the chapter to particular design problems. Inventing the Medium also provides more than 200 illustrations of specific design strategies drawn from multiple genres and platforms and a glossary of design concepts.


Inventing the Medium

Filename: inventing-the-medium.pdf
ISBN: 0262016141
Release Date: 2012-01
Number of pages: 483
Author: Janet H. Murray
Publisher: MIT Press (MA)

Download and read online Inventing the Medium in PDF and EPUB Digital artifacts from iPads to databases pervade our lives, and the design decisions that shape them affect how we think, act, communicate, and understand the world. But the pace of change has been so rapid that technical innovation is outstripping design. Interactors are often mystified and frustrated by their enticing but confusing new devices; meanwhile, product design teams struggle to articulate shared and enduring design goals. With Inventing the Medium, Janet Murray provides a unified vocabulary and a common methodology for the design of digital objects and environments. It will be an essential guide for both students and practitioners in this evolving field. Murray explains that innovative interaction designers should think of all objects made with bits--whether games or Web pages, robots or the latest killer apps--as belonging to a single new medium: the digital medium. Designers can speed the process of useful and lasting innovation by focusing on the collective cultural task of inventing this new medium. Exploring strategies for maximizing the expressive power of digital artifacts, Murray identifies and examines four representational affordances of digital environments that provide the core palette for designers across applications: computational procedures, user participation, navigable space, and encyclopedic capacity. Each chapter includes a set of Design Explorations--creative exercises for students and thought experiments for practitioners--that allow readers to apply the ideas in the chapter to particular design problems. Inventing the Medium also provides more than 200 illustrations of specific design strategies drawn from multiple genres and platforms and a glossary of design concepts.


The NewMediaReader

Filename: the-newmediareader.pdf
ISBN: 0262232278
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 823
Author: Noah Wardrip-Fruin
Publisher: MIT Press

Download and read online The NewMediaReader in PDF and EPUB A sourcebook of historical written texts, video documentation, and working programs that form the foundation of new media.


Hamlet on the Holodeck

Filename: hamlet-on-the-holodeck.pdf
ISBN: 0262631873
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 324
Author: Janet Horowitz Murray
Publisher: Mit Press

Download and read online Hamlet on the Holodeck in PDF and EPUB Stories define how we think, play, and understand our lives. In this comprehensiveand readable book -- already a classic statement of the aesthetics of digital media, acclaimed bypractitioners and theorists alike -- Janet Murray shows how the computer is reshaping the stories welive by.Murray discusses the unique properties and pleasures of digital environments and connectsthem with the traditional satisfactions of narrative. She analyzes the dramatic satisfaction ofparticipatory stories and considers what would be necessary to move interactive fiction from theformats of childish games and confusing labyrinths into a mature and compelling art form. Through ablend of imagination and techno-wizardry, Murray provides both readers and writers with a guide tothe storytelling of the future.(cloth published by Free Press, 1997)


Sweating Bullets

Filename: sweating-bullets.pdf
ISBN: 9780985142421
Release Date: 2012-04-20
Number of pages: 512
Author: Robert Gaskins
Publisher: Vinland Books

Download and read online Sweating Bullets in PDF and EPUB The PowerPoint quadranscentennial edition


Digital Babylon

Filename: digital-babylon.pdf
ISBN: 1559704837
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 275
Author: John Geirland
Publisher: Arcade Publishing

Download and read online Digital Babylon in PDF and EPUB Explores the digital entertainment industry's collaboration between technogeeks, media moguls, and business interests


Inventing the Great Awakening

Filename: inventing-the-great-awakening.pdf
ISBN: 0691086915
Release Date: 2001-01
Number of pages: 300
Author: Frank Lambert
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online Inventing the Great Awakening in PDF and EPUB This text presents an account of the evangelical revival known as the Great Awakening. It demonstrates that the 'awakening' was invented by 18th-century evangelicals who were religious promoters. It shows how these people told and retold their account to themselves, their followers and opponents.


Zero to One

Filename: zero-to-one.pdf
ISBN: 9780804139304
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Number of pages: 224
Author: Peter Thiel
Publisher: Crown Business

Download and read online Zero to One in PDF and EPUB #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets. The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself. Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.


Worlds in Play

Filename: worlds-in-play.pdf
ISBN: 0820486434
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 349
Author: Suzanne De Castell
Publisher: Peter Lang

Download and read online Worlds in Play in PDF and EPUB "Worlds in Play," a map of the -state of play- in digital games research today, illustrates the great variety and extreme contrasts in the landscape cleft by contemporary digital games research. The chapters in this volume are the work of an international review board of seventy game-study specialists from fields spanning social sciences, arts, and humanities to the physical and applied sciences and technologies. A wellspring of inspiring concepts, models, protocols, data, methods, tools, critical perspectives, and directions for future work, "Worlds in Play" will support and assist in reading not only within, but across fields of play - disciplinary, temporal, and geographical - and encourage all of us to widen our focus to encompass the omni-dimensional phenomenon of -worlds in play.-"


Leviathan 2 0

Filename: leviathan-2-0.pdf
ISBN: 9780674281325
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 370
Author: Charles S. Maier
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Download and read online Leviathan 2 0 in PDF and EPUB Thomas Hobbes laid the theoretical groundwork of the nation-state in Leviathan, his tough-minded 1651 treatise. Charles Maier's Leviathan 2.0 updates this classic to explain how modern statehood took shape between the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, before it unraveled into the political uncertainty that persists today.


Inventing Human Rights A History

Filename: inventing-human-rights-a-history.pdf
ISBN: 0393069729
Release Date: 2008-04-17
Number of pages: 272
Author: Lynn Hunt
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Inventing Human Rights A History in PDF and EPUB “A tour de force.”—Gordon S. Wood, New York Times Book Review How were human rights invented, and how does their tumultuous history influence their perception and our ability to protect them today? From Professor Lynn Hunt comes this extraordinary cultural and intellectual history, which traces the roots of human rights to the rejection of torture as a means for finding the truth. She demonstrates how ideas of human relationships portrayed in novels and art helped spread these new ideals and how human rights continue to be contested today.


Inventing the Future

Filename: inventing-the-future.pdf
ISBN: 9789280513424
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 48
Author:
Publisher: WIPO

Download and read online Inventing the Future in PDF and EPUB This guide focuses on patents, a key tool to enhance a company's ability to draw maximum benefit from new and innovative ideas and technological capabilities.


The Idea Factory

Filename: the-idea-factory.pdf
ISBN: 9781101561089
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Number of pages: 432
Author: Jon Gertner
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Idea Factory in PDF and EPUB From its beginnings in the 1920s until its demise in the 1980s, Bell Labs-officially, the research and development wing of AT&T-was the biggest, and arguably the best, laboratory for new ideas in the world. From the transistor to the laser, from digital communications to cellular telephony, it's hard to find an aspect of modern life that hasn't been touched by Bell Labs. In The Idea Factory, Jon Gertner traces the origins of some of the twentieth century's most important inventions and delivers a riveting and heretofore untold chapter of American history. At its heart this is a story about the life and work of a small group of brilliant and eccentric men-Mervin Kelly, Bill Shockley, Claude Shannon, John Pierce, and Bill Baker-who spent their careers at Bell Labs. Today, when the drive to invent has become a mantra, Bell Labs offers us a way to enrich our understanding of the challenges and solutions to technological innovation. Here, after all, was where the foundational ideas on the management of innovation were born. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Inventing Vietnam

Filename: inventing-vietnam.pdf
ISBN: 1439901074
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 329
Author: Michael A. Anderegg
Publisher: Temple University Press

Download and read online Inventing Vietnam in PDF and EPUB Testimony of the unique relationship between the U.S.-Vietnam War and the images and sounds that have been employed to represent it.


Inventing Leonardo

Filename: inventing-leonardo.pdf
ISBN: 0520089383
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 268
Author: Richard Turner
Publisher: Univ of California Press

Download and read online Inventing Leonardo in PDF and EPUB Follows the differing opinions and interpretations of Leonardo da Vinci since the sixteenth century.