Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination Epub

Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination Epub

Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination ➩ [Ebook] ➤ Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination By Matthew G. Kirschenbaum ➵ – Popular Books, Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum There are many interesting things in this book 296 pages isbn 9780262113113 format Hardcover and others and Media and PDF/EPUB è Popular books, Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination by Matthew G Kirschenbaum There are many interesting things in this book pages isbn format Hardcover and others and has a text language like English.

6 thoughts on “Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination

  1. Audrey Audrey says:

    I was leary when I first started on account of the for me immensely technical nature of the first couple of chapters but I found the book as a whole very interestingThe book's primary shortcoming is I think unavoidable It certainly succeeds at bringing the material realities of electronic texts into the larger textual studies conversation but that achievement comes with a great deal of internal tension Kirschenbaum's subject matter reuires him to discuss a lot of subject matter the technicalities of magnetic encoding technologies usage of a hex editor the binary coding behind the ASCII character set etc His arguments have to assume a certain level of technological knowledge Yet his book is directed primarily at an audience of English professors He makes some valiant attempts at explaining things without becoming a primer on programming but as a liberal arts person I still found myself confused a lot of the time I understand the basic principal that all things electronic also have a physical dimension but the finer points of the discussion were lost on me Periodically there would be a screen shot of for example Mystery House opened in a hex editor Even toward the end of the book the only response I found myself able to have was something along the lines of “Hmmm A long string of unintelligible symbols” As a reader it's frustrating but I have to admit that even alerting me to the fact that there is such a thing as a hex editor is no small acheivement on Kirschenbaum's part Not that I understand what exactly it is that a hex editor does But at least I know that they exist and are vaguely connected with underlying codeOverall Mechanisms has its frustrations besides the technical terms I'm convinced it could have lost 50 60 pages without suffering much ill effect but it also has plenty of interesting things to say

  2. Trauman Trauman says:

    This is an important book Instead of complicating the writing process by understanding it in terms of larger material contexts which is incredibly powerful and useful Kirschenbaum offers a strategy for material analysis that drills down into the technology itself focusing on data storage material persistence and interface opacity I'm using this book as part of my lit review to carve out some space that allows for discussion of digital writing as a material practice as opposed to a virtual one

  3. Ramona Ramona says:

    An excellent book for anyone interested in technology or computers The author obviously loves both and is very good at describing them In addition the topic of electronic text is not addressed enough in the literature of today this is an essential addition to any collection that considers modern media in print

  4. Erik Erik says:

    I've read parts of this book but I'm looking to go back over and fill in the gaps in my understanding and memory

  5. John John says:

    Masterful Erudite rich varied deep An exemplary digital history

  6. Chris Chris says:

    More technical and drawn out than what I would normally turn to but fun to learn about the mechanisms of the hard drive

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