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

By: Hayles, Katherine, 1943-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005Description: 1 online resource (x, 290 p.).ISBN: 9780226321493 (electronic bk.); 0226321495 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Computational intelligence | Human-computer interaction | Computers in literature | Virtual reality | American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Intelligence informatique | Interaction homme-machine (Informatique) | Ordinateurs dans la litt�erature | R�ealit�e virtuelle | Litt�erature am�ericaine -- 20e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | COMPUTERS -- Enterprise Applications -- Business Intelligence Tools | COMPUTERS -- Intelligence (AI) & Semantics | Bellettrie | Automatisering | Hypertekst | Virtuele werkelijkheid | Intelig�encia artificial | Realidade virtual | K�unstliche Intelligenz | Computer <Motiv> | Literatur | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: My mother was a computer.DDC classification: 006.3 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 266-278) and index.

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.

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