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TechKnowledgies: New Imaginaries in the Humanities, Arts, and TechnoSciences Hardcover – Unabridged, March 1, 2007
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Mary Valentis is associate professor in the Department of English, Director of the Center for Humanities, Arts, and TechnoSciences (CHATS), and Creative Director for the Institute on Critcal Climate Change in the Humanities (IC3) at the University at Albany. Her books include The American Sublime, Female Rage, Brave New You, and Romantic Intelligence. She has published many articles on Wallace Stevens, William Faulkner, and on psychoanalysis, film, and culture. Tara P. Monastero earned her B.A. in English at Mount Saint Mary College (Newburgh, NY) and her M.A. in English at the University at Albany (Albany, NY), where she also holds candidacy for a M.A. in Women's Studies. Tara is co-editor of TechKnowledgies: New Imaginaries in the Humanities, Arts, and TechnoSciences (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007). Paula Yablonsky received her B.A. in Business and her M.A. in English from the University at Albany, New York. She has worked as Program Associate for the Center for Humanities, Arts, and TechnoSciences, University at Albany. She is a freelance writer for the webzine InterfaithFamily.com. She has had articles re-printed in The Guide to Jewish Interfaith Family Life: An InterfaithFamily.com Handbook (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2001) and co-editor of TechKnowledgies: New Imaginaries in the Humanities, Arts, and TechnoSciences (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007).
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Volume includes the following authors/essays:
William Hedberg: "Preface"
Mary Valentis: "Introduction: A Migratory Spirit"
Part I: Virtual and Material Spaces
Judith E. Johnson: "What Is Is When There's No There There: The Liebermann Catalog as Liminal Space"
Mary Valentis: "Architextualities: Unfolding The City Imaginaries in the Fiction and Film of William Kennedy, James Joyce, and Wong Kar Wai"
Alex Reid : "Virtual Haunts: `To Learn to Live Finally' (With New Media)"
Tony Robbin: "Four-Dimensional Geometry in Art: Then and Now"
Part II: Expanding Human Structures and Spaces
Glenn McGee: "Making Genetic Families"
Edward Mayer: "Structure and Organization of Space through Sculpture"
Maia Boswell-Penc: "Assessing Breastpumping Technologies in the Context of U.S. Women's Lived Experiences"
Goutam Paul: "Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness"
Part III: A Technology Play
William Kennedy: "In the System"
Part IV: Performance Spaces: The Event, the Body, the Virus
Janell Hobson: "Searching for Janet in Cyberspace: Race, Gender, and the Interface of Technology"
Matthew Pateman: "Structuring Stardom: Spacemen and the Transmigration of Images in David Bowie's Music Video"
Raymond Malewitz: "How to Unmake a Cup of Coffee: Entropy in Sam Shepard's 4-H Club"
Jason Farman: "The Virtual Artaud: Computer Virus as Performance Art"
Part V: Simulations
Elizabeth Throesch: "Approaching New Spaces: Textual Game-Playing and the Fourth Dimension"
Daniel Goodwin: "amBush!"
Robert Squillace: "Cyber-Structures and their Discontents"
Part VI: Cinemagraphic Imaginaries
William Rainbolt: "Documentary Film: Capturing the Friedmans and the Burden of Reality"
Laurie Kanick Jacobson: "Cowboy Bebop and the Virtual Soul"
Matthew Pangborn: "Hitchcock in the Labyrinth: Some Lines on the Subject"
Part VII: Digital Sciences and Spaces
Gertraud Koch: "The Conception of the Body in Computer Science: Towards a
Redefinition of a Cultural Topos in the Discourse of Information
Wei-Tsong Wang and Julio Pontes: "Science, Metascience, and Information Science"
Paul Cesarini: "Stealing the Future to Compensate the Present: A Potential Legacy of Digital
Part VIII: Capturing Place, Locating Time
Penelope Benson-Wright: "Cyber Shrines and Icons 2003"
Toshihiro Higuchi: "Gospel of a Peaceful Atom, Shrine of a Military Atom: U.S. Crusade against the Nuclear Taboo during the 1950s"
Michael Jonik: "The Apocalypse Unarrived: Some Implications of Nuclear Waste for the Humanities and Sciences"
Tara Emelye Needham: "High Ceilings, Seductive Shrines: Inside Starbucks"
Part IX: Inside the Textual Web: Writing and Community
Matthew S.S. Johnson: "The Texts of Tamriel: Online Gaming Projects, from Playing to Writing"
Honghong Tinn: "Feminist Critiques of the Dichotomous Gender Systems in Online Computer Games: A Gateway to Feminist Design of MMORPGs in Taiwan"