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PHANTASMAL MEDIA: AN APPROACH TO IMAGINATION, COMPUTATION AND EXPRESSION. D. Fox Harrell. MIT Press, Cambridge, 2013. 440 pp. with 92 ills. (70 col.). 24 x 19 cm. LC 2012-51759 ISBN 9780262019330 In English.
Publisher's description: In Phantasmal Media, D. Fox Harrell considers the expressive power of computational media. He argues, forcefully and persuasively, that the great expressive potential of computational media comes from the ability to construct and reveal phantasms -- blends of cultural ideas and sensory imagination. These ubiquitous and often-unseen phantasms -- cognitive phenomena that include sense of self, metaphors, social categories, narrative, and poetic thinking -- influence almost all our everyday experiences. Harrell offers an approach for understanding and designing computational systems that have the power to evoke these phantasms, paying special attention to the exposure of oppressive phantasms and the creation of empowering ones.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Electronic Media/Computer Art
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 155734
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