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Bolter, J. David 1951-

Works: 73 works in 314 publications in 8 languages and 8,889 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Concordances  Nonfiction television programs  Internet videos  Academic theses  Software 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: Z52.4, 303.4834
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by J. David Bolter
Remediation : understanding new media by J. David Bolter( )

42 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Remediation' emphasises how all forms of media constantly borrow from and refashion other types of media. The authors argue that the new media of the 90s pay homage to earlier forms and thereby achieve their own cultural significance
Turing's man : western culture in the computer age by J. David Bolter( Book )

53 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trained in both classics and computer science, Bolter considers the cultural impact of computers on our age, comparing the computer to earlier technologies that redefined fundamental notions of time, space, language, memory, and human creativity. Surprisingly, he finds that in many ways the outlook of the computer age bears more resemblance to that of the ancient world than to that of the Enlightenment. The classical philosopher and the computer programmer share share a suspicion of infinity, an acceptance of necessary limitations on human achievement, and a belief that results are more important than motives. Although Bolter fears that the growing use of computers may well diminish out culture's sense of the historical and intellectual context of human endeavor, he contends that the computer also offers new ways of looking at intellectual freedom, creativity, and the conservation of precious resources
Windows and mirrors : interaction design, digital art, and the myth of transparency by J. David Bolter( )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Windows and Mirrors: Interaction Design, Digital Art, and the Myth of Transparency, Jay David Bolter and Diane Gromala argues that, contrary to Donald Norman's famous dictum, we do not always want our computers to be invisible "information appliances." They say that a computer does not feel like a toaster or a vacuum cleaner, it feels like a medium that is now taking its place beside other media like printing, film, radio, and television. The computer as medium creates new forms and genres for artists and designers, Bolter and Gromala want to show what digital art has to offer to Web designers, education technologists, graphic artists, interface designers, HCI experts, and, for that matter, anyone interested in the cultural implications of the digital revolution."--Jacket
Writing space : computers, hypertext, and the remediation of print by J. David Bolter( )

39 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work covers topics such as writing in the late age of print, writing as technology, hypertext and the remediation of print, the breakout of the visual, the electronic book, and interactive fiction
Avant-garde videogames : playing with technoculture by Brian Schrank( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The avant-garde challenges or leads culture; it opens up or redefines art forms and our perception of the way the world works. In this book, Brian Schrank describes the ways that the avant-garde emerges through videogames. Just as impressionism or cubism created alternative ways of making and viewing paintings, Schrank argues, avant-garde videogames create alternate ways of making and playing games. A mainstream game channels players into a tightly closed circuit of play; an avant-garde game opens up that circuit, revealing (and reveling in) its own nature as a game. We can evaluate the avant-garde, Schrank argues, according to how it opens up the experience of games (formal art) or the experience of being in the world (political art). He shows that different artists use different strategies to achieve an avant-garde perspective. Some fixate on form, others on politics; some take radical positions, others more complicit ones. Schrank examines these strategies and the artists who deploy them, looking closely at four varieties of avant-garde games: radical formal, which breaks up the flow of the game so players can engage with its materiality, sensuality, and conventionality; radical political, which plays with art and politics as well as fictions and everyday life; complicit formal, which treats videogames as a resource (like any other art medium) for contemporary art; and complicit political, which uses populist methods to blend life, art, play, and reality -- as in alternate reality games, which adapt Situationist strategies for a mass audience
Writing space : the computer, hypertext, and the history of writing by J. David Bolter( Book )

26 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: This book is a study of the computer as a new technology for reading and writing -- a technology that may replace the printing press as our principal medium of symbolic communication. One of the main subjects of Writing Space is hypertext, a technique that allows scientists, scholars, and creative writers to construct texts that interact with the needs and desires of the reader. Bolter explores both the theory and practice of hypertext, demonstrating that the computer as hypertext represents a new stage in the long history of writing, one that has far-reaching implications in the fields of human and artificial intelligence, cognitive science, philosophy, semiotics, and literary theory. Through a masterful integration of introductory, historical, illustrative, and theoretical material as well as an accompanying diskette containing a sample of hypertextual writing, Bolter supports his claim that the computer will carry literacy into a new age -- the age of electronic text that will emerge from the "age of print that is now passing." His reflections on literacy in contemporary culture lead him to a compelling conclusion: ironically, cultural literacy is becoming almost synonymous with computer literacy
Ubiquitous computing, complexity and culture by Ulrik Ekman( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remediation : competizione e integrazione tra media vecchi e nuovi by J. David Bolter( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kunst und Medialität( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achilles' return to battle : a structural study of books 19-22 of the Iliad by J. David Bolter( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The next step : exponential life by J. David Bolter( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El hombre de Turing : la cultura occidental en la era de la computación by J. David Bolter( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tecnologías definidoras en la cultura occidental - Principios de operación - Símbolo englobado : matemáticas por computadora - Espacio electrónico - Tiempo y progreso en la era de la computadora - Lenguaje electrónico - Memoria electrónica - Creador y creación - Inteligencia artificial
The in memoriam web( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting started with Storyspace for Macintosh by J. David Bolter( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storyspace is a hypertext writing environment which allows the user to create, organize, examine, reorganize, and read interlinked electronic documents, or hypertexts. It offers the user a range of choices instead of imposing a single, fixed approach
A concordance to Arrian by J. David Bolter( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtual annotation : verbal communication in virtual reality by J. C Verlinden( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: "This paper describes a system that was developed to explore communication in Virtual Reality. The system offers a simple and powerful method to embed verbal communication in simulations and visualizers by means of voice annotation. Our prototype already demonstrates that the addition of verbal communication opens up a range of new uses for virtual environments. A similar voice annotation facility is easily added to existing visualizers and simulations, and it enables reading, writing and communicating."
El lenguaje electrónico by J. David Bolter( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marshall McLuhan and the legacy of popular modernism( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jay David Bolter discusses his article that appeared in the April 2014 issue of the Journal of Visual Culture. Marshall McLuhan, whose ideas were disdained by 1960s academia, claimed that the era of the printed book was over, and that television was changing people and society. A modernist, McLuhan's work and persona reinforced the rising status of popular culture and the breakdown of hierarchy in the arts
The World Processor : an interface for textual display and manipulation in virtual reality by Jouke Verlinden( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: "We propose a Virtual Reality interface for creating and manipulating textual and hypertextual information. Many current hypertext systems include concept maps in two dimensions. Our system, called the World Processor, offers the user a three-dimensional concept map. It allows the user to move through the map while exploring existing objects and their associated texts and adding new objects and texts. We discuss a number of interface issues raised by three-dimensional hypertext and then describe the World Processor as an attempt to address some of these issues. Of particular interest in the World Processor interface are its point-and-shoot selection technique, its methods for reading and editing text in 3D, its widgets for creating and modifying conceptual objects, and its auditory as well as visual feedback. Possible applications for three-dimensional hypertext include CSCW (particularly collaborative writing) and authoring systems for computer-based training."
Media wa tōmei ni narubekika( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Remediation : understanding new media
Turing's man : western culture in the computer ageWindows and mirrors : interaction design, digital art, and the myth of transparencyWriting space : computers, hypertext, and the remediation of printWriting space : the computer, hypertext, and the history of writingEl hombre de Turing : la cultura occidental en la era de la computaciónThe in memoriam webEl lenguaje electrónico
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Bolter, David

Bolter, J. D. 1951-

Bolter, J.David

Bolter, J. David 1951-

Bolter, Jay D. 1951-

Bolter, Jay David.

Bolter, Jay David 1951-

Jay David Bolter accademico statunitense

Jay David Bolter American academic

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Jay David Bolter amerykański badacz nowych mediów

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볼터, 제이 데이비드 1951-

볼트, J. 데이비드 1951-

ボルター, J. デイヴィッド

ボルター, ジェイ・デイヴィッド