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Johnston, John 1947-

Overview
Works: 10 works in 93 publications in 1 language and 3,889 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Fiction  History  Dictionaries  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, ed, Other
Classifications: PR605.E8, 821.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Johnston
The allure of machinic life : cybernetics, artificial life, and the new AI by John Johnston( )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 2,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Allure of Machinic Life, John Johnston examines new forms of nascent life that emerge through technical interactions within human-constructed environments - "machinic life"--In the sciences of cybernetics, artificial life, and artificial intelligence. With the development of such research initiatives as the evolution of digital organisms, computer immune systems, artificial protocells, evolutionary robotics, and swarm systems, Johnston argues, machinic life has achieved a complexity and autonomy worthy of study in its own right." "Drawing on the publications of scientists as well as a range of work in contemporary philosophy and cultural theory, but always with the primary focus on the "objects at hand"--the machines, programs, and processes that constitute machinic life - Johnston shows how they come about, how they operate, and how they are already changing. This understanding is a necessary first step, he further argues, that must precede speculation about the meaning and cultural implications of these new forms of life."--Jacket
Carnival of repetition : Gaddis's The recognitions and postmodern theory by John Johnston( )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although published many decades ago, William Gaddis's The Recognitions is only now beginning to receive the critical attention it deserves. Carnival of Repetition, the first full-length study of the novel, is a sophisticated analysis that places it in a new literary and cultural context
Information multiplicity : American fiction in the age of media saturation by John Johnston( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Information Multiplicity, Johnston describes how fractalized realism has redefined thought itself - from the High Modernist "stream of consciousness" into what the machine philosopher Daniel Dennett refers to as "multiple drafts" or "circuits" operating concurrently in the human brain. In a series of close readings, Johnston traces how such a viral influx of information into human consciousness has been replicated in works by Thomas Pynchon (Gravity's Rainbow and Vineland), Joseph McElroy (Lookout Cartridge), William Gaddis (JR), Don DeLillo (Libra), and William Gibson (Neuromancer)
Literature, media, information systems : essays by Friedrich A Kittler( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume introduces to an English-reading public the writings and insights of Friedrich A. Kittler, who, in the words of Robert C. Golub, is "the most imaginative and original of the German post-structuralists." Merging the discourses of literature, of war, and of technology into a unified theme is Kittler's unique contribution to contemporary theory. His research results in a vision of the future in which the distinction between mediums is erased. John Johnston's background combines expertise in modern literature, poststructuralist philosophy, and high technology's production. Like Kittler, he draws on historic fact, anecdote, and literature. From this vantage point he explicates the theoretical and practical consequences of Friedrich Kittler's insights into the social and psychological effects of the processes by which metaphor in one medium is made real by another.--Publisher description
English poetry of the First World War; a study in the evolution of lyric and narrative form by John H Johnston( Book )

17 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author deals with the shock of World War I as it was registered in the work of Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, Edmund Blunden, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Herbert Read, and David Jones. He finds in Read and Jones the culmination of a tendency away from personal lyric response toward formal control and a positive vision.Originally published in 1964.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905."--EBSCO
English poetry of the First World War by John Johnston( )

8 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author deals with the shock of World War I as it was registered in the work of Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, Edmund Blunden, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Herbert Read, and David Jones. He finds in Read and Jones the culmination of a tendency away from personal lyric response toward formal control and a positive vision. Originally published in 1964. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
A study in the evolution of lyric and narrative form by John Johnston( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dialogic in William Gaddis's The recognitions by John Johnston( )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish language by John Jamieson( Book )

2 editions published in 1867 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The allure of machinic life : cybernetics, artificial life, and the new AI by John Johnston( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The allure of machinic life : cybernetics, artificial life, and the new AI The allure of machinic life : cybernetics, artificial life, and the new AI
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Information multiplicity : American fiction in the age of media saturationLiterature, media, information systems : essaysThe allure of machinic life : cybernetics, artificial life, and the new AI
Alternative Names
Johnston John

Johnston, John 1947-

Johnston, John H.

Johnston, John Harvey.

Johnston, John Harvey 1947-

Languages
English (89)