Katie Hafner, Matthew Lyon: Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet (1996/1998)

29 October 2010, dusan

In the 1960s, when computers were regarded as giant calculators, J.C.R. Licklider at MIT saw them as the ultimate communication device. With Defence Department funds, he and a band of computer whizzes began work on a nationwide network of computers. This is an account of their daring adventure.

Published by Simon & Schuster
A Touchstone Book
ISBN 0684872161

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Timothy W. Luke, Jeremy Hunsinger (eds.): Putting Knowledge to Work and Letting Information Play: The Center for Digital Discourse and Culture (2009)

29 October 2010, dusan

The volume confronts many of the issues in contemporary academia as it meets the internet and computing in all of its spheres with many specific contributions on academic publishing, e-research, the history of the center, and related topics.

Publisher: Center for Digital Discourse and Culture, Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA, December 2009
ISBN: 978-1-933217-00-0
A freely distributable, copyable, and downloadable digital e-dition in honor of the 10th anniversary of the
Center for Digital Discourse and Culture.
289 pages



Seth Price: Dispersion (2002–) [EN, ES, BAQ, FR, IT, PL]

29 October 2010, dusan

“A provocative essay in which artist Seth Price examines the classical model of conceptualism, calling for a new public art, and arguing for less of a rupture between artistic interventions and distributed media.”

“This work bears a deep debt to numerous conversations with Bettina Funcke… Without her ideas and inspiration it would not exist.”

First published in 2002
Publisher 38th Street Publishers, New York, 2008
[14] pages


Dispersion (English, 2003, added on 2017-2-1)
Dispersion (English, 2008 facsimile of 2002 booklet, updated on 2012-8-14, PDF)
Dispersion (Spanish, text only, PDF)
Dispersion/Sakabanatzea (Basque, text only, PDF)
Dispersion (French, added on 2016-6-6, PDF)
Dispersion (Italian, added on 2016-6-6, PDF)
Dispersion/Rozproszenie (Polish, trans. Marcin Czerkasow, added on 2016-6-6, PDF)