Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality, Expanded Edition
||Author: Randall Packer, Ken Jordan, William Gibson|
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Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company (16 December, 2002)
Sales Rank: 54,163
Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 4 out of 5
An Excellent Collection of Fascinating Contributors
Reading this collection of articles gave me a better understanding of the people and ideas that helped shape computer-based communication. The contributors are for the most part well chosen; a few that I might well have done without, I must admit -- but far more excellent choices than "questionable" ones. The organization of the book is interesting as well. I was reminded of the magazine "Mondo 2000" that I subscribed to in the early '90's (multimedia/geek chic).
Rating: 5 out of 5
The book is a must read; the web site is a must see!
This book is a must read for anyone interested in modern art and culture, and where its going. The companion web site on www.artmuseum.net is a brilliant compliment to the book, with 50 video clips, rare photos and other treats. Finally, a publishing project that "gets it" how to use the web + printed book in a way where the sum is greater than the parts. Its amazing to see how long artists and scientists have been working (alone, and in some cases together) towards this goal. Prehaps the following decade will witness a true "waking up" by the mass culture to this new syntax, new reading-practice, of multi-media hyper-texted information. This book may mark a point in time where we started acknowledging the depth and extent of our post-Guttenburg world. Bravo to Randall Packer and Ken Jordon for pulling this project off.
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