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From energy to information : representation in science and technology, art, and literature / edited by Bruce Clarke and Linda Dalrymple Henderson.

  • Clarke, Bruce, 1950-
[2002], ©2002
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Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2002], ©2002.

Physical description

xviii, 440 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-427) and index.


Introduction / Bruce Clarke, Linda Dalrymple Henderson -- From thermodynamics to virtuality / Bruce Clarke -- Part One: The cultures of thermodynamics -- Time discovered and time gendered in Victorian science and culture / M. Norton Wise -- Dark star crashes: classical thermodynamics and the allegory of cosmic catastrophe / Bruce Clarke -- Energetic abstraction: Ostwald, Bogdanov, and Russian post-revolutionary art / Charlotte Douglas -- Part Two: Ether and electromagnetism: capturing the invisible -- Line of force, swirls of ether / Bruce J. Hunt -- Real and the ethereal: modernist energies in Eliot and Pound / Ian F.A. Bell -- Vibratory modernism: Boccioni, Kupka, and the ether of space / Linda Dalrymple Henderson -- Part Three: Traces and inscriptions: diagramming forces -- Representation on the line: graphic recording instruments and scientific modernism / Robert M. Brain -- Concerning the line: music, noise, and phonography / Douglas Kahn -- Bodies in force fields: design between the wars / Christoph Asendorf -- Part Four: Representing information -- On the imagination's horizon line: uchronic histories, protocybernetic contact, and Charles Babbage's calculating engines / David Tomas -- Escape and constraint: three fictions dream of moving from energy to information / N. Katherine Hayles -- Cybernetics and art: cultural convergence in the 1960s / Edward A. Shanken -- Part Five: Voxels and sensels: bodies in virtual space -- Authorship and surgery: the shifting ontology of the virtual surgeon / Timothy Lenoir, Sha Xin Wei -- Eversion: brushing against avatars, aliens, and angels / Marcos Novak -- Part Six: Representation from pre- to post-modernity -- Puppet and test pattern: Mechanicity and materiality in modern pictorial representation / Richard Shiff -- Dinosaurs and modernity / W.J.T. Mitchell.


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