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Product Description: Laruelle is one of the first books in English to undertake in an extended critical survey of the work of the idiosyncratic French thinker François Laruelle, the promulgator of non-standard philosophy. Laruelle, who was born in 1937, has recently gained widespread recognition, and Alexander R...read more

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9780816692125 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, October 8, 2014, cover price $82.50 | About this edition: Laruelle is one of the first books in English to undertake in an extended critical survey of the work of the idiosyncratic French thinker François Laruelle, the promulgator of non-standard philosophy.

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9780816692132 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, October 15, 2014, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Laruelle is one of the first books in English to undertake in an extended critical survey of the work of the idiosyncratic French thinker François Laruelle, the promulgator of non-standard philosophy.

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Product Description: Interfaces are back, or perhaps they never left. The familiar Socratic conceit from the Phaedrus, of communication as the process of writing directly on the soul of the other, has returned to center stage in today's discussions of culture and media...read more

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9780745662527, titled "The Interface Effect" | Polity Pr, October 16, 2012, cover price $64.95 | About this edition: Interfaces are back, or perhaps they never left.

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9780745662534, titled "The Interface Effect" | Polity Pr, October 16, 2012, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Interfaces are back, or perhaps they never left.

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Product Description: “The Exploit is that rare thing: a book with a clear grasp of how networks operate that also understands the political implications of this emerging form of power. It cuts through the nonsense about how 'free' and 'democratic' networks supposedly are, and it offers a rich analysis of how network protocols create a new kind of control...read more

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9780816650439 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, October 5, 2007, cover price $57.00 | About this edition: “The Exploit is that rare thing: a book with a clear grasp of how networks operate that also understands the political implications of this emerging form of power.

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9780816650446 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, October 1, 2007, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: “The Exploit is that rare thing: a book with a clear grasp of how networks operate that also understands the political implications of this emerging form of power.

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Product Description: Video games have been a central feature of the cultural landscape for over twenty years and now rival older media like movies, television, and music in popularity and cultural influence. Yet there have been relatively few attempts to understand the video game as an independent medium...read more

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9780816648504 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, May 27, 2006, cover price $54.00 | About this edition: Video games have been a central feature of the cultural landscape for over twenty years and now rival older media like movies, television, and music in popularity and cultural influence.

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9780816648511 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, May 27, 2006, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Video games have been a central feature of the cultural landscape for over twenty years and now rival older media like movies, television, and music in popularity and cultural influence.

Is the Internet a vast arena of unrestricted communication and freely exchanged information or a regulated, highly structured virtual bureaucracy? In Protocol, Alexander Galloway argues that the founding principle of the Net is control, not freedom, and that the controlling power lies in the technical protocols that make network connections (and disconnections) possible. He does this by treating the computer as a textual medium that is based on a technological language, code. Code, he argues, can be subject to the same kind of cultural and literary analysis as any natural language; computer languages have their own syntax, grammar, communities, and cultures. Instead of relying on established theoretical approaches, Galloway finds a new way to write about digital media, drawing on his backgrounds in computer programming and critical theory. "Discipline-hopping is a necessity when it comes to complicated socio-technical topics like protocol," he writes in the preface. Galloway begins by examining the types of protocols that exist, including TCP/IP, DNS, and HTML. He then looks at examples of resistance and subversion—hackers, viruses, cyberfeminism, Internet art—which he views as emblematic of the larger transformations now taking place within digital culture. Written for a nontechnical audience, Protocol serves as a necessary counterpoint to the wildly utopian visions of the Net that were so widespread in earlier days.

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9780262072472 | Mit Pr, March 1, 2004, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Is the Internet a vast arena of unrestricted communication and freely exchanged information or a regulated, highly structured virtual bureaucracy?

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9780262572330 | Mit Pr, April 1, 2006, cover price $25.00

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