The New Media Reader

Just been tipped to a book of readings that provides some of the much needed background and intellectual basis for becoming media literate and understanding the “new media.

J. Murray, “Introduction”;

V. Bush, “As We May Think”Licklider, “Man/Computer Symbiosis”

Engelbart “Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework”

Engelbart/English, “A Research Center for Augmenting Human Intellect”

Nelson, “Computer Lib / Dream Machines”

Kay/Goldberg, “Personal Dynamic Media”
McCloud, “Time Frames”
McLuhan, from Gutenberg Galaxy, “The Medium is the Message” (from Understanding Media)
Viola, “Will There Be Condominiums in Data Space?”
Laurel, “The Six Elements and the Causal Relations Among Them” and “Star Raiders: Dramatic Interaction in a Small World”
Turkle, “Video Games and Computer Holding Power”
“Learning Webs,” from Ivan Illich’s ‘Deschooling Society’ (online at
Tim Berners-Lee, “The World Wide Web.”

Wardrip-Fruin, N., & Montfort, N., (eds.) (2003), The New Media Reader, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA

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