MIT Press

MIT Press

MIT Press

Mar 8, 10:13 AM

""Grace Hopper, who became a ''coder'' (or programmer) in the 1940s, was one of the great pioneers of the computer age. . . . Beyers meticulously researched biography shows how Hopper was one of the first to realise that software was the key to unlocking the power of the computer."" @Guardian on ""Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age"" by Kurt Beyer #IWD2017 #internationalwomensday

Mar 2, 10:21 AM

"" ''Atari Age'' examines the impact early video games had on culture and their effects both positive and negative on society. Michael Newman chronicles a history of early games and how their nature and focus created an acceptance of computer technology by society at large. The tension between the positive and negative aspects of the new medium are well illustrated by showing how arcades evolved from dark unsavory places to clean welcoming places that women might frequent. This is a fascinating and well-researched book that is sure to be important in the history of video games."" Al Alcorn, developer of Pong #atari #tbt

Feb 22, 10:41 AM

VARIOUS SMALL BOOKS: Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha with various small cups of @hagendazs_us ice creamstrawberry, dulce de leche, coffee, chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. @jbrouws1 Thanks @ice_cream_books !

Feb 1, 11:47 AM

""With its probing illustrations, this book records the multiple aesthetic permutations . . . From the Brecht-like posters of the Critical Art Ensemble to Beuys social sculptures and the Internet experimentation of Superflex and Xchange, we are shown a linguistic plurality that develops and circulates naturally in everyday urban and social dynamics. Outside the museums and galleries, artists invade public space intercepting, experimenting with and generating a new way of looking at reality, and with the participation of an audience that does not usually frequent the art systems institutions."" @domusweb on ""Practicable: From Participation to Interaction in Contemporary Art""