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By Venus Green
Published: 11 April 2001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8310-9
... PART THREE The Computer Era Racial Integration and the 7 Demise of the ‘‘White Lady’’ Image The entry of African American women into telephone operating occurred nearly half a century after the struggle against the in- dustry’s...
Published: 11 April 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383109-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8310-9
... Black Operators in 8 the Computer Age In less than ten years African American operators replaced white operators in the major American cities as a result of a hiring policy that segregated most of the African American women into one department and one...
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396765-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9676-5
... computerization. This practical appre• hension of computers is thus a process of adjustment to the incremen• tal progress of the technology, with a comparatively weak feedback loop to the source of technological innovation, the computer industry and profession, despite all the noise in the trade press about...
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By Tracy C. Davis
Published: 06 June 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389637-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8963-7
... Chapter 12 COMPUTER PLAY Where is your data? Give me something I can put in the computer. Don’t give me your poetry. —Robert McNamara omputers had vital roles to play in both military and civil...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
Published: 03 May 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003342-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0334-2
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374039-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
... across multiple limitations, including language barriers, spotty Internet access, and enthusiasm that outstripped tools (thirty students using two computers) using Jeopardy!- style games, tiered classes, and other challenges to bring genuine computer proficiency to people of all ages in the town of...
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By Lester D. Friedman
Published: 15 April 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385530-024
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8553-0
... 6 Computers Technologies Transforming Health Care X Rays, Computers, and the Internet joel d. howell Medicine in the United States has changed in amazing ways. Seemingly without end, we have witnessed the introduction of new therapies...
Published: 15 April 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385530-025
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8553-0
...Technologies Transforming Health Care X Rays, Computers, and the Internet joel d. howell Medicine in the United States has changed in amazing ways. Seemingly without end, we have witnessed the introduction of new therapies, new tools, and new...
Published: 16 March 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371854-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7185-4
...4 • KARA KEELING Construction of Computation and Desire Introduction to Yvonne Welbon’s Interview with Pamela L. Jennings Early in the following interview, Pamela Jennings explains to Yvonne Wel- bon that her work gradually expanded from an initial and abiding interest in street...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397229-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9722-9
...High-Tech Huck: Teaching Undergraduates by Traditional Methods and with Computers David Tomlinson My mind to me a kingdom is -Sir Edward Dyer Stone walls do not a prison make Nor iron bars a cage; Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage.-Richard Lovelace "Turn him...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374015-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7401-5
... Both revealing and correcting the history of interactive computer music, the author demonstrates how socio-musical networks that include machines as central actors create a virtual sociality that both challenges and sheds light on more traditional human-human models of the social. Efforts to...
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By Homay King
Published: 02 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375159-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7515-9
... This chapter offers a queer reading of the life and work of the mathematician, cryptanalyst, and computing pioneer Alan Turing, who is best known for his World War II military intelligence work and for cracking the German Enigma cipher. Turing designed prototypes for the modern computer and...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373094-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
..., algorithms, computational tools, and diagrams. The uses of these elements establish connections among them, forming complexes of practices to which the author refers as “mathematical cultures.” She argues that describing the mathematical cultures in the context in which practitioners actually operated...
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By Homay King
Published: 02 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375159-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7515-9
... limitations and transcend incarnate experience. Similar desires informed the mythology of the personal computer upon its debut. Yaakov Garb, credited with inventing the term “virtual reality,” called these desires “the dreams our culture has inscribed in silicon”; he critiqued the mythology surrounding...
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396765-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9676-5
... with the notion of computerized minds. there is a reluctance to imagine a truly non• human future.36 Even when cybernetic characters relinquish their physical forms to enter the computer matrix. they are still preoccu• pied with human concerns. Sex continues to flourish in fictional elec...
Published: 04 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374497-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... record head and playback head of analog tape recorders and later computer-generated delays. An improvised performance by Pauline Oliveros and Barre Philips is analyzed to demonstrate a compositional result informed by focal and global listening. The chapter opens with a history of Oliveros’s development...
Published: 07 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375302-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7530-2
... function, and the other is a tutorial on how to apply makeup in order to avoid cameras equipped with facial recognition technology. Both videos reveal the possibilities when standard algorithms in computer vision technology render blackness unseen. ...
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By Brian Rotman
Published: 25 June 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389118-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8911-8
... of the virtual. Part I laid out the alphabet’s corporeal dimen‑ sion visvis gesture and its textual elimination, and Part II will take up the question of its legacy and its ongoing displacement by digital media such as multidimensional visualization, parallel computing, techniques of...