[Air-l] call for reviewers: resource center for cyberculture studies

David M Silver dmsilver at usfca.edu
Mon May 21 11:39:28 PDT 2007


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nearly each month, the resource center for cyberculture studies, or RCCS
( http://rccs.usfca.edu/ ), publishes book reviews related to the field
of contemporary media and culture. these book reviews are free, open to
the public, and available here: ( http://rccs.usfca.edu/booklist.asp ).

if YOU are interested in writing a 1000-1500 word review and can write
the review by the end of august 2007, please contact me. please include:
a) the name of the book you wish to review, b) your professional
affiliation, and c) a sentence or two about why you want to review this
book. if selected, i will send you a free review copy of the book and
ask you to send me your review by the end of august. if you already have
many commitments for summer and do not think you can read and review the
book by the end of august, please pass until next time.

if YOU are an author/editor of a book related to cyberculture and
contemporary media and you do not see your book on the list below,
please send a review copy (or copies) to:

David Silver/RCCS
University of San Francisco
Department of Media Studies
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

i am especially interested in reviewing books published outside the US
and UK and books written in languages other than english.

the following books are available for review. if interested, please
contact me (dmsilver [ at ] usfca.edu) prior to JUNE 1, 2007.

(because mailing lists/listservs often truncate/shorten long messages,
the full version of this call for reviewers can be found here:
http://silverinsf.blogspot.com/2007/05/new-books-ready-for-review.html )

Charles R. Acland, Residual Media (University of Minnesota Press, 2007)

Mark Amerika, META/DATA: A Digital Poetics (MIT Press, 2007)

Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas, Crashing the Gate: Netroots,
Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics (Chelsea Green, 2006)

Chris Atton, An Alternative Internet (Columbia University Press, 2005)

Michael D. Ayers (Editor), Cybersounds: Essays On Virtual Music Culture
(Peter Lang Publishing, 2006)

Axel Bruns, Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production (Peter
Lang Publishing, 2005)

Axel Bruns and Joanne Jacobs (Editors), Uses of Blogs (Peter Lang
Publishing, 2006)

Manuel Castells, Mireia Fernandez-Ardevol, Jack Linchuan Qiu, and Araba
Sey, Mobile Communication and Society: A Global Perspective (MIT Press,

Annmarie Chandler and Norie Neumark, At a Distance: Precursors to Art
and Activism on the Internet (MIT Press, 2006)

Roy Christopher (Editor), Follow for Now: Interviews with Friends and
Heroes (Well-Red Bear, 2007)

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age
of Fiber Optics (MIT Press, 2006)

Andy Clarke and Grethe Mitchell (Editors), Videogames and Art
(Intellect, 2007)

Mia Consalvo, Nancy Baym, Jeremy Hunsinger, Klaus Bruhn Jensen, John
Logie, Monica Murero, and Leslie Regan Shade (Editors), Internet
Research Annual: Selected Papers from the Association of Internet
Researchers Conferences 2000-2002 (Peter Lang Publishing, 2004)

Steve Dixon, Digital Performance: A History of New Media in Theater,
Dance, Performance Art, and Installation (MIT Press, 2007)

Timothy Druckrey (Editor), Ars Electronica: Facing the Future: A Survey
of Two Decades (MIT Press, 1999)

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in
the Age of Television (Vanderbilt University Press, 2006)

Patrice Flichy, The Internet Imaginaire (MIT Press, 2007)

Kirsten Foot and Steven M. Schneider, Web Campaigning (MIT Press, 2006)

Anne Friedberg, The Virtual Window: From Alberti to Microsoft (MIT
Press, 2006)

Ted Friedman, Electric Dreams: Computers in American Culture (New York
University Press, 2005)

Alexander R. Galloway, Gaming: Essays On Algorithmic Culture (University
of Minnesota Press, 2006)

Alexander R. Galloway, Protocol: How Control Exists after
Decentralization (MIT Press, 2006)

Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, CODE: Collaborative Ownership and the Digital
Economy (MIT Press, 2005)

Tarleton Gillespie, Wired Shut: Copyright and the Shape of Digital
Culture (MIT Press, 2007)

Lisa Gitelman, Always Already New: Media, History, and the Data of
Culture (MIT Press, 2006)

Ken Goldberg (Editor), The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and
Telepistemology in the Age of the Internet (MIT Press, 2001)

N. Katherine Hayles, Nick Montfort, Scott Rettberg, and Stephanie
Strickland (Editors), Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1
(Electronic Literature Organization, 2006)

Ken Hillis, Michael Petit, and Nathan Scott Epley (Editors), Everyday
eBay: Culture, Collecting, And Desire  (Routledge, 2006)

Henry Jenkins, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide (New
York University Press, 2006)

Caroline A. Jones, Sensorium: Embodied Experience, Technology, and
Contemporary Art (MIT Press, 2006)

David Joselit, Feedback: Television against Democracy (MIT Press, 2007)

Yehuda E. Kalay, Architecture's New Media: Principles, Theories, and
Methods of Computer-Aided Design  (MIT Press, 2004)

James E. Katz and Ronald E. Rice, Social Consequences of Internet Use:
Access, Involvement, and Interaction (MIT Press, 2002)

Lori Kendall, Hanging Out in the Virtual Pub: Masculinities and
Relationships Online (University of California Press, 2002)

Martin Kevorkian, Color Monitors: The Black Face of Technology in
America (Cornell University Press, 2006)

Randy Kluver, Nicholas Jankowski, Kirsten Foot, and Steven Schneider
(Editors), The Internet and National Elections: A Comparative Study of
Web Campaigning (Routledge, 2007)

Petra Kuppers, Disability and Contemporary Performance: Bodies on Edge
(Routledge, 2003)

Geert Lovink, Dark Fiber: Tracking Critical Internet Culture (MIT Press,

Peter Lunenfeld (Author) and Mieke Gerritzen (Designer), User:
InfoTechnoDemo (MIT Press, 2005)

Milton L. Mueller, Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming
of Cyberspace (MIT Press, 2004)

Ned Rossiter, Organized Networks: Media Theory, Creative Labour, New
Institutions (NAi Publishers, 2007)

Nicholas Ruiz III, The Metaphysics of Capital (Intertheory, 2006)

Fred Turner, From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the
Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism (University of
Chicago Press, 2006)

McKenzie Wark, Gamer Theory (Harvard University Press, 2007)

David Weinberger, Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New
Digital Disorder (Times Books, 2007)

Darren Wershler-Henry, The Iron Whim: A Fragmented History of
Typewriting (Cornell University Press, 2007)

Michele White, The Body and the Screen: Theories of Internet
Spectatorship (MIT Press, 2006)

Monica T. Whitty, Andrea J. Baker and James A. Inman (Editors), Online
Matchmaking (Palgrave, 2007)

Monica T. Whitty and Adrian N. Carr, Cyberspace Romance: The Psychology
of Online Relationships (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)

Michele A. Willson, Technically Together: Rethinking Community Within
Techno-society (Peter Lang Publishing, 2006)


david silver

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