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New Book: Feminism’s Progress

Posted on August 14, 2023

Explores how popular novels, short stories, and television shows from the United States and Britain illustrate the positive effects of feminism and promote gender equity. Description Feminism’s Progress builds on more than fifty years of feminist criticism to analyze narrative representations of feminist ideas about women’s social roles, gender inequities, and needed reforms. Carol Colatrella argues Continue Reading »

New Book: Regenerating Romanticism

Posted on July 26, 2023

Melissa Bailes (Tulane University) is pleased to announce the publication of Regenerating Romanticism: Botany, Sensibility, and Originality in British Literature, 1750-1830 (U Virginia P, 2023).  Within key texts of Romantic-era aesthetics, William Wordsworth, S. T. Coleridge, and other writers and theorists pointed to the poet, naturalist, and physician Erasmus Darwin as exemplifying a lack of originality and Continue Reading »

New Book: Visual Culture and Pandemic Disease since 1750

Posted on July 17, 2023

I would like to announce the publication of a new book anthology co-edited with Ann-Marie Akehurt: Visual Culture and Pandemic Disease since 1750: Capturing Contagion.  It is part of the Routledge series “Science and the Arts since 1750,” edited by Barbara Larson and Ellen Levy. The book investigates the pictorial imaging of epidemics globally, especially from the Continue Reading »

New Book: Ecoaesthetics and Ecosophy in China

Posted on July 17, 2023

Ecoaesthetics and Ecosophy in China by Cheng Xiangzhan | Published: 15 July 2023 [ Environmental Humanities Series: 2 ] | Series Editors: Prof Peggy Karpouzou and Dr Nikoleta ZampakiPaperback: ISBN: 978-1-912997-79-4 Buy from Amazon | Buy from Lulu | Digital: ISBN: 978-1-912997-80-0 Read on Google Play | Read on Kindle | Read on CEEOL More details:

New Book: Hallucinate This! An Authoritized Autobotography of ChatGPT

Posted on June 23, 2023

Dear SLSA Illuminators, I hope this letter finds you transcending disciplinary boundaries and breaking through walls with your polymathic prowess. I’m thrilled to introduce you to a recently published book, “Hallucinate This! An Authoritized Autobotography of ChatGPT”, which pushes the frontiers of literature, science, and art. Imagine Borges in a virtual maze or McLuhan having Continue Reading »

New Book: Aesthetic Anthropology

Posted on June 23, 2023

It is a pleasure to announce that the estate of the late Marilyn Ehdahl Ravicz has granted permission to release and circulate her 1974 doctoral dissertation — Aesthetic Anthropology. I’ve uploaded it to a special section of my Academia page at: Anthropologist Marilyn Ekdahl Ravicz took her PhD in 1974 at the University of Continue Reading »

New Book: What If? Twenty-Two Scenarios in Search of Images

Posted on June 15, 2023

My co-translation of Vilém Flusser’s What If? Twenty-Two Scenarios in Search of Images (U of Minnesota Press) is available for interactive reading. What If? goes digital: is now an online and interactive ebook on the University of Minnesota Press Manifold platform. Check out the Resources section with scenario visualizations from the Greenhouse Studios team – and add your own:…/call-for-images-visualizing… Here’s a short Continue Reading »

New Book: The Philosopher of Palo Alto

Posted on June 15, 2023

I’m writing to share news of my new book – THE PHILOSOPHER OF PALO ALTO: Mark Weiser, Xerox PARC, and the Original Internet of Things– which was just published by Chicago two weeks ago. The book chronicles the rise of ubiquitous computing at Xerox PARC in the 80s and 90s, as well as related developments in Continue Reading »

New Book: Ken Friedman’s 92 Events

Posted on May 9, 2023

This book accompanied the exhibition of Ken Friedman’s 92 Events at Kalmar Art Museum in Kalmar, Sweden. The exhibition opened on February 8, 2023, and closed on April 23. The museum published this as a hardback book and an open access digital edition. This book contains 92 of Friedman’s event scores from 1956 to 2019. Continue Reading »

New Book: The Smartness Mandate

Posted on February 10, 2023

Over the last half century, “smartness”—the drive for ubiquitous computing—has become a mandate: a new mode of managing and governing politics, economics, and the environment. Smart phones. Smart cars. Smart homes. Smart cities. The imperative to make our world ever smarter in the face of increasingly complex challenges raises several questions: What is this “smartness Continue Reading »