Windows and Mirrors: Interaction Design, Digital Art, and the Myth of Transparency

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$38.45
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MIT Press (MA)
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Pages
194
Dimensions
7.4 X 9.2 X 0.64 inches | 1.12 pounds
Language
English
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Hardcover
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9780262025454
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About the Author

Diane Gromala, PhD., is the Canada Research Chair at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University in Canada.

Reviews
"I recommend this booka refreshing experience and source of inspiration." -- Gerd Waloszek, SAP Design Guild
--Janet H. Murray, author of "Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace"
--Aaron Marcus, President, Aaron Marcus and Associates, Inc., prophet and pioneer of user-interface design
" I recommend this book ... a refreshing experience and source of inspiration." -- Gerd Waloszek, "SAP Design Guild"
" "Mirrors and Windows" is a thought-provoking, provocative discourse about the nature of technology and society. The essays are certain to raise eyebrows, evoke 'Ahas!', and stimulate further debate about computers, user interfaces, design, art, culture, society, and technology." --Aaron Marcus, President, Aaron Marcus and Associates, Inc., prophet and pioneer of user-interface design
" In this engaging and accessible tour of contemporary digital art and its historical antecedents, Gromala and Bolter challenge the central dogma of interface design--the transparent window--with the compelling counterimage of the culturally reflective mirror. A graceful and persuasive manifesto that should be read by everyone interested in the future of the digital medium." --Janet H. Murray, author of "Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace"
" Cast as a walk through an electronic art gallery at the turn of the millennium in the company of two wise and witty friends of great common sense and uncommon vision, "Windows and Mirrors" involves its readers in a literally delight-full conversation which sometimes becomes a shared dream of breathtaking new vistas and possibilities. Media studies students in high school or college, professional designers, computer scientists, electronic artists, and a wide general audience alike will want to take this walk, have this conversation, and dream these dreams with Bolter and Gromala." --Michael Joyce, Vassar College
& quot; I recommend this book ... a refreshing experience and source of inspiration.& quot; -- Gerd Waloszek, SAP Design Guild
& quot; Mirrors and Windows is a thought-provoking, provocative discourse about the nature of technology and society. The essays are certain to raise eyebrows, evoke 'Ahas!', and stimulate further debate about computers, user interfaces, design, art, culture, society, and technology.& quot; -- Aaron Marcus, President, Aaron Marcus and Associates, Inc., prophet and pioneer of user-interface design
& quot; In this engaging and accessible tour of contemporary digital art and its historical antecedents, Gromala and Bolter challenge the central dogma of interface design--the transparent window--with the compelling counterimage of the culturally reflective mirror. A graceful and persuasive manifesto that should be read by everyone interested in the future of the digital medium.& quot; -- Janet H. Murray, author of Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace
& quot; Cast as a walk through an electronic art gallery at the turn of the millennium in the company of two wise and witty friends of great common sense and uncommon vision, Windows and Mirrors involves its readers in a literally delight-full conversation which sometimes becomes a shared dream of breathtaking new vistas and possibilities. Media studies students in high school or college, professional designers, computer scientists, electronic artists, and a wide general audience alike will want to take this walk, have this conversation, and dream these dreams with Bolter and Gromala.& quot; -- Michael Joyce, Vassar College
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"I recommend this book ... a refreshing experience and source of inspiration."-- Gerd Waloszek, ""SAP Design Guild""
""Mirrors and Windows" is a thought-provoking, provocative discourse about the nature of technology and society. The essays are certain to raise eyebrows, evoke 'Ahas!', and stimulate further debate about computers, user interfaces, design, art, culture, society, and technology."--Aaron Marcus, President, Aaron Marcus and Associates, Inc., prophet and pioneer of user-interface design
"Cast as a walk through an electronic art gallery at the turn of the millennium in the company of two wise and witty friends of great common sense and uncommon vision, "Windows and Mirrors" involves its readers in a literally delight-full conversation which sometimes becomes a shared dream of breathtaking new vistas and possibilities. Media studies students in high school or college, professional designers, computer scientists, electronic artists, and a wide general audience alike will want to take this walk, have this conversation, and dream these dreams with Bolter and Gromala."--Michael Joyce, Vassar College
"In this engaging and accessible tour of contemporary digital art and its historical antecedents, Gromala and Bolter challenge the central dogma of interface design--the transparent window--with the compelling counterimage of the culturally reflective mirror. A graceful and persuasive manifesto that should be read by everyone interested in the future of the digital medium."--Janet H. Murray, author of "Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace"

"I recommend this book... a refreshing experience and source of inspiration." Gerd Waloszek "SAP Design Guild"