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Noise Channels: Glitch and Error in Digital Culture

Peter Krapp


In the glitches, inefficiencies, and errors that ergonomics and usability engineering strive to surmount, this book identifies creative reservoirs of computer-mediated interaction. Throughout new media cultures, it traces a resistance to the heritage of motion studies, ergonomics, and efficiency; in doing so, it shows how creativity is stirred within the networks of digital culture. This book offers a fresh look at hypertext and tactical media, tunes into laptop music, and situates the emergent forms of computer gaming and machinima in media history. The text analyzes text, image, sound, virtu ... More

Keywords: computer-mediated interaction, new media, motion studies, ergonomics, digital culture, hypertext, tactical media, laptop music, computer gaming, machinima

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816676248
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816676248.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Krapp, author