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The New Media Reader

I’ve been meaning to post about The New Media Reader edited by Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Nick Montfort and published by the MIT press. I ordered it from Amazon a while ago–it has a lot of interesting essays and excerpts and I decided it would be pretty handy after taking a look at an online preview. I was even more impressed when I got it. It’s a lovely hardcover book (almost 800pgs!) and it comes with a CD of material ranging from old Atari games to interactive fiction and samples of hypertext poems and fiction. I think it’s a steal at $36–about half the price of your average textbook. Just a suggestion for anyone who is planning to do more research in new media…

Tue, March 20 2007 » books

2 Responses

  1. Alla March 22 2007 @ 12:12 pm

    Thanks for posting this Erin, this does sound like a great deal!

  2. Caitlin March 28 2007 @ 11:27 am

    I’d second the recommendation — the book pulls together a lot of hard-to-access information, including a cd of early games and experiment that you just can’t get anywhere else. i used this as the key textbook in the 4th year Cultural Theory through Interactive Multimedia course I used to teach.

    p.s. thought for the day: I believe this was Noah’s second MIT press book.. published while he was still a grad student.