Monday, May 21, 2007

new books ready for review

please feel free to forward, distribute, and cross-post.

nearly each month, the resource center for cyberculture studies, or RCCS, publishes book reviews related to the field of contemporary media and culture. these book reviews are free, open to the public, and available on this page.

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 ] prior to june 1, 2007.

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, 2006)

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, 2003)

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)


Anonymous said...

within 48 hours, i have received 160+ requests to review books for RCCS.

this is the result of posting the call for reviewers to various academic listservs including aoir-l, cultstud-l, and cyberculture-announce. i submitted the post to two other lists - crtnet and h-amstdy - but am not sure whether or not it has been distributed.

this happens every time. the last two call for reviewers generated over 200 requests to review books. it's a ton of work assigning this reviewer to that book but once it's finished it generates many months' (if not a year's) worth of book reviews.

because there are more reviewers than review copies, i have contacted various publishers and asked if they are willing to send multiple review copies so that we can publish multiple reviews. so far, no one has refused.

if you have sent me an email requesting to review books, please be patient!

Unknown said...

Hello from Fresno.

Great post, thank you.