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Computers As Theatre

Laurel, Brenda

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ISBN 10: 0201510480 / ISBN 13: 9780201510485
Published by Lebanon, Indiana, U.S.A.: Addison-Wesley, 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Computers As Theatre

Publisher: Lebanon, Indiana, U.S.A.: Addison-Wesley

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Synopsis:

Presents a new theory of human-computer activity. Building on Aristotle's analysis of the form and structure of drama, Laurel shows how similiar principles can help us understand what people experience when interfacing with computers.

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When Brenda Laurel first wrote this book in the early '80s, it may have seemed a bit far-fetched to most computer users: "What? How can my interaction with a computer have anything to do with theatre? I'm typing!" But with the emergence of WebTV, VRML, and the dawning of real online interactivity where our interface with the computer and others is not the keyboard, but instead our imagination and the suspension of disbelief it requires, Laurel's ideas are finally coming of age. Snotty digerati might sniff that this is an old book, but I would argue that it is a book that has finally come of age.

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