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The Illusions

The Illusions, Digital Original Edition. A BIT of The Language of New Media. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2014.

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This new book in the series MIT Press BITS offers an excerpt from a book that has shaped the study of new media. In The Language of New Media (MIT Press, 2001), Lev Manovich offered the field’s first systematic and rigorous theory.

Here, Manovich considers the computer as illusion generator, addressing such questions as the “reality effect” of new media images and the comparative illusionism of new media, photography, film, and video. The Language of New Media has been hailed as "the most suggestive and broad ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan."

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