writing: MCN2011 – Public Space Storytelling Through Personal Mobile Devices, bibliography/references

At the conclusion of my presentation for the 2011 Museum Computer Network annual conference, I agreed to post both the slides and bibliography from my talk. Because the bibliography is extensive, I will post the slides and references within two separate posts. I’ve broken the list into references to books and articles, Implementation related sites, and other project references.

The books and articles group is listed alphabetically by author. The other project references group is listed in the order in which they appeared in the presentation. I’ve included links, when applicable, to the many pieces that can be accessed online:


Bolter, Jay David, and Richard Grusin. Remediation: Understanding New Media. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999.

Chandler, Annmarie, and Norie Neumark, eds. At a Distance: Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005.

Drucker, Johanna. “Interactive, Algorithmic, Networked: Aesthetics of New Media Art.” At a Distance: Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet. Ed. Annmarie Chandler and Norie Neumark. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005.

Fullerton, Tracy. “Masterful Play.” Kill Screen 1.4 (2011): 36-38.

Gibson, William. Spook Country. New York: Berkley Books, 2008.

Kaprow, Allan. Some Recent Happenings. New York: Something Else Press, 1966. Reprinted by ubuclassics, 2004. 18 Nov. 2011 http://www.ubu.com/historical/gb/kaprow_recent.pdf.

Kaprow, Allan. How to Make a Happening. 1966. 18 Nov. 2011 http://www.ubu.com/historical/kaprow/Kaprow-Allan_How-To-Make-a-Happening.pdf.

Lewitt, Sol. “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art.” Artforum 5.10 (1967): 79-83. 18 Nov. 2011 http://www.tufts.edu/programs/mma/fah188/sol_lewitt/paragraphs%20on

Ling, Rich. New Tech, New Ties: How Mobile Communication Is Reshaping Social Cohesion. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008.

Ling, Rich. “The social juxtaposition of mobile telephone conversations and public spaces.” 2002. 18 Nov. 2011 http://www.richardling.com/papers/2002_juxtaposition_public_spaces.pdf.

Manovich, Lev. “Database as Symbolic Form.” 2001. 18 Nov. 2011 http://transcriptions.english.ucsb.edu/archive/courses/warner/english197/

Nake, Frieder. “The Semiotic Engine: Notes on the History of Algorithmic Images in Europe.” Art Journal 68.1 (2009): 77-89.

Neuhaus, Max. “Notes on Place and Moment.” Max Neuhaus: Sound Works, vol. I, Inscription. Ostfildern-Stuttgart:Cantz, 1994. 18 Nov. 2011 http://www.max-neuhaus.info/soundworks/vectors/place/notes/.

Ratcliffe, Stephen. “Reading ‘sound’.” Jacket2. 20 Oct. 2011. 18 Nov. 2011 https://jacket2.org/article/reading-sound.

Slayton, Joel. “Foreword.” At a Distance: Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet. Ed. Annmarie Chandler and Norie Neumark. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005.

Smithson, Robert. “Provisional Theory of Non-Sites.” Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings. Ed. Jack Flam. Berkeley: University of California Press,1996. 18 Nov. 2011 http://www.robertsmithson.com/essays/provisional.htm.

Tedeschi, Bob. “Seeing the World Around You Through Your Phone.” New York Times. 28 July 2010. 18 Nov. 2011 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/29/technology/personaltech/29smart.html.

Wallace-Wells, David. “William Gibson, The Art of Fiction No. 11.” The Paris Review. Summer 2011. 18 Nov. 2011 http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/6089/the-art-of-fiction-no-211-william-gibson.

Whyte, William H. The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces. New York: Project for Public Spaces, 2001.

Wodiczko, Krzysztof. Critical Vehicles: Writings, Projects, Interviews. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999.


Nick Montfort and Scott Rettberg
Implementation project site
Times Square sticker
Riez France sticker
Mapping in Bergen
Implementation flickr account


Thinc Design, Infinite Variety, Gapminder Game, and National September 11 Memorial Museum references

Bruce Weber, Russell Senate Building exhibit reference

Max Neuhaus, Round: Sound for Concave Surfaces

Area/Code, Sharkrunners and the Big Games Manifesto

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller at Luhring Augustine

Golan Levin, Gregory Shakar, Scott Gibbons, Yasmin Sohrawardy, Joris Gruber, Erich Semlak, Gunther Schmidl, Joerg Lehner, and Jonathan Feinberg, Dialtones (A Telesymphony)

Robert Adrian X, Die Welt in 24 Stunden

Casey Reas and Tal Rosner, Chronograph

Dear Photograph

Moveable Feast


Nick Montfort, Curveship

Photojojo post of Léo Caillard images