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Matthew Fuller

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262062749

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.001.0001

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Interaction

Interaction

Chapter:
(p.143) Interaction
Source:
Software Studies
Author(s):

Michael Murtaugh

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0019

This chapter emphasizes the concept and categories of interaction using different user interfaces in the computer field. It furthermore focuses on an experimental computer, TX-2, and also examines the works, contributions, and research of several computer science theorists. The themes and perspectives of this interaction concept—liveness, plasticity and accretion, interruption, and incompleteness—play a central role in the computational fields and are covered in the subsequent discussion.

Keywords:   interaction, user interfaces, TX-2 computer machine, liveness, plasticity, accretion, interruption, incompleteness

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