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An Ecology of Operations: Vigilance, Radar, and the Birth of the Computer Screen

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-95
Number of pages37
JournalREPRESENTATIONS
Volume147
Issue number1
Early online date28 Aug 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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This article examines the birth of interactive computer screens fromenemy targeting and tracking systems (especially computerized radar) that distributed information processing in an ecology of operations among humans, computational instruments, and the environment. It proposes a concept of "computational screening’’ to account for the integration of visualization and information processing that gave rise to digital images.

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