Volume 3 (2013)—Retro Technologies

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Letter from the Editor

Welcome to Volume 3 of Technoculture!!


Critical Essays

Playing with Masculinity: Gender Bending in Second Life
Kaitlinn Clinnin, Virginia Tech University

Typewriters Typing Typists
Sarah K. Jackson, Louisiana State University

It's Just Not the Same as Print (and It Shouldn't Be): Rethinking the Possibilities of Digital Comics
Jeffrey S.J. Kirchoff, Millikin University

Plastic Child-Gardening Tools: Lego’s Nostalgia For the Open-Ended Toy
Kate Maddalena, University of North Carolina Wilmington

The Informational Subject in Formation: Telephonic Subjectivity in Wharton and Gaddis
E. L. McCallum, Michigan State University

Your Granny’s Gramophone: The Cultural Impact of 78 rpm Recordings on Ireland and Irish America
Roxanne O'Connell, Roger Williams University

Old Games, Same Concerns: Examining First Generation Video Games Through Popular Press Coverage from 1972-1985
Ryan Rogers, Marist College

“Music to Moog By”: Gendering in Early Analog Synthesizing in the United States
D. Travers Scott, Clemson University


Creative Works

Four Poems
Kevin Brown, Lee University

Marc Carver

Maury Quad, 1996
Cary Elza, DePaul University

Polaroid Elegy
Brett Foster, Wheaton College

Two Images
Lindsay Patrice Greer, Southern Illinois University

Three Poems
David Gruber, City University of Hong Kong

The Problem of Persistent Technology Narratives and Practioner Use: The Case of the Moog Synthesizer and Moogfest, or Will Analog Survive?
Woodrow Hood, Wake Forest University

Simple Machines
Terry S. Johnson

A Memory of Vinyl
Alan Meyrowitz

Bottle Diggers
Mark A. Neumann, Northern Arizona University and
Michael LeVan, University of South Florida

Medicinal Art
David Radavich

Two Poems
Christina M. Rau, Nassau Community College

Fireside Frights on That Old-Time Radio
Christopher Rowe

Three Photographs
Jody Shipka, University of Maryland, Baltimore County 

Depression Glass
J. D. Smith

Two Poems
Lenore Weiss

Martin Willitts

Elemental Constellations, or, We Are Made of Stars
Nico Wood, Southern Illinois University; and Ramah David Jihan Malebranche

Evolutionary Thoughts
Andrena Zawinski



Review of Hyperkin's RetroN 3
Chet Breaux, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Review of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy
Keith Dorwick, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette


Call for Papers: Future Volumes