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Art and Theory Books
Stephen Wilson, Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2002)
see, especially:
Chapter 6: Telecommunications; Chapter 7: Digital Information Systems/Computers
An epic survey and discussion.

N. Katherine Hayles, How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1999)
Traces the evolution of the notion that information is primary and embodiment is irrelevant, in science and literature.
Roland Barthes, Image-Music-Text (New York: Hill and Wang, 1988)
see, especially: "Change the Object Itself"
Roland Barthes, Mythologies (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1990)

Paul Virillio, "The Art of the Motor," The Art of the Motor (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995)

Lynn Hershman Leeson, ed., Clicking-In:Hot Links to a Digital Culture (Seattle: Bay Press,1996)
see, especially:
Söke Dinkla, "From Participation to Interaction: Toward the Origins of Interactive Art"
Rudolf Frieling, "Hot Spots: Text in Motion and the Textscape of Electronic Media"

Scott McLoud, Understanding Comics (New York: HarperCollins, 1994)

Amazon.com buying info Postmodern Currents Art and Artists in the Age of Electronic Media

Mapping

Donald Turnbull, Maps Are Territories: Science is an Atlas (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1993)

Ken Knabb, ed. and trans., Situationist International Anthology (Berkeley: Bureau of Public Secrets, 1981)
Psychogeography resources:
Theory of the Dérive
Introduction to a Critique of Urban Geography
Report on the Construction of Situations and on the Inernational Situationist Tendency's Conditions of Organization and Action
Definitions "psychogeography: The study of the specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behaviors of individuals.

Mark Monmonier, How to Lie with Maps (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1996)
Flash 5 ActionScript for Artists || Stephen Hartzog || Stanford University Digital Art Center, Winter 2002