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The Resource Digital culture, Charlie Gere

Digital culture, Charlie Gere

Label
Digital culture
Title
Digital culture
Statement of responsibility
Charlie Gere
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"While few would contest the impact of the computer on the world of work, Digital Culture reveals its seismic effects on our social, cultural and political lives. In the last 20 years digital technologies in the form of mass media, tv, music and film, have not only converged with digital forms, such as the world wide web and video games, to surround us with a seamless digital mediascape, they have also integrally affected developments in art, music, design, film and literature." "In this book, Charlie Gere maps the set of cultural symptoms that gave rise to digital culture - among them the information needs of industrial capitalism in the nineteenth century, and of warfare in the twentieth, as well as counter-cultural experimentation and neo-liberalism in the post-war era - and the responses that they in turn produced: the arrival of Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence, the personal computer, arpanet and the Internet, but also movements such as Feminism, Structuralism, Deconstruction, Punk and the culture that has grown up around Silicon Valley." "The result is a stimulating analysis that, by tracing digital thinking from its roots in the late eighteenth century to its avant-garde manifestations - whether in H.G. Well's World Brain, John Cage's 4'33" or Cyberpunk - reveals digital culture to be neither radically new, nor ultimately technologically driven but uniquely all-pervasive."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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Gere, Charlie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Information technology
  • Computers and civilization
  • Digital divide
  • Social movements
Label
Digital culture, Charlie Gere
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-212) and index
Contents
  • Introduction: What is Digital Culture?.
  • p. 7
  • 1.
  • Beginnings of Digital Culture.
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • Cybernetic Era.
  • p. 47
  • 3.
  • Digital Avant-garde.
  • p. 75
  • 4.
  • Digital Counter-culture.
  • p. 112
  • 5.
  • Digital Resistances.
  • p. 150
  • Conclusion: Digital Nature.
  • p. 197
  • References.
  • p. 203
  • Acknowledgements.
  • p. 213
  • Index.
  • p. 214
Control code
ocm50214516
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
222 p.
Isbn
9781861891433
Lccn
2003386687
Other control number
9781861891433
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
Digital culture, Charlie Gere
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-212) and index
Contents
  • Introduction: What is Digital Culture?.
  • p. 7
  • 1.
  • Beginnings of Digital Culture.
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • Cybernetic Era.
  • p. 47
  • 3.
  • Digital Avant-garde.
  • p. 75
  • 4.
  • Digital Counter-culture.
  • p. 112
  • 5.
  • Digital Resistances.
  • p. 150
  • Conclusion: Digital Nature.
  • p. 197
  • References.
  • p. 203
  • Acknowledgements.
  • p. 213
  • Index.
  • p. 214
Control code
ocm50214516
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
222 p.
Isbn
9781861891433
Lccn
2003386687
Other control number
9781861891433
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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