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Digital Culture By Charlie Gere

Digital Culture by Charlie Gere

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Taking account of developments such as Facebook and the iPhone, this title charts the history of digital culture, as marked by responses to digital technology in art, music, design, film, literature and other areas. It is suitable for those concerned about the ever-changing future of our Digital Age.

Digital Culture Summary

Digital Culture by Charlie Gere

From our bank accounts to supermarket checkouts to the movies we watch, strings of ones and zeroes suffuse our world. Digital technology has defined modern society in numerous ways, and the vibrant digital culture that has now resulted is the subject of Charlie Gere's engaging volume. In this revised and expanded second edition, taking account of new developments such as Facebook and the iPhone, Charlie Gere charts in detail the history of digital culture, as marked by responses to digital technology in art, music, design, film, literature and other areas. After tracing the historical development of digital culture, Gere argues that it is actually neither radically new nor technologically driven: digital culture has its roots in the eighteenth century and the digital mediascape we swim in today was originally inspired by informational needs arising from industrial capitalism, contemporary warfare and counter-cultural experimentation, among other social changes. A timely and cutting-edge investigation of our contemporary social infrastructures, "Digital Culture" is essential reading for all those concerned about the ever-changing future of our Digital Age.

Digital Culture Reviews

Praise for the First Edition: 'There are lots of illustrations of early technological advances, which always look endearingly quaint. But the outstanding characteristic, in a field where pretentious obfuscation often seems obligatory, is that Gere can not only string a sentence together, but also uses those sentences to produce cogent and interesting arguments. He concludes that our digital culture has been built from elements including: Cold War defence technologies; avant-garde art practice; counter-cultural techno-utopianism; Post-Modernist critical theory; new wave subcultural style ... Architect's Journal This is an excellent book. It gives an almost complete overview of the main trends and views of what is generally called digital culture through the whole post-war period as well as a thorough exposition of the history of the computer and its predecessors and the origins of the modern division of labour. Journal of Visual Culture

About Charlie Gere

Charlie Gere is Reader in New Media Research and the director of the Institute for Cultural Research at Lancaster University.

Additional information

GOR003446418
9781861893888
1861893884
Digital Culture by Charlie Gere
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Reaktion Books
2008-09-01
240
N/A
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