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Information Subject : Critical Voices in Art, Theory and Culture - Mark Poster

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Critical Voices in Art, Theory and Culture

Hardcover Published: 7th March 2001
ISBN: 9789057012327
Number Of Pages: 192

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In this collection of essays and interviews, Mark Poster examines theoretical approaches and develops his own position on our information based society. He contends that new communications media disrupt and transfigure the way identities are constituted in cultural exchanges. He looks in detail at several aspects of what might be called "internet culture", including virtuality and democracy. Poster advocates an awareness of the Internet and other new forms of communication, calling for a mobilization to ensure accessibility to all and to configure technology into vehicles of open cultural creation. For example, nothing is pure about the Internet politically, he points out, and it remains an open question as to who will transform the potentiality of new communications media into determinate cultural configurations. This book explores the rupture and potentiality between the electronic self and the face-to-face self inherent in new forms of technology and media.

Introduction to the Series
Essays
Words Without Things
Foucault, Poststructuralism, and the Mode of Information
Social Theory and the New Media
Postmodern Virtualities
Cyber Democracy: The Internet and the Public Sphere
Theorizing Virtual Reality: Baudrillard and Derrida
Community, New Media, Posthumanism: An Interview with Mark Poster
Communication and the Constitution of the Self: An Interview with Mark Poster, 14.8.1995
Commentary
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ISBN: 9789057012327
ISBN-10: 9057012324
Series: Critical Voices in Art, Theory and Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 7th March 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1

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