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Description - Structures of Participation in Digital Culture by Joe Karaganis

Digital technologies are engines of cultural innovation, from the virtualization of group networks and social identities to the digital convergence of textural and audio-visual media. User-centered content production, from Wikipedia and YouTube to Open Source, has become the emblem of this transformation, but the changes run deeper and wider than these novel organizational forms. Digital culture is also about the transformation of what it means to be a creator within a vast and growing reservoir of media, data, computational power, and communicative possibilities. We have few tools and models for understanding the power of databases, network representations, filtering techniques, digital rights management, and other new architectures of agency and control. We have even fewer accounts of how these new capacities have transformed our shared cultures and our understanding of and capacities to act within them. This volume addresses these issues and supplies the demand for a comprehensive critical framework that places these developments in context.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780979077227
ISBN-10: 0979077222
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 146mm x 20mm)
Pages: 284
Imprint: Social Science Research Council
Publisher: Social Science Research Council
Publish Date: 8-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joe Karaganis

Joe Karaganis is a program director at the Social Science Research Council in New York. His work focuses on changes in the organization of cultural production in the digital context and on the intersection between information policy and social practice. He directs two programs at the SSRC: Necessary Knowledge for a Democratic Public Sphere and Culture, Creativity, and Information Technology.