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Description - 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781861893888
ISBN-10: 1861893884
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Charlie Gere

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

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