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Description - Bright Labyrinth by Ken Hollings

A subtle and sometimes disturbing account of how technology has impacted upon human culture.The Bright Labyrinth is a subtle and sometimes disturbing account of how technology has impacted upon human culture. Offering a theoretical map for the future development of communication design, The Bright Labyrinth draws upon architecture and film, avant-garde art and critical theory, military strategy and machine intelligence to guide the reader through the Digital Regime that has shaped a century of human creativityand thought.
Inside The Bright Labyrinth you will encounter Edison's talking dolls, the dream archi- tecture of world fairs and movie sets, Japanese comic books, early super- computers, sex researchers, zombies, assassins, monsters and ghosts.
Ken Hollings reveals how our relationship with media and machines is far more dynamic, unstable and stimulating than we have previously allowed ourselves to believe. The Digital Regime throws long shadows over our past; and it is only by looking deeply into these shadows that we can begin to understand the rapid changes taking place allaround us.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781907222184
ISBN-10: 1907222189
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 148mm x mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Strange Attractor Press
Publisher: Strange Attractor Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ken Hollings

Ken Hollings is a writer, broadcaster, and cultural theorist based in London. He has given readings, lectures and presentations of his work at the Royal Institution, the Berlin Akademie der Kunste, the Venice Biennale, Tate Britain and the Royal College of Art, where he currently teaches. His previous two books, Welcome to Mars and The Bright Labyrinth are published by Strange Attractor Press.

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