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Emerging Digital Spaces in Contemporary Society
 
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Emerging Digital Spaces in Contemporary Society
Properties of Technology
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
08 Dec 2010
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Revealing, engaging and mapping the contours of emerging digital terrains from a variety of perspectives, this book uncovers the ways in which 'the digital' is encroaching, reformulating and recreating social spaces, even what it means to be social in an increasingly digitally-mediated age. In order to capture the complex dimensions of this digital shift included is a comprehensive range of disciplinary perspectives: politics, sociology, science, philosophy, informatics, public policy, communications and media studies.
 
While many of the authors propose real answers to digital dilemmas, no single map and no single agenda for action emerges from this book. Rather the aim is to explore the properties of digital technologies to discern a range of pathways into our digitally-mediated future. The book examines vexing dilemmas with a critical eye as well as prompting readers to think constructively and strategically about alternative pathways and transformative possibilities for our social futures


Description

Revealing, engaging and mapping the contours of emerging digital terrains from a variety of perspectives, this book uncovers the ways in which 'the digital' is encroaching, reformulating and recreating social spaces, even what it means to be social in an increasingly digitally-mediated age. In order to capture the complex dimensions of this digital shift included is a comprehensive range of disciplinary perspectives: politics, sociology, science, philosophy, informatics, public policy, communications and media studies.
 
While many of the authors propose real answers to digital dilemmas, no single map and no single agenda for action emerges from this book. Rather the aim is to explore the properties of digital technologies to discern a range of pathways into our digitally-mediated future. The book examines vexing dilemmas with a critical eye as well as prompting readers to think constructively and strategically about alternative pathways and transformative possibilities for our social futures


Contents

Introduction - Properties of Technology
Technology, Culture and Society
Digital Communications
Defining New Media
The Texts of Digital Publishing
Democracy, and Governance: Information Politics
Digital Citizenship
Power, Knowledge and Surveillance
Owning the Work and Play of the Mind
The Digital Commons
New Science and Scientific Authorship
Gaming: Pleasure and Learning
Digital Aesthetics
Digital Labour
Knowledge Management
Digital Identities
Information Globalism


Authors

PHILLIP KALANTZIS-COPE Teaching Fellow at The New School for General Studies, and a PhD candidate in the Department of Political of the New School for Social Research in New York City, USA. He is a board member of the International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, and founding editor of the International Journal on the Image.

KARIM GHERAB-MARTÍN theoretical physicist and PhD in Philosophy of Science and Technology. He has taught at Harvard University, Universidad Autónoma in Madrid, University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, and San Pablo CEU University. He has worked as IT consultant in Spain and Latin America, and written strategic reports on digital libraries for the Government of Madrid. Some of his last publications are The New Temple of Knowledge: Towards a Universal Digital Library and Science and Culture on the Web.