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Digital Culture free pdf During the last 20 years digital technology has begun to touch upon almost every aspect of our lives. Most forms of mass media, television, recorded music and film are produced and even distributed digitally. These media are beginning to converge with digital forms, such as the Internet, the World Wide Web, and video games, to produce a seamless digital mediascape. At work we are now surrounded by technology, whether in offices or in supermarkets and factories, where almost every aspect of planning, design, marketing, production and distribution is monitored or controlled digitally. In "Digital Culture", Charlie Gere articulates the degree to which our everyday lives are becoming dominated by digital technology, whether in terms of leisure, work or bureaucracy. This dominance of digital technology is reflected in other areas, including the worlds of finance, technology, scientific research, media and telecommunications. Out of this situation a particular set of cultural responses has emerged, for example, in art, music, design, film, literature and elsewhere. This book offers a new perspective on digital culture, by examining its development and showing that, despite appearances, it is neither radically new, nor ultimately technologically driven. The author trace its roots to the late 18th century, and shows how it sprang from a number of impulses, including the informational needs of industrial capitalism and contemporary warfare, avant-garde artistic practice, counter-cultural experimentation, radical philosophy and sub-cultural style. It is these conditions that produced both digital technology and digital culture and that determined how they have developed.

About Charlie Gere

Charlie Gere lectures in the Department of History of Art, Film and Visual Media at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is co-editing with Robin Boast an anthology entitled "Allegories of the Information Age" (forthcoming).

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Author : Charlie Gere
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Data Published : 29 November 2002
ISBN : 1861891431
EAN : 9781861891433
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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