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Culture and technology

Author: Andrew Murphie; John Potts
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We are 'going virtual' in more and more areas of our lives - from shopping to education, filing systems to love affairs. How can we assess the relationship between technology and culture when culture is so imbued with technology? This clear, concise and readable text aims to offer the student a one-stop guide through this complex and slippery terrain. Introducing a wealth of theoretical perspectives in a lucid and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Murphie; John Potts
ISBN: 0333929276 9780333929278 0333929292 9780333929292
OCLC Number: 49922468
Description: vii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: 'Culture' and 'Technology' --
1. Theoretical Frameworks --
2. Art and Technology --
3. Digital Aesthetics: Cultural Effects of New Media Technologies --
4. Science Fictions --
5. Cyborgs: the Body, Information and Technology --
6. Technology, Thought and Consciousness --
7. Getting Wired: War, Commerce and the Nation-State --
8. Living with the Virtual.
Responsibility: Andrew Murphie and John Potts.
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