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Digimodernism : how new technologies dismantle the postmodern and reconfigure our culture

Author: Alan Kirby
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2009.
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Almost without anybody noticing, a new cultural paradigm has come center stage, displacing an exhausted and increasingly marginalised postmodernism. Dr. Alan Kirby calls this cultural paradigm digimodernism, a name comprising both its central technical mode and its privileging of the fingers and thumbs in its use. The increasing irrelevancy of postmodernism requires a new theory to underpin our current digital  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Kirby
ISBN: 9780826429513 0826429513 9781441175281 1441175288
OCLC Number: 298188280
Description: vi, 282 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The arguable death of postmodernism --
Children's postmodernism : Pixar, Aardman, Dreamworks --
Killing postmodernism : Dogme 95, New puritans, Stuckists --
Burying postmodernism : post-theory --
Succeeding postmodernism : performatism, hypermodernity, and so on --
Cock and bull --
The digimodernist text --
Reader response --
The antilexicon of early digimodernism --
A prehistory of digimodernism --
Industrial pornography --
Ceefax --
Whose line is it anyway? --
House --
B.S. Johnson's The unfortunates --
Pantomime --
Digimodernism and Web 2.0 --
Chat rooms (identity) --
Message boards (authorship) --
Blogs (onwardness) --
Wikipedia (competence) --
YouTube (haphazardness) --
Facebook (electronic) --
Digimodernist aesthetics --
From popular culture to children's entertainment --
The rise of the apparently real --
From irony to earnestness --
The birth of the endless narrative --
Digimodernist culture --
Videogames --
Film --
Television --
Radio --
Music --
Literature --
Toward a digimodernist society? --
The invention of autism --
The return of the poisonous grand narrative --
The death of competence --
Endless.
Responsibility: Alan Kirby.

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