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The new media invasion : digital technologies and the world they unmake

Author: John David Ebert
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Inc., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study explores how Internet entities like Amazon, YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia, and Google, and gadgets such as digital cameras, cell phones, video games, robots, drones, and all things MacIntosh have affected everything from the book industry and copyright law to how we conduct social relationships and consider knowledge"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John David Ebert
ISBN: 9780786465606 0786465603
OCLC Number: 732960126
Description: xi, 219 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Amazon.com, the Kindle, and the collapse of the book industry --
YouTube and the twilight of copyright --
On Facebook we're all being flattened together --
Wikipedia, or, The catastrophe of knowledge --
WikiLeaks and the death of culture --
On the metaphysics of Google Earth --
The mythology and metaphysics of the Macintosh --
Digital photography and the end of the visionary image --
How cell phones disrupt the flows --
The killing eye : video games, surrogate violence, and the dismantling of social machines --
Robots, drones, and the disappearance of the human being --
A few words on the Ovei Pod and the end of history.
Responsibility: John David Ebert.

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"This study explores how Internet entities like Amazon, YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia, and Google, and gadgets such as digital cameras, cell phones, video games, robots, drones, and all things MacIntosh have affected everything from the book industry and copyright law to how we conduct social relationships and consider knowledge"--Provided by publisher.

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