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Digital aesthetics

Author: Sean Cubitt
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 1998.
Series: Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work traces the globalisation of the digital medium, and enquires into its effects on subjectivity and sociality. The author argues for a democracy beyond the free market and the global corporation.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cubitt, Sean, 1953-
Digital aesthetics.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 1998
(OCoLC)607040719
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Cubitt
ISBN: 0761958991 9780761958994 0761959009 9780761959007
OCLC Number: 40335449
Description: xiii, 172 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface: The Universal Touring Machine --
1. Reading the Interface. Cybercafe. Hypertext and the Colonial Dialectic. A Good Read. The Library. Browsing and Netsurfing: Playful Reading. After Privacy: The Politics of Intimacy. Writing Materials --
2. Virtual Realism: Machine Perception and the Global Image. Travelling Light. Critique of Cyborg Vision. The Anarchy and Society of Perceptions. Visual Rhetoric: The Socialisation of Perception. Remote Sensing: Global Images. Deconstructing the Map. The Ethics of Utopia --
3. Spatial Effects. The Trouble with Hubble. Zeno's Paradox: Interminable Identities. From Orient to Outer Space: Cosmic Commodities. Perspective as Special Effect. From Outer Space to Cyberspace. Hacker Transvestism and the Tourist Mouse --
4. Pygmalion: Silence, Sound and Space. Silence. Pure Hearing. Recording: The Mobilisation of Sound. Transmission: Silent Listening, Silent Reading. The Incoherence of the Soundtrack. Dispersed Spaces: Art Geography --
5. Turbulence: Network Morphology and the Corporate Cyborg. Network Subjectivity and the Secret Honour of the Posts. A Brief History of Flow. The Human Biochip. Junk DNA: Morphologies of Multimedia. Anonymous History: Globalisation and Diaspora. Conclusion.
Series Title: Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Sean Cubitt.
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This book investigates the aesthetic nature and purposes of computer culture in the contemporary world. It casts a cool eye on the claims of cybertopians, tracing the globalization of the new medium  Read more...

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