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The digital condition

Author: Felix Stalder; Valentine A Pakis
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English editionView all editions and formats
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Our daily lives, our culture and our politics are now shaped by the digital condition as large numbers of people involve themselves in contentious negotiations of meaning in ever more dimensions of life, from the trivial to the profound. They are making use of the capacities of complex communication infrastructures, currently dominated by social mass media such as Twitter and Facebook, on which they have come to  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stalder, Felix.
Digital condition.
Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017037573
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Felix Stalder; Valentine A Pakis
ISBN: 9781509519590 1509519599 9781509519606 1509519602
OCLC Number: 1000150389
Description: xi, 204 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Evolution --
The Expansion of the Social Basis of Culture --
The Culturalization of the World --
The Technologization of Culture --
From the Margins to the Center of Society --
Forms --
Referentiality --
Communality --
Algorithmicity --
Politics --
Post-democracy --
Commons --
Against a Lack of Alternatives.
Other Titles: Kultur der Digitalität.
Responsibility: Felix Stalder ; translated by Valentine A. Pakis.

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