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Friending the past : the sense of history in the digital age

Author: Alan Liu
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Can today’s society, increasingly captivated by a constant flow of information, share a sense of history? How did our media-making forebears balance the tension between the present and the absent, the individual and the collective, the static and the dynamic—and how do our current digital networks disrupt these same balances? Can our social media, with its fleeting nature, even be considered social at all?
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Liu
ISBN: 9780226451817 022645181X 9780226451954 022645195X
OCLC Number: 1028916897
Description: xiii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Friending the past --
Imagining the new media encounter --
When was linearity? --
Remembering networks --
Like a sense of history.
Responsibility: Alan Liu.

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Liu takes our concern with the fleeting and virtual nature of our relationships today and gives it a historical angle, drawing examples from past societies and their media forms and revealing new  Read more...

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