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Future active : media activism and the Internet

Author: Graham Meikle
Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. : Pluto Press ; New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Media.culture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the Internet exploded as a new media, we heard widely about its potential for social change. We were led to believe it would revitalise democracy and empower the individual. This volume explores some of these claims, looking at the use of the Internet as a tool to effect social, political and cultural change.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Meikle
ISBN: 1864031484 9781864031485 0415943221 9780415943222
OCLC Number: 50165391
Description: x, 225 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Backing Into The Future --
Ch. 2. Remote Control --
Ch. 3. alt.media --
Ch. 4. Open Publishing, Open Technologies --
Ch. 5. Turning Signs Into Question Marks --
Ch. 6. Hack Attacks and Electronic Civil Disobedience.
Series Title: Media.culture series.
Responsibility: Graham Meikle.

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When the Internet first took off, we heard a lot about its potential for social change. We heard it would revitalize democracy. We heard it would empower us. We heard we would all be publishers,  Read more...

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