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Digital Keywords : A Vocabulary of Information Society and Culture.

By: Peters, Benjamin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Princeton Studies in Culture and Technology Ser: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource (352 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400880553.Subject(s): Computers and civilizationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Digital Keywords : A Vocabulary of Information Society and CultureDDC classification: 303.48/34 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 Activism -- 2 Algorithm -- 3 Analog -- 4 Archive -- 5 Cloud -- 6 Community -- 7 Culture -- 8 Democracy -- 9 Digital -- 10 Event -- 11 Flow -- 12 Forum -- 13 Gaming -- 14 Geek -- 15 Hacker -- 16 Information -- 17 Internet -- 18 Meme -- 19 Memory -- 20 Mirror -- 21 Participation -- 22 Personalization -- 23 Prototype -- 24 Sharing -- 25 Surrogate -- Appendix: Over Two Hundred Digital Keywords -- About the Contributors -- Index.
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 Activism -- 2 Algorithm -- 3 Analog -- 4 Archive -- 5 Cloud -- 6 Community -- 7 Culture -- 8 Democracy -- 9 Digital -- 10 Event -- 11 Flow -- 12 Forum -- 13 Gaming -- 14 Geek -- 15 Hacker -- 16 Information -- 17 Internet -- 18 Meme -- 19 Memory -- 20 Mirror -- 21 Participation -- 22 Personalization -- 23 Prototype -- 24 Sharing -- 25 Surrogate -- Appendix: Over Two Hundred Digital Keywords -- About the Contributors -- Index.

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CHOICE Review

This book follows in the footsteps of Raymond Williams' 1976 classic Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society (CH, Jun'76), but it casts a smaller net by investigating a cultural lexicon of the current information age. It is a list of 25 keywords, pared down from over 200 contenders. Words were chosen not only for being common buzzwords in the here and now, but also for being words that have transformed as they evolved over time into their current, technologically weighted, meanings. As with any such book, it is a snapshot in time; some points made are still prescient, while others are outdated (for instance, the overcommercialized term geek is now being replaced by nerd in tech circles). But, by examining the up-to-now, rather than just the now, the book prevents itself from becoming dated too rapidly. As with many collections, some essays hit the mark well, and others are wanting. Nonetheless, this a good springboard to spark a discussion about the cultural and social significance of a select set of words in the context of a computer-mediated society and culture. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers. --Peter Lawrence Kantor, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

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Benjamin Peters is assistant professor of communication at the University of Tulsa and affiliated faculty at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.

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