Making Digital Cultures: Access, Interactivity, and by Martin Hand

By Martin Hand

many of us within the West or international North now reside in a tradition of 24/7 fast messaging, iPods and MP3s, streamed content material, blogs, ubiquitous electronic photographs and fb. yet also they are surrounded by way of much more paper, books, mobilephone calls and fabric gadgets of 1 variety or one other. The juxtaposition and proliferation of older and more recent applied sciences is extraordinary. Making electronic Cultures brings jointly contemporary theorizing of the 'digital age' with empirical experiences of the way associations include those applied sciences relating to older confirmed technological gadgets, strategies and practices. It asks how kinfolk among 'analogue' and 'digital' are conceptualized and configured either in thought and contained in the public library, the enterprise association and the archive. With its direct engagement with new media idea, technology and know-how stories, and cultural sociology, this quantity can be of curiosity to students and scholars within the parts of media and verbal exchange and technology and know-how studies.

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