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Analyzing the complex interaction between aspects of new digital technologies, this book draws upon a mix of theoretical approaches to give fresh insight into the roots of the social matrix behind the digital 'Matrix' of popular imagination.
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Digital Matters

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Overview

Analyzing the complex interaction between aspects of new digital technologies, this book draws upon a mix of theoretical approaches to give fresh insight into the roots of the social matrix behind the digital 'Matrix' of popular imagination.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203086483
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/9/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 399 KB

Meet the Author

Jan Ll. Harris is a researcher at the University of Salford’s Institute of Social and Cultural Research. His work concerns the intersection of continental philosophy and the philosophy of technology, and the cultural impact of digital technology.

Paul A. Taylor is a senior lecturer in Communications Theory at the Institute of Communication Studies, Unviersity of Leeds. His research interests focus upon digital culture and critical theories of the mass media. He is the author of Hackers: Crime in the Digital Sublime (Routledge, 1999) and co-author of Hactivists: Rebels with a Cause? (Routledge, 2004).

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Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Theorizing the Im/Material Matrix: Technics Triumphant 1. Jacques Ellul's La Technique 2. Martin Heidegger and Enframement 3. Friedrich Kittler: Network 2000? 4. The Commodified Media Matrix Part 2: Living in the Digital Matrix - The Cultural Perspective 5. Urban Matrix Matters 6. Social Matters in the Matrix 7. Cyberspatial Matrix Matters 8. Rewiring the Matrix

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