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From the Publisher"Reading Digital Culture reminds its readers that technology cannot be analyzed outside of the realms of power, politics, the social, and democracy. This is a breakthrough book for anyone who wants to understand and critically engage, rather than merely praise, those pedagogical, technological, and communicative forces that are shaping the twenty-first century. A must read." Henry Giroux, Pennsylvania State University.
"This is an absorbing and fascinating anthology that is sure to become a classic. It should be required reading for anyone hopeful of understanding, at a deep and profound level, the essences of contemporary digital thought from its leading thinkers. This compilation provokes fresh insights that make it a major contribution to the field." Lynn Hershman, University of California, Davis.
"Anyone teaching classes in subjects that intersect with digital culture will be grateful to Trend for this compilation. It contains many classic texts essential for those pursuing digital art production or critique of our technological world. Reading these texts will help raise awareness that creative work with digital media generates many issues and responsibilities." Victoria Vesna, University of California, Los Angeles.
"This collection of some 35 essays and excerpts, edited by David Trend, comprises significant writings on digital culture. The material is an important resource for cultural studies. Trend's selection and structuring along with his introductory notes for each section make this a valuable and unique assemblage." Times Higher Education Supplement