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The Simulation of Surveillance: Hypercontrol in Telematic Societies

The Simulation of Surveillance: Hypercontrol in Telematic Societies

by William Bogard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521555612

ISBN-13: 9780521555616

Pub. Date: 01/18/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This compelling book, first published in 1996, is an exploration of the imaginary of perceptual control technologies at the beginning of the twenty-first century. William Bogard constructs a 'social science fiction' of how the revolution in simulation technology reconfigures and intensifies the role of surveillance in war, work, sexuality and private life, enabling

Overview

This compelling book, first published in 1996, is an exploration of the imaginary of perceptual control technologies at the beginning of the twenty-first century. William Bogard constructs a 'social science fiction' of how the revolution in simulation technology reconfigures and intensifies the role of surveillance in war, work, sexuality and private life, enabling forms of control which hyper realise our experience of time, space, agency and society itself. His is a critique of the imaginary in which control breaks free of its prior limits, an imaginary of unmediated perception with effects everywhere in fantastic systems for the relentless conversion of objects, events and people into information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521555616
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/18/1996
Series:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. A social science fiction; 2. Surveillance, its simulation, and hypercontrol in virtual systems; 3. Social control for the 1990s; 4. Sensors, jammers, and the military simulacrum; 5. Simulation, surveillance, and cyborg work; 6. Privacy and hyper privacy; 7. Sex in telematic societies; Epilogue.

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