The Computer Culture Reader

The Computer Culture Reader

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The Computer Culture Reader brings together a multi-disciplinary group of scholars to probe the underlying structures and overarching implications of the ways in which people and computers collaborate in the production of meaning. The contributors navigate the heady and sometimes terrifying atmosphere surrounding the digital revolution in an attempt to take its measure through examinations of community and modes of communication, representation, information-production, learning, work, and play. The authors address questions of art, reality, literacy, history, heroism, commerce, crime, and death, as well as specific technologies ranging from corporate web portals and computer games to social networking applications and virtual museums. In all, the essayists work around and through the notion that the desire to communicate is at the heart of the digital age, and that the opportunity for private and public expression has taken a commanding hold on the modern imagination. The contributors argue, ultimately, that the reference inĀeld for the technological and cultural changes at the root of the digital revolution extends well beyond any specific locality, nationality, discourse, or discipline. Consequently, this volume advocates for an adaptable perspective that delivers new insights about the robust and fragile relationships between computers and people.Through the collective wisdom of friends, family, and (sometimes) strangers, making sense of a photo album becomes more of ... Rather than starting from scratch as they scour the Web for new things, del.icio.us users can rely on the collectiveanbsp;...


Title:The Computer Culture Reader
Author: Joseph R. Chaney, Judd Ethan Ruggill, Ken S. McAllister
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2009-03-26
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