- theorizing the Im/Material Matrix
- living in the Digital Matrix.
Providing a novel perspective on on-going digital developments by using both the work of current thinkers and that of past theorists not normally associated with digital issues, it gives a fresh insight into the roots and causes of the social matrix behind the digital one of popular imagination. The authors highlight the way we should be concerned by the power of the digital to undermine physical reality, but also explore the potential the digital has for alternative, empowering social uses.
The book’s central point is to impress upon the reader that the digital does indeed matter. It includes a pessimistic interpretation of technological change, and adds a substantial historical perspective to the often excessively topical focus of much existing cyberstudies literature making it an important volume for students and researchers in this field.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||13.80(w) x 21.80(h) x 1.80(d)|
About the Author
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).