Critical Digital Studies: A Reader, Second Edition

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University of Toronto Press, Nov 5, 2013 - Social Science - 610 pages
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Since its initial publication, Critical Digital Studies has proven an indispensable guide to understanding digitally mediated culture. Bringing together the leading scholars in this growing field, internationally renowned scholars Arthur and Marilouise Kroker present an innovative and interdisciplinary survey of the relationship between humanity and technology. The reader offers a study of our digital future, a means of understanding the world with new analytic tools and means of communication that are defining the twenty-first century.

The second edition includes new essays on the impact of social networking technologies and new media. A new section – “New Digital Media” – presents important, new articles on topics including hacktivism in the age of digital power and the relationship between gaming and capitalism. The extraordinary range and depth of the first edition has been maintained in this new edition. Critical Digital Studies will continue to provide the leading edge to readers wanting to understand the complex intersection of digital culture and human knowledge.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
CODE BREAKERS
14
Traumas of Code
39
Science Studies Feminist Theory Cultural Studies
59
Opening the Sources of Technologies
70
Lust and Longing in Cyberspace
85
Digital Biopower Hacker Resistance
101
Beyond the Microbe
120
Virilios Apocalypticism
331
GENDER AND SEXUALITY
348
A Transversal Technology Study
373
RELIGION AND SOCIETY
393
The Left Behind Novels and Flight
408
PERCEPTION
433
The Critical Art Ensemble on Trial
447
Distraction and Digital Culture
465

Virtual Games and Global Capitalism
162
Archaeologies of Media Art
179
Precision + Guided + Seeing
193
Understanding Metamedia
212
Black Box Black Bloc
218
Biophilosophy for the 21st Century
227
Skin of Wind Skin of Streams Skin of Shadows
238
INFORMATION AND POWER
257
The City of Disorder
283
Information Feeds to the
293
Captivity Media and a Critique of Biopolitics
312
PERFORMANCE
485
Intelligence Awareness and Agency
519
Stelarcs Prosthetic Head
532
Slipstreaming the Cyborg
542
Black Secret Technology The Whitey on the Moon Dub
556
Time and the Cinematic Image
566
The Turntable
574
Bibliography
587
Contributors
601
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About the author (2013)

Arthur Kroker is the director of the Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, and Canada Research Chair in Technology, Culture, and Theory at the University of Victoria.

Marilouise Kroker is a senior research scholar in the Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture at the University of Victoria.

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