Reading Digital Culture

Reading Digital Culture

Reading Digital Culture is a comprehensive collection of the most influential essays on digital media written in recent years.

Author: David Trend

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631223029

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Computer technology has transformed many fundamental parts of life: how we work and play, how we communicate and consume, how we create knowledge and learn, even how we understand politics and participate in public life. Reading Digital Culture is a comprehensive collection of the most influential essays on digital media written in recent years.
Categories: Social Science

AC E Digital Culture Annual Report

AC E Digital Culture Annual Report

Digital Trends in Culture. Focus: Readers in the Digital Age Javier Celaya, Jovanka Adzic, Luis Miguel Cencerrado, Pablo Gervás, José Manuel Menéndez, Elena Neira, Emma Rodero, Nuria Rodríguez, Mario Tascón, Elisa Yuste.

Author: Javier Celaya

Publisher: Acción Cultural Española, AC/E

ISBN: 9788415272939

Category: Art

Page: 190

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The AC/E Digital Culture Annual Report is a publication which looks at the impact of the internet on our society. Its aim is to delve into the transformation happening within the arts and culture sector and to help entities and professionals create experiences that are in line with the expectations of 21st century consumers. The first part of the 2018 edition brings together texts from professionals in the arts and culture sector as well as from experts in the digital field, in order to get up to speed on important issues regarding main trends. Every year the second part of the edition (Focus) looks at the changes happening among readers and reading material. The aim is to outline a map of digital reading material. Mario Tascón takes a close look at our most connected cities that have been created by the latest interconnected devices and the Internet of Things. He then analyses the role that cultural spaces are destined to perform within these cities. Next, JosО Manuel MenОndez and David Jimeno Bermejo describe the latest challenges faced by immersive technologies and its growing role within the ecosystem of digital content. The Experimental UNIT of the University of Valencia reviews its experience with the use of digital design and analyses how the latest possibilities of mobile devices can offer resources for the construction of the museography debate. Jovanka Adzic discusses a burning issue. In her analysis on the evolution of social networks and their continuously expanding influence on our way of life, she also takes a look at the problem of fake news on the internet. Jovanka goes on to refl ect on the competitive advantage of FANG obtained through large volumes of social data, within an economy driven by Big Data. Elena Neira takes a look at the impact of consumption of on-screen culture and the business models that are based on subscriptions— the so-called “Netfl ix model”. And Emma Rodero – in line with this year’s central theme of Focus – examines the theme of orality and analyses the growing influence of sound and voice in the digital era. Pablo GervЗs builds on the concept of computational creativity and its impact on literary creation. We have a total of seven articles by renowned experts to help us learn and reflect on the changes affecting our society as a whole and to give us a glimpse of new opportunities for the sector of arts and culture. Every year the second part of the edition (Focus) reflects and explains – through the use of best-practice examples both nationally and internationally – the biggest changes happening among readers and reading material in the digital era. The main objective of this section is to present a unified view on the matter. Authors Luis Miguel Cencerrado, Elisa Yuste and Javier Celaya outlines a map to help us navigate with ease through all types of texts; highlighting the role of the reader in the current context of hybrid literature (paper, digital, audio, visual, transmedia, etc.) which is favoured by the digital era we live in. The annual review is published in both Spanish and English, in PDF and EPUB format and can be downloaded for free under the licence of Creative Commons. The publication can be downloaded on the AcciЧn Cultural EspaЦola website in the section digital publications. A copy can also be obtained from major distributors of national and international digital books.
Categories: Art

Gender and Relatability in Digital Culture

Gender and Relatability in Digital Culture

Accordingly, in terms of thinking through the everyday significance of participating in digital culture, I make the case that reading in and of itself should be taken seriously as a relational practice through which readers connect to ...

Author: Akane Kanai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319915159

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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This book explores the practices and the politics of relatable femininity in intimate digital social spaces. Examining a GIF-based digital culture on Tumblr, the author considers how young women produce relatability through humorous, generalisable representations of embarrassment, frustration, and resilience in everyday situations. Relatability is examined as an affective relation that offers the feeling of sameness and female friendship amongst young women. However, this relation is based on young women’s ability to competently negotiate the ‘feeling rules’ that govern youthful femininity. Such classed and racialised feeling rules require young women to perfect the performance of normalcy: they must mix self-deprecation with positivity; they must be relatably flawed but not actual ‘failures’. Situated in debates about postfeminism, self-representation and digital identity, this book connects understandings of digital visual culture to gender, race, and class, and neoliberal imperatives to perform the ‘right feelings’. Gender and Relatability in Digital Culture will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including gender studies, cultural studies, sociology, and media studies.
Categories: Social Science

Cosmos Values and Consciousness in Latin American Digital Culture

Cosmos  Values  and Consciousness in Latin American Digital Culture

Digital cultural productions have effectively transformed the way we read, interact, assimilate, and evaluate. ... post-literate culture; rather, we are creating and thereby also reading with images, reading by looking and manipulating.

Author: Angelica J. Huizar

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030453985

Category: Social Science

Page: 145

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This book understands digital cultural production of electronic literatures and digital art by looking at electronic and digital works that produce subjective positionality, clouded knowledges of quantum theories, and metaphysical patterns grounded in a cultural ideology. This book underlines a conceptual framework for understanding how digital media impacts reading, approaching, and even interpreting social reality. The qualitative analyses interpret the current zeitgeist, and the works selected speak of the diverse, sometimes regionalized, and often multi-ethnic reality of the Latin American experience. The analyses elaborate on how artists reflect both the world they live in and a universal consciousness. These artists are not simply “digitalizing literature,” and these works are more than techy creations; rather, they make us think of other directions and connections.
Categories: Social Science

Digital Culture

Digital Culture

(eds) The Information Society Reader. London: Routledge. ... Kemper, Victor (2005) interviewed for 'Here We Go Again': The Digital Cinema Revolution Begins. Web documentary included on the Star Wars Episode ... Reading Digital Culture.

Author: Glen Creeber

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335237548

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Everything you need to know about new media in one accessible, easy to navigate volume! From Facebook to the iPhone, from YouTube to Wikipedia, from Grand Theft Auto to Second Life - this book explores new media’s most important issues and debates in an accessible and engaging text for newcomers to the field. With technological change continuing to unfold at an incredible rate, Digital Cultures rounds-up major events in the media’s recent past to help develop a clear understanding of the theoretical and practical debates that surround this emerging discipline. It addresses issues such as: What is new media? How is new media changing our lives? Is new media having a positive or negative effect on culture and human communication? Each chapter contains case studies which provide an interesting and lively balance between the well-trodden and the newly emerging themes in the field. Topics covered include digital television, digital cinema, gaming, digital democracy, mobile phones, the World Wide Web, digital news, online social networking, music and multimedia, virtual communities and the digital divide. Digital Cultures is an essential introductory guide for all media and communication studies students, as well as those with a general interest in new media and its impact on the world around us.
Categories: Social Science

Examining Paratextual Theory and its Applications in Digital Culture

Examining Paratextual Theory and its Applications in Digital Culture

Reading digital literature: A subject between media and methods. In R. Simanowski, P. Gendolla, ... Two cultures. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press. Soler, V. (2007). Writing titles in science: An exploratory study.

Author: Desrochers, Nadine

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466660038

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 419

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The paratext framework is now used in a variety of fields to assess, measure, analyze, and comprehend the elements that provide thresholds, allowing scholars to better understand digital objects. Researchers from many disciplines revisit paratextual theories in order to grasp what surrounds text in the digital age. Examining Paratextual Theory and its Applications in Digital Culture suggests a theoretical and practical tool for building bridges between disciplines interested in conducting joint research and exploration of digital culture. Helping scholars from different fields find an interdisciplinary framework and common language to study digital objects, this book serves as a useful reference for academics, librarians, professionals, researchers, and students, offering a collaborative outlook and perspective.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Bible Social Media and Digital Culture

The Bible  Social Media and Digital Culture

In the most in-depth of these to date, Jeffrey Siker (2017) explores the history of computing and the Bible, the context of Bible engagement in the contemporary USA and some of the issues around Bible reading in digital culture.

Author: Peter M. Phillips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429671517

Category: Religion

Page: 130

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This book centres on the use of the Bible within contemporary digital social media culture and gives an overview of its use online with examples from brand-new research from the CODEC Research Centre at Durham University, UK. It examines the shift from a propositional to a therapeutic approach to faith from a sociological standpoint. The book covers two research projects in particular: the Twitter Gospels and Online Moralistic Therapeutic Deism. It explores the data as they relate to Abby Day’s concept of performative belief, picking up on Mia Lövheim’s challenge to see how this concept works out in digital culture and social media. It also compares the data to various construals of contemporary approaches to faith performative faith, including Christian Smith and Melissa Lundquist Denton’s concept of moralistic therapeutic deism. Other research is also compared to the findings of these projects, including a micro-project on Celebrities and the Bible, to give a wider perspective on these issues in both the UK and the USA. As a sociological exploration of Digital Millennial culture and its relationship to sacred texts, this will be of keen interest to scholars of Biblical studies, religion and digital media, and contemporary lived religion.
Categories: Religion

Electronic Literature in Latin America

Electronic Literature in Latin America

TOWARDS A CRITICAL LATIN AMERICAN DIGITAL CULTURAL STUDIES With this in mind, and the taking on board the need to examine ... This is the case, for instance, with the third edition of Simon During's The Cultural Studies Reader (2007), ...

Author: Claire Taylor

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030309886

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This book explores one of the most exciting new developments in the literary field to emerge over recent decades: the growing body of work known as ‘electronic literature’, comprising literary works that take advantage of the capabilities of digital technologies in their enactment. Focussing on six leading authors within Latin(o) America whose works have proved pioneering in the development of these new literary forms, the book proposes a three-fold approach of aesthetics, technologics, and ethics, as a framework for analyzing digital literature.
Categories: Social Science

The Computer Culture Reader

The Computer Culture Reader

1989. The sublime object of ideology. New York: Verso. ———. 1997. The plague of fantasies. New York: Verso. ———. 2001. From virtual reality to the virtualization of reality. In Reading digital culture. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.

Author: Joseph R. Chaney

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443806664

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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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 field 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.
Categories: Social Science

Debates for the Digital Age The Good the Bad and the Ugly of our Online World 2 volumes

Debates for the Digital Age  The Good  the Bad  and the Ugly of our Online World  2 volumes

Allucquere R. Stone, “Will the Real Body Please Stand Up? Boundary Stories About Virtual Cultures,” in Reading Digital Culture, edited by David Trend (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2001). 26. Ibid., 196. 27.

Author: Danielle Sarver Coombs

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440801242

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 671

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By evaluating the Internet's impact on key cultural issues of the day, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the seismic technological and cultural shifts the Internet has created in contemporary society. • Includes essays on overarching themes and issues that are essential to understanding Internet culture, including privacy, celebrity, superficiality, and the personal toll online living can have on users • Addresses current Internet material as well as classic memes, sites, and products • Engages readers through a deliberately provocative point of view • Provides a comprehensive examination of the realities surrounding Internet culture, which can be extremely positive or very ugly • Differentiates itself from other examinations of Internet culture through emphasis on continuing themes rather than time-specific content • Takes a distinctly international approach to the topic of today's digital, interconnected world
Categories: Technology & Engineering