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Cyberidentities : Canadian and European Presence in Cyberspace

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ISBN: 9780776627106 Language: English
Publisher: Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa | University of Ottawa Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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This innovative study explores diverse aspects of Canadian and European identity on the information highway and reaches beyond technical issues to confront and explore communication, culture and the culture of communication.

Die virtuelle Dimension

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ISBN: 9783205993483 Year: Pages: 242 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_574819 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3240
Subject: Architecture
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Large parts of our culture are characterised by a blurring of corporeal and virtual realities. Computer industry has opened up all sorts of hybrid spaces and has itself, in turn, become a space for uncountable fantasies and expectations. Which are the principles of cultural order depicted by this desire commonly termed cyberspace? In offering novel narratives of modern architecture the author explains how the digital age couples notions of knowledge, life and future with long-known dimensions of architectonic space. Amongst the issues being discussed the reader will find Boullee's visionary designs, classical modern architecture, museums, shopping malls, science fiction, advertising, CAD, biotechnology and the construction of a utopian cyberspace at the turn of the millennium.

Data Politics

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in International Political Sociology ISBN: 9781138053250 9781138053267 9781315167305 Year: Pages: 304 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science --- Philosophy
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Data has become a social and political issue because of its capacity to reconfigure relationships between states, subjects, and citizens. This book explores how data has acquired such an important capacity and examines how critical interventions in its uses in both theory and practice are possible. Data and politics are now inseparable: data is not only shaping our social relations, preferences and life chances but our very democracies. Expert international contributors consider political questions about data and the ways it provokes subjects to govern themselves by making rights claims. Concerned with the things (infrastructures of servers, devices, and cables) and language (code, programming, and algorithms) that make up cyberspace, this book demonstrates that without understanding these conditions of possibility it is impossible to intervene in or to shape data politics. Aimed at academics and postgraduate students interested in political aspects of data, this volume will also be of interest to experts in the fields of internet studies, international studies, Big Data, digital social sciences and humanities.

agency@?

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ISBN: 9783205773276 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_477711 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3627
Subject: Social Sciences
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Considering the abundant promises and euphoric expectations (as well as apocalyptic visions of technology) that still dominate discourses on media and technology my analysis focuses on their cultural and social condition, the specific moment of their emergence, their continuous persistence, their socio-symbolic function, and their implications for social contexts of thought and perception and for hegemonic relations. The techno-deterministic notion of a ‚paradigm change', the proclamation of a ‚radically new' definition of the subject and the idea of a technically conditioned abolition of traditional dichotomies is in fact contrasted by a striking adherence to conventional and dichotome models of thought and of representation, and to the idea of an autonomous and technologically perfectionable subject. My analysis will on the one hand focus on the function of exaggerated visions of technological development (predicating a dissolution of space, time, matter and identity) and the function of ideas of ‚alternative', ‚virtual' ‚spaces' for establishing specific notions of ‚society' - indicating a specific relation of phantasm and symptom as I will show. On the other hand I will develop the definition of a political subject - not conceived as a sovereign actor, nor as an arbitrary variety, but rather as constituted on the basis of a structural impossibility inherent in language and which alone can be, due to this very impossibility or antagonism a subject of the political. In the course of this argument the notion of sexual difference will be critically revised. Furthermore I will develop a definition of agency adequate to provide the grounds and the argumentative tools for the contestability of cultural and social constructs. My emphasis will be on the interdependencies of these questions and I will base my arguments on a notion of Cyberspace that defines it as a socio-symbolic construct comprising both technical implementations as well as the respective discourses and which continuously has to be negotiated. My approach combines structural psychoanalytical theory, hegemony studies, art theory, film theory, media studies, gender studies and cultural studies. As a transdisciplinary critical theory of representation and considering its statement of problems, as well as its focus, it differs from predominant approaches to current developments of technology to create perspectives on current technological dispositives and media constellations beyond prevalent techno-euphoric or pessimistic views.

Internetgeographien

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ISBN: 9783515085069 9783515085069 9783515120326 Year: DOI: 10.25162/9783515120326 Language: German
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104808
Subject: Geography
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Dieser Band führt zwei interdisziplinäre Forschungsfelder zusammen: Die Untersuchung der gesellschaftlichen Bedeutung des Internets und die theoretische Diskussion zum Verhältnis von Raum und Gesellschaft. Die räumlichen und gesellschaftlichen Dimensionen des Internets werden anhand physisch-materieller, struktureller, perzeptiver und kommunikativer Aspekte analysiert. Sichtbar wird dabei nicht zuletzt, welche Impulse die Raumdebatte am Forschungsobjekt Internet gewinnen kann. Der erste Teil des Bandes behandelt die Problematik der Verortung des Internets. Der zweite Teil identifiziert auf zweierlei Weise einen strukturgenerierenden Geocode des Internets. Der eingehenden Bestimmung und Untersuchung verschiedenartiger Räume des Internets widmet sich der dritte Teil des Bandes.

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