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Main Title Networked publics /
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Varnelis, Kazys.
Publisher MIT Press,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 191865934
ISBN 9780262220859; 0262220857; 9780262517928; 0262517922
Subjects Internet--Social aspects--United States. ; Internet--Political aspects--United States. ; Online social networks--United States. ; Convergence (Telecommunication) ; Onlinecommunity.--(DE-588)4639271-3 ; Politische Beteiligung.--(DE-588)4076215-4 ; USA.--(DE-588)4078704-7 ; Onlinegemeinde. ; Internet--Sociala aspekter--Fèorenta Staterna. ; Internet--politiska aspekter--Fèorenta Staterna. ; Sociala nätverk--Fèorenta Staterna.
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EJAM  HM851.N4765 2008 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 11/02/2009
Collation x, 176 pages ; 24 cm
Product of a fellowship program at the Annenberg Center for Communication at the University of Southern California, 2005-2006. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Place : the networking of public space / Kazys Varnelis and Anne Friedberg -- Culture : media convergence and networked participation / Adrienne Russell [and others] -- Politics : deliberation, mobilization, and networked practices of agitation / Merlyna Lim and Mark E. Kann -- Infrastructure : network neutrality and networked futures / Franðcois Bar [and others]. "Digital media and network technologies are now partof everyday life. The Internet has become the backbone of communication, commerce, and media; the ubiquitous mobile phone connects us with others as it removes us from any stable sense of location. Networked Publics examines the ways that the social and cultural shifts created by these technologies have transformed our relationships to (and definitions of) place, culture, politics, and infrastructure." "Four chapters - each by an interdisciplinary team of scholars using collaborative software - provide a synoptic overview along with illustrative case studies. The chapter on place describes how digital networks enable us to be present in physical and networked places simultaneously (on the phone while on the road; on the Web while at a cafe) - often at the expense of nondigital commitments. The chapter on culture explores the growth of amateur-produced and -remixed content online and the impact of these practices on the music, anime, advertising, and news industries. The chapter on politics examines the new networked modes of bottom-up political expression and mobilization, and the difficulty in channeling online political discourse into productive political deliberation. And finally, the chapter on infrastructure notes the tension between openness and control in the flow of information, as seen in the current controversy over net neutrality. An introduction by anthropologist Mizuko Ito and a conclusion by architecture theorist Kazys Varnelis frame the chapters, giving overviews of the radical nature of these transformations."--Jacket.