Category Archives: Social

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Poster (2006): Information Please

Information Please: Culture and Politics in the Age of Digital Machines by Mark Poster My rating: 4 of 5 stars In Information Please, Mark Poster asks how information works differently when it is mediated through digital machines, arguing that much … Continue reading

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sociality, technology, relationality

John Dewey: “Industry and inventions in technology, for example, create means which alter the modes of associated behavior and which radically change the quantity, character and place of impact of their indirect consequences” (The Public and Its Problems 30) Michel … Continue reading

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Kirkpatrick (2010): The Facebook Effect

The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Kirkpatrick’s The Facebook Effect is a journalistic approach to the development and changes in Facebook as a … Continue reading

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Bersani (2010): Is the Rectum a Grave?

Is the Rectum a Grave?: and Other Essays by Leo Bersani My rating: 4 of 5 stars Bersani’s Is the Rectum a Grave? is largely a project to put Focault’s injunction to look for new ways of relating to each … Continue reading

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