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The Resource Control : digitality as cultural logic, Seb Franklin

Control : digitality as cultural logic, Seb Franklin

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Control : digitality as cultural logic
Title
Control
Title remainder
digitality as cultural logic
Statement of responsibility
Seb Franklin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Is there a cultural logic of what we have come to call the information age? Have the technologies and techniques centered on the computer provided not only tools but also the metaphors through which we now understand the social and economic formation of our world? In Control, Seb Franklin addresses the conditions of knowledge that make the concept of the "information economy" possible while at the same time obscuring its deleterious effects on material social spaces. In so doing, Franklin traces three intertwined threads: the relationships among information, labor, and social management that emerged in the nineteenth century; the mid-twentieth-century diffusion of computational metaphors; and the appearance of informatic principles in certain contemporary socioeconomic and cultural practices. Drawing on critical theory, media theory, and the history of science, Franklin names control as the episteme grounding late capitalism. Beyond any specific device or set of technically mediated practices, digitality functions within this episteme as the logical basis for reshaped concepts of labor, subjectivity, and collectivity, as well as for the intensification of older modes of exclusion and dispossession. In tracking the pervasiveness of this logical mode into the present, Franklin locates the cultural traces of control across a diverse body of objects and practices, from cybernetics to economic theory and management styles, and from concepts of language and subjectivity to literary texts, films, and video games.--
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1982-
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Franklin, Seb
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Leonardo book series
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  • Information technology
  • Cybernetics
Label
Control : digitality as cultural logic, Seb Franklin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Digitality without computers -- Introduction: the computer as metaphor -- Control -- Cybernetics, or the digitization of the social -- Digitality as cultural logic -- On representation -- Text before images, or the logic of digital worlds -- From narrated subjects to programmable objects -- Notes -- Index
Control code
FIEb17763198
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780262029537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)906171738
Label
Control : digitality as cultural logic, Seb Franklin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Digitality without computers -- Introduction: the computer as metaphor -- Control -- Cybernetics, or the digitization of the social -- Digitality as cultural logic -- On representation -- Text before images, or the logic of digital worlds -- From narrated subjects to programmable objects -- Notes -- Index
Control code
FIEb17763198
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780262029537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)906171738

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