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The Digital Sublime: Myth, Power, and Cyberspace

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The digital era promises, as did many other technological developments before it, the transformation of society: with the computer, we can transcend time, space, and politics-as-usual. In The Digital Sublime, Vincent Mosco goes beyond the usual stories of technological breakthrough and economic meltdown to explore the myths constructed around the new digital technology and ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published September 23rd 2005 by MIT Press (MA) (first published February 27th 2004)
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morbidflight
Feb 18, 2014 morbidflight rated it it was ok
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I really wanted to like this book a lot more than I did, and there are definitely some interesting/valuable bits to it. On the whole, however, it's fairly superficial, circular, and paradoxically dense. I like his ideas and I like that this book was written, but this wasn't the book it should have been.
Tyera
Jun 05, 2009 Tyera rated it it was amazing
i owe my introduction to Myth to this book.
i have drawn on mosco's theories about the idealization and demonization of technological determinism (esp. in media) many times since reading this book.
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