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The Digital Sublime: Myth, Power, and Cyberspace
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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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.