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Digital Culture

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
From our bank accounts to supermarket checkouts to the movies we watch, strings of ones and zeroes suffuse our world. Digital technology has defined modern society in numerous ways, and the vibrant digital culture that has now resulted is the subject of Charlie Gere’s engaging volume.

In this revised and expanded second edition, taking account of new developments such as F
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Paperback, Second Edition, 240 pages
Published January 15th 2009 by Reaktion Books (first published 2002)
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Gideon Burton
Gere's Digital Culture is among the best overviews on the topic I've encountered (after spending a summer immersing myself in many books on this subject). This book is readable, current (as of mid-2012) and manages not to immerse one in too much tech-speak. It covers the history of computing from a cultural point of view, and ties in 60s counter culture and arts movements in ways that I never realized were so formative of our current digital environment.

As someone who has studied the history of
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Monika Gierszewska
Nothing new for us, millennials...
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Mar 16, 2013 Joy rated it it was amazing
There are so many things that are considered 'digital'. Gere does an excellent job of showing the how ubiquitous technology has become.
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