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Digital keywords : a vocabulary of information society and culture / edited by Benjamin Peters.

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Princeton studies in culture and technology.
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Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 303.4834 DIG (Text) 78551000527531 Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780691167343
  • ISBN: 9780691167336
  • Physical Description: xiv, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject: Computers and civilization.
Information society > Terminology.
Digital media > Terminology.
Culture > Terminology.
English language > Etymology.
English language > Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Genre: Controlled vocabularies.

  • Book News
    This reference in digital studies is designed for prepared undergraduate students and general readers interested in the vocabulary of information technology. Contributors in communication, journalism, sociology, information science, digital humanities, technology studies, and social anthropology of digital industries reflect on 25 keywords related to information society and culture, from algorithm through cloud, gaming, meme, sharing, and surrogate. The keywords were chosen because of their usefulness for discussing society and culture in light of information technologies, and because they are part of the language used in humanistic and social scientific approaches to digital technology. The book concludes with a list of 200 digital keywords. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Princeton University Press

    In the age of search, keywords increasingly organize research, teaching, and even thought itself. Inspired by Raymond Williams's 1976 classic Keywords, the timely collection Digital Keywords gathers pointed, provocative short essays on more than two dozen keywords by leading and rising digital media scholars from the areas of anthropology, digital humanities, history, political science, philosophy, religious studies, rhetoric, science and technology studies, and sociology. Digital Keywords examines and critiques the rich lexicon animating the emerging field of digital studies.

    This collection broadens our understanding of how we talk about the modern world, particularly of the vocabulary at work in information technologies. Contributors scrutinize each keyword independently: for example, the recent pairing of digital and analog is separated, while classic terms such as community, culture, event, memory, and democracy are treated in light of their historical and intellectual importance. Metaphors of the cloud in cloud computing and the mirror in data mirroring combine with recent and radical uses of terms such as information, sharing, gaming, algorithm, and internet to reveal previously hidden insights into contemporary life. Bookended by a critical introduction and a list of over two hundred other digital keywords, these essays provide concise, compelling arguments about our current mediated condition.

    Digital Keywords delves into what language does in today's information revolution and why it matters.

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