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Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital World

Ulises Ali Mejias

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678990
eISBN:
9781452948355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678990.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The digital world profoundly shapes how we work and consume and also how we play, socialize, create identities, and engage in politics and civic life. Indeed, we are so enmeshed in digital ... More


The Network As Method: For Organizing the World

Ulises Ali Mejias

in Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678990
eISBN:
9781452948355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678990.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter presents the notion of the network as a template of knowing and acting up the world, and establishes the initial framework for arguing that the logic of the network is part of a ... More


Acting inside and outside the Network

Ulises Ali Mejias

in Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678990
eISBN:
9781452948355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678990.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter details the relationship between the network and the self. It discusses specific biases in the manner in which the network mediates the social reality of the individual terms of ... More


Culture: Media Convergence and Networked Participation

Adrienne Russell, Mizuko Ito, Todd Richmond, and Marc Tuters

in Networked Publics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262220859
eISBN:
9780262285483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262220859.003.0003
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Related to the convergence between old and new media has been the profound transformation in the way power and information are distributed across society, geography, and technology. Thanks to ... More


Networked Publics

Kazys Varnelis (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262220859
eISBN:
9780262285483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262220859.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Digital media and network technologies are now part of everyday life. The Internet has become the backbone of communication, commerce, and media; the ubiquitous mobile phone connects us with others ... More


Proximity and Conflict

Ulises Ali Mejias

in Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678990
eISBN:
9781452948355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678990.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines the motivations for unmapping the digital network by focusing on the concepts of space and surveillance. While the uniform distancelessness of nodocentric space does not ... More


Conclusion: The Meaning of Network Culture

Kazys Varnelis

in Networked Publics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262220859
eISBN:
9780262285483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262220859.003.0006
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The maturing of the Internet and mobile telephony has given rise to a new societal condition known as network culture, which highlights broader societal structures, just as concepts like modernism ... More


Digital – A Missed Opportunity?

Gillian Doyle

in The Rise and Fall of the Uk Film Council

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748698233
eISBN:
9781474416122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698233.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Drawing on both documentation and extensive interviews with key industry and policy players, this chapter analyses the role that the transition to digital played in both the policy thinking and ... More


Place: The Networking of Public Space

Kazys Varnelis and Anne Friedberg

in Networked Publics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262220859
eISBN:
9780262285483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262220859.003.0002
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The digital network is pervasive in contemporary society. The proliferation of mobile phones and the growth of broadband in developed countries have increased the everyday accessibility, ubiquity, ... More


Computers As Socializing Tools

Ulises Ali Mejias

in Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678990
eISBN:
9781452948355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678990.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter studies the scientific and technological paradigms behind digital networks, and how they have been applied in the assemblage of digital social networks. The technological part of digital ... More


Introduction: On Digital Contention and Everyday Life

Mohamed Zayani

in Networked Publics and Digital Contention: The Politics of Everyday Life in Tunisia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190239763
eISBN:
9780190239800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239763.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

This introductory chapter offers a contextual analysis of the relationship between media and politics within the Middle East and North Africa region and reflects on the relevance of the Tunisian ... More


The Privatization of Social Life

Ulises Ali Mejias

in Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678990
eISBN:
9781452948355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678990.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines the political economy of networks and the process of commodification that allows them to increase participation while also increasing inequality. Digital networks are not ... More


Strategies for Disrupting Networks

Ulises Ali Mejias

in Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678990
eISBN:
9781452948355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678990.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter presents the theoretical grounds for unthinking the network by discussing an ontology that accounts for the virtuality of networks. Digital networks give shape to social forms that were ... More


Collaboration and Freedom

Ulises Ali Mejias

in Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678990
eISBN:
9781452948355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678990.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter addresses the efficacy of peer-to-peer as a mode of social production that attempts to democratize resources. This mode exemplifies the limits of applying network logic to unthink ... More


The outside of Networks As A Method for Acting in the World

Ulises Ali Mejias

in Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678990
eISBN:
9781452948355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678990.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter expounds on intensification by focusing on the importance of the outsides of networks, and offers a conclusion that provides additional thoughts about the unmapping of networked ... More


Cultures of Anyone: Studies on Cultural Democratization in the Spanish Neoliberal Crisis

Luis Moreno-Caballud

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381939
eISBN:
9781781382295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381939.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book studies the emergence of collaborative and non-hierarchical cultures in the context of the Spanish economic crisis of 2008. It explains how peer-to-peer social networks that have arisen ... More


Geopolitics and the Internet

Shawn M. Powers and Michael Jablonski

in The Real Cyber War: The Political Economy of Internet Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039126
eISBN:
9780252097102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039126.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This book proposes a broader perspective of cyber war, conceptualized as the utilization of digital networks for geopolitical purposes, including covert attacks against another state's electronic ... More


Mediatizing the Revolution: The Appeal of Social Networks

Mohamed Zayani

in Networked Publics and Digital Contention: The Politics of Everyday Life in Tunisia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190239763
eISBN:
9780190239800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239763.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

This chapter maps out online micro-practices that favored the inconspicuous entry of the youth into the political arena. Focusing on the immersive use of social media platforms like Facebook, it ... More


1.3 “Superstar” Concentrations of Scientific Output and Recognition

Robert Ackland

in World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014397
eISBN:
9780262272087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014397.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In large-scale networks such as the World Wide Web, the distribution of hyperlinks appears to follow a “power law,” with a large number of hyperlinks directed toward a small number of websites (known ... More


The Limits of Liberation Technologies

Ulises Ali Mejias

in Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678990
eISBN:
9781452948355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678990.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter discusses the use of digital networks during the Arab Spring movements to point out how certain discourses prevent a critique of the tools and the market structures in which they ... More


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