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Control: Digitality as Cultural Logic

Seb Franklin

Abstract

This book addresses the conditions of knowledge that make the concept of the “information economy” possible while at the same time obscuring its deleterious effects on material social spaces. In so doing, the book traces three intertwined threads: the relationships among information, labor, and social management that emerged in the nineteenth century; the mid-twentieth-century diffusion of computational metaphors; and the appearance of informatic principles in certain contemporary socioeconomic and cultural practices. Drawing on critical theory, media theory, and the history of science, the bo ... More

Keywords: Digitality, Capitalism, Labor, Cybernetics, Computation, Informatics, Literature, Film

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262029537
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029537.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Seb Franklin, author
King's College London

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