Information society -- Social aspects., Information technology -- Social aspects., Technological innovations -- Social aspects., Technology -- Social aspects., and Digital media -- Social aspects.
"Making Digital Cultures tracks intellectual debates about the digitization of culture from the cyberspace of the 1990s to the new technologies known as Web 2.0 arguing that they have cohered around three central motifs - access, interactivity and authenticity. There are hugely significant social, political and economic resources in digital form but they are differentially located, managed and accessed. What is being accessed and how is qualitatively different from pre-digital resources and media in that it involves a high degree of interactivity. There is a large question mark over the authenticity of digital culture in comparison to pre-digital or non-digital culture. How do those charged with taking the digital turn - with making digital cultures - understand and negotiate these issues? How is the apparent immateriality of digital information managed within these institutions? What are the implications for knowledge and learning, products and services, memory and identity? What endures and what is lost in relation to digitization?" "With its direct engagement with new media theory, science and technology studies, and cultural sociology, this volume will be of interest to scholars and students in the areas of media and communication and science and technology studies."--Jacket.
Digital media -- Social aspects, Information society -- Social aspects, Information technology -- Social aspects, Technological innovations -- Social aspects, Technology -- Social aspects, Gesellschaft, Informationsgesellschaft, and Neue Medien