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Digital Information Culture

The Individual and Society in the Digital Age

1st Edition - March 31, 2008

Author: Luke Tredinnick

Language: English
Hardback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 8 4 3 3 4 - 1 7 0 - 3
Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 8 4 3 3 4 - 1 6 0 - 4
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 7 8 0 6 3 - 1 6 7 - 7

Digital Information Culture is an introduction to the cultural, social and political impact of digital information and digital resources. The book is organised around themes,… Read more

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Digital Information Culture is an introduction to the cultural, social and political impact of digital information and digital resources. The book is organised around themes, rather than theories and is arranged into three sections: culture, society and the individual. Each explores key elements of the social, cultural and political impact of digital information. The culture section outlines the origins of cyber culture in fifties pulp-fiction through to the modern day. It explores the issues of information overload, the threat of a digital dark age, and the criminal underbelly of digital culture. Section two, society, explores the economic and social impact of digital information, outlining key theories of the Information Age. Section three explores the impact of digital information and digital resources on the individual, exploring the changing nature of identity in a digital world.