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Mark Poster - The Mode of Information - 9780745603278 - KCW0010180
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The Mode of Information

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Description for The Mode of Information Paperback. This book is a major new contribution to debates about modernity and post-modernity, emphasising the influence of electronic communication. Poster highlights the emergence of a new communication order, an interaction between humankind and a new kind of reality. Num Pages: 208 pages, 0. BIC Classification: JFC; UBJ; UBL. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 227 x 155 x 12. Weight in Grams: 286. Very good copy with light shelf wear. Previous owners name to FFEP, remains very good
In this path-breaking work, Mark Poster highlights the nature of the newly emerging forms of social life, in the current era. The flexibility of language which the computer allows makes the written word less certain and less concrete. The result of these changes, Poster argues, is a new communication experience, an interaction between humankind and a new kind of reality. Poster discusses the addictive properties of television and arcade video games, as well as the surveillance possibilities which the new communication technologies offer the state. His wide-ranging analysis incorporates the new language-based theories of mathematics, philosophy and literature in Wiener, ... Read more

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About Mark Poster
Mark Poster is Director of the Film Studies Program and Professor of History at University of California, Irvine.

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'Poster has begun to theorize a very significant topic.' Sociology

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