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Networked Publics

Kazys Varnelis


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 as it removes us from any stable sense of location. This book examines the ways that the social and cultural shifts created by these technologies have transformed our relationships to (and definitions of) place, culture, politics, and infrastructure. Four chapters provide a synoptic overview along with illustrative case studies. The chapter on place describes how digital networks enable us to be pre ... More

Keywords: digital media, Internet, communication, commerce, mobile phone, collaborative software, digital networks, networked places, politics, net neutrality

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780262220859
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262220859.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kazys Varnelis, editor

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1 Place: The Networking of Public Space

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2 Culture: Media Convergence and Networked Participation

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4 Infrastructure: Network Neutrality and Network Futures

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