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TOD 18: Geoblocking and Global Video Culture
How do global audiences use streaming platforms like YouTube, Netflix and iPlayer? How does the experience of digital video change according to location? What strategies do people use to access out-of-region content? What are the commercial and governmental motivations behind geoblocking?
Editor(s): Ramon LobatoJames Meese
Author(s): Florian HoofJuan Llamas-RodriguezJinying LiRamon LobatoJames MeeseVanessa Mendes Moreira De SaAneta PodkalickaMarketa TrimbleFidel A. Rodríguez FernándezAdam Rugg
What is the correlation among the creative industries, creative industry policies, new media paradigms and capitalism as colonial relations of dominance? What is the role of these industries in the prioritization of the interests of capital at the expense of those of society and how can these paradigms be criticized in the context of the actual, neoliberal, flexible regime of reproduction of capital? To what measure is this regime ‘flexible’ and to what measure it is just an extension of rigid, feudal and racial logics that underline (post)modern representational discourses? To what measure do the concepts of creativity, transparency, openness and flexibility conceal the hegemonic nature of modern hierarchies of exploitation?
Editor(s): Šefik TatlićGordana Nikolić
Author(s): Johnatan BellerJosephine Berry SlaterMarc James LégerAna VilenicaSandi AbramIrmgard Emmelheinz
TOD 16: Online Courtship, International Interactions Across Borders
Computer mediated interpersonal interactions are defining our daily lives as we know it. Studying this phenomenon with various methodologies, across different cultures and traditions is a crucial component in understanding social ties. This book brings together articles that approach online dating from a range of cultural and critical perspectives.
Editor(s): I. Alev DegimJames JohnsonTao Fu
Author(s): H.G. CocksMurat AkserRamón ReichertDiego Basile and Joaquín LinneLázaro M. Bacallao PinoCláudia CasimiroPascal LardellierCaiyun WenSheena Raja and Bryce J. RenningerAmitabh Vikram DwivediDavid LevinGabriele de Seta and Ge ZhangTao FuYann-Ling ChinAras OzgunMegan LindsayEnver Ozustun
TOD 15: In the Facebook Aquarium: The Resistible Rise of Anarcho-Capitalism
In their new work research collective Ippolita provides a critical investigation of the inner workings of Facebook as a model for all commercial social networks. Facebook is an extraordinary platform that can generate large profit from the daily activities of its users. Facebook may appear to be a form of free entertainment and self-promotion but in reality its users are working for the development of a new type of market where they trade relationships. As users of social media we have willingly submitted to a vast social, economic and cultural experiment.
TOD 14: Transcoding the Digital, How Metaphors Matter in New Media
This book is a material-semiotic inquiry into the constitutive role of metaphors in our daily encounters with computers and networks. While interface concepts such as desktop and windows are easily recognized as metaphors, this research shows how in fact all digital sign-tool-objects – ranging from icons and email to Facebook friends, from hyperlink and tweet to Pirate Bay – are digital-material metaphors. They frame and organize how we access the black boxes of software and machinery, which in turn organize and reconfigure society. The same holds for discourse metaphors such as virtual community, cyberspace, Web 2.0, and social network.
TOD 12: Varriant Analyses, Interrogations of New Media Art and Culture
These essays provide an extensive and timely overview of critical thought on new media culture, written by an observer-participant who has made major contributions to the sociopolitical movements he archives. Spanning art and new media theory, activism and literary criticism, this assembly seeks to understand the networked society in flux: what it means when the virtual integrates with the physical, and when newer, uncategorized media works prompt major shifts in cultural production and change the very definition of art and protest.
Author(s): Patrick Lichty
What: new mediadigitalactivismWikileaksdataflowpoliticsanarchy