Top : Boat Design and Boatbuilding Books


Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics (The MIT Press)


  


 : Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics (The MIT Press)
variant image
List Price: $34.95
Amazon.com's Price: $26.91
You Save: $8.04 (23%)
as of 12/13/2019 01:47 EST



Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours



This item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.
Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9780262533065
Edition: unknown
ISBN: 0262533065
Item Dimensions: 90070013062
Label: The MIT Press
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: The MIT Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 368
Publication Date: September 26, 2008
Publisher: The MIT Press
Release Date: September 26, 2008
Studio: The MIT Press




Related Items: Alternate Versions: Click to Display

Browse for similar items by category: Click to Display



Editorial Review:

Product Description:


A work that bridges media archaeology and visual culture studies argues that the Internet has emerged as a mass medium by linking control with freedom and democracy.



How has the Internet, a medium that thrives on control, been accepted as a medium of freedom? Why is freedom increasingly indistinguishable from paranoid control? In Control and Freedom, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun explores the current political and technological coupling of freedom with control by tracing the emergence of the Internet as a mass medium. The parallel (and paranoid) myths of the Internet as total freedom/total control, she says, stem from our reduction of political problems into technological ones.



Drawing on the theories of Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault and analyzing such phenomena as Webcams and face-recognition technology, Chun argues that the relationship between control and freedom in networked contact is experienced and negotiated through sexuality and race. She traces the desire for cyberspace to cyberpunk fiction and maps the transformation of public/private into open/closed. Analyzing "pornocracy," she contends that it was through cyberporn and the government's attempts to regulate it that the Internet became a marketplace of ideas and commodities. Chun describes the way Internet promoters conflated technological empowerment with racial empowerment and, through close examinations of William Gibson's Neuromancer and Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell, she analyzes the management of interactivity in narratives of cyberspace.



The Internet's potential for democracy stems not from illusory promises of individual empowerment, Chun argues, but rather from the ways in which it exposes us to others (and to other machines) in ways we cannot control. Using fiber optic networks―light coursing through glass tubes―as metaphor and reality, Control and Freedom engages the rich philosophical tradition of light as a figure for knowledge, clarification, surveillance, and discipline, in order to argue that fiber-optic networks physically instantiate, and thus shatter, enlightenment.







 



Boat Design.Net
Design Award


  Top Rated Sites
 
  Most Popular Sites
 
  What's New

  Boat Plans
 
  Books
 
  Designers
 
  Boatbuilders
 
  Materials
 
  Powerboats
 
  Catamarans
 
  Propulsion
 
  Sailboats
 
  Multihulls
 
  Software
 
  Resources
 
  My Links
 
  Gallery
 
  Forums
 
  Search

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of the product. Boat Design Net is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
Thank You for Your Support of Boat Design.Net

Home  |  Top of Page