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- DescriptionWhat do the patented data structures embedded deep in the code of an online computer game or the massively complicated architecture of the latest supercomputer used to simulate nuclear explosions have to do with culture, life or meaning? Why does techlogy attract such wildly differing responses - from fervour to boredom to distrust? Transductions explores these questions by drawing on science and techlogy studies, contemporary critical theory and corporeal theory. An exploration of complex techlogies such as online computer games, gemic databases and the global positioning system reveals how the borders between bodies and machines, between what counts as social and what counts as technical, are less diverse and complicated than culture itself. Indeed, they constitute a crucial dimension of contemporary culture. Through a critical analysis of the widely accepted tion that techlogy speeds everything up, Transductions argues that there are only ever differences in speed. The question for us w is how can such differences be represented? Transductions was originally part of the Techlogies: Studies in Culture and Theory series.
- Author BiographyAdrian Mackenzie is Lecturer in the Institute for Cultural Research, Lancaster University, UK.
- Author(s)Adrian Mackenzie
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication06/07/2006
- SubjectCultural Studies
- Series TitleContinuum Collection Series
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintContinuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight348 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition StatementNew edition
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