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Culture and Technology by Andrew Murphie, John Potts


Culture and Technology by Andrew Murphie, John Potts

We are 'going virtual' in more and more areas of our lives - from shopping to education, filing systems to love affairs. How can we assess the relationship between technology and culture when culture is so imbued with technology? This clear, concise and readable text aims to offer the student a one-stop guide through this complex and slippery terrain. Introducing a wealth of theoretical perspectives in a lucid and engaging style and covering a range of topical, challenging and intriguing examples - from cyborgs to digital art - it will be an essential text for everyone wanting to make sense of crucial forces of change on contemporary culture.


'Culture and Technology should be very much at home on the required reading lists of courses in philosophy, cultural studies, media studies, sociology, new media and political economy. Potts'
and Murphie

's prose is clear and user-friendly, as all good code should be. As such, it should also provide the general reader with an accessible and intelligent introduction to these fields as they relate to culture and technology.' - Lisa Gye, Real Time Arts 'Culture and Technology appeals to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. A sophisticated text.' - Darren Tofts, The Electronic Book Review '...I know of no other book that covers this massively important field (more of a country than a field) so thoroughly and clearly.' - Maurice B. Line, Journal of Documentation 'A wonderful text including philosophical, theoretical and practical approaches to the general concerns of the symbiotic relationship of culture and technology.' - Tim Detwiler, Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies'

About the Author

Dr ANDREW MURPHIE lectures in the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney.JOHN POTTS also lectures in the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney.

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Publication date

25th November 2002


Andrew Murphie, John Potts

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Palgrave Macmillan


229 pages


Cultural studies
Impact of science & technology on society
Technology: general issues



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