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Error: Glitch, Noise, and Jam in New Media Cultures

by Mark Nunes

Error: Glitch, Noise, and Jam in New Media Cultures Synopsis

Divided into three sections, Error brings together established critics and emerging voices to offer a significant contribution to the field of new media studies. In the first section, Hack, contributors explore the ways in which errors, glitches, and failure provide opportunities for critical and aesthetic intervention within new media practices. In the second section, Game, they examine how errors allow for intentional and accidental co-opting of rules and protocols toward unintended ends. The final section, Jam, considers the role of error as both an inherent counterstrategy and a mode of tactical resistance within a network society. By offering a timely and novel exploration into the ways in which error and noise slip through in systems dominated by principles of efficiency and control, this collection provides a unique take on the ways in which information theory and new media technologies inform cultural practice. >

Book Information

ISBN: 9781441110213
Publication date: 26th July 2012
Author: Mark Nunes
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 284 pages
Categories: Media studies, Technology: general issues,

About Mark Nunes

Mark Nunes is Chair of the Department of English, Technical Communication, and Media Arts at Southern Polytechnic State University. He is the author of Cyberspaces of Everyday Life (University of Minnesota Press, 2006). He is also author of several articles on networked social space, including Ephemeral Cities: Postmodern Urbanism and the Production of Online Space in Virtual Globalizations (Routledge, 2001) and Baudrillard in Cyberspace: Internet, Virtuality, and Postmodernity in Style (1995).

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