The Resource Against the machine : being human in the age of the electronic mob, Lee Siegel

Against the machine : being human in the age of the electronic mob, Lee Siegel

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Against the machine : being human in the age of the electronic mob
Title
Against the machine
Title remainder
being human in the age of the electronic mob
Statement of responsibility
Lee Siegel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Essayist Siegel is known for passionately arguing contrarian points of view, which is why he's the perfect person to write a critical book about the Web that has almost nothing to do with technology and everything to do with what it's doing to the people who use it. Siegel forces readers to radically rethink a familiar medium, arguing that the Web and complementary developments--from reality television to the emergence of business prophets like Malcolm Gladwell--are giving rise to a new and malevolent mass culture, an "electronic mob," that threatens to overwhelm long-held concepts of humanity, democracy, and the individual. In making this argument, Siegel offers up startling insights about all aspects of culture--from American Idol to futurism, film techniques to Internet dating--that reveal hidden connections and dilemmas, providing a fresh and provocative vision of how our world is changing.--From publisher description
Summary
Essayist Siegel is known for passionately arguing contrarian points of view, which is why he's the perfect person to write a critical book about the Web that has almost nothing to do with technology and everything to do with what it's doing to the people who use it. Siegel forces readers to radically rethink a familiar medium, arguing that the Web and complementary developments--from reality television to the emergence of business prophets like Malcolm Gladwell--are giving rise to a new and malevolent mass culture, an "electronic mob," that threatens to overwhelm long-held concepts of humanity, democracy, and the individual. In making this argument, Siegel offers up startling insights about all aspects of culture--from American Idol to futurism, film techniques to Internet dating--that reveal hidden connections and dilemmas, providing a fresh and provocative vision of how our world is changing.--From publisher description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
259521
Cataloging source
OCoLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Siegel, Lee
Dewey number
303.48/33
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.S5484 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information technology
  • Cyberspace
  • Internet
  • Subculture
  • Popular culture
  • Computers and civilization
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
being human in the age of the electronic mob
Label
Against the machine : being human in the age of the electronic mob, Lee Siegel
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
"The world is all that is the case" -- Bait and switch -- The me is the message -- The context of participatory culture -- Down with popular culture -- Participatory culture -- A dream come true -- Being there -- The emperor's new modem -- Epilogue: Homo interneticus
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 182 p.
Isbn
9780385522656
Lccn
2007027694
System control number
(Sirsi) a465557
Label
Against the machine : being human in the age of the electronic mob, Lee Siegel
Publication
Contents
"The world is all that is the case" -- Bait and switch -- The me is the message -- The context of participatory culture -- Down with popular culture -- Participatory culture -- A dream come true -- Being there -- The emperor's new modem -- Epilogue: Homo interneticus
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 182 p.
Isbn
9780385522656
Lccn
2007027694
System control number
(Sirsi) a465557

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