The Shaping of Culture in Media and Society
'The collection of articles in Cultural Technologies has breadth and leaves room for ample discussion on cultural perspectives and more pragmatic matters concerning hardware and software technologies. For American audiences, the diverse international authorship is refreshing and broadens discussions on culture, technology, and globalization.' Diane Martinez, Technical Communication '[O]riginal and inventive approaches to technologies  Students and researchers conducting research on some of these areas would clearly need to consider the studies presented in this volume.' Terje Rasmussen, University of Oslo, for Nordicom-Information
Goran Bolin is Professor of Media & Communication Studies at Sodertorn University.
Selected Contents: 1. Introduction: Cultural Technologies in Cultures of Technology Gran BolinPart 1: Histories of Cultural Technologies 2. The Algorithmic Turn: Photosynth, Augmented Reality and the Changing Implications of the Image William Uricchio 3. The Compact Disc and Its Culture: Notes on Melancholia Eric Rothenbuhler 4. Peer-to-peer File-sharing Systems: Files, Objects, Distribution Mats Bjrkin 5. Technostruggles and the Satellite Dish: A Populist Approach to Infrastructure Lisa ParksPart 2: Epistemologies of Cultural Technologies 6. Being Accountable: TV Audiences and Surveillance Toby Miller 7. Time, Space and Clouds of Information: Data Center Discourse and the Meaning of Durability Peter Jakobsson and Fredrik Stiernstedt 8. Search Engines in Practice: Structure and Culture in Technical Development Elizabeth Van Couvering 9. Technology and Epistemology: Information Policy and Desire Sandra BramanPart 3: Uses of Cultural Technologies 10. Web 2.0 Technologies of the Self Maria Bakardjieva and Georgia Gaden 11. Virtual Technologies of Nation-States. State Administration in Second Life Stina Bengtsson 12. The Scary Promise of Technology: Developing New Forms of Audience Research Joke Hermes