Posts Tagged ‘Society’

A book review of Thomas de Zengotita’s Mediated.  “Saying it’s just more of what we had before is like saying a hurricane is just more breeze”. Culturally, the media form the air we breathe. They have such a widespread presence in modern life that stepping back and form theory of media in society has become nearly impossible. […]


A book review The problem with books about the impact of social media on society is that most of them are too polemic. The positive books make sweeping claims about how social media is going to change the world for the better. Their writers predict social media will cause more a participatory, open and democratic […]


Turkle’s Turn

09Sep11

MIT professor Sherry Turkle is no longer optimistic about the impact of technology on social relationships. In her book Alone Together she explains why. In her early work, in particular her book “Life on the screen” (1995), Turkle celebrated the freedom of online identity, but now she feels the internet has become more like a […]