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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mit Pr
Publication date August 17, 2012
Pages 235
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780262017855
ISBN-10 0262017857
Dimensions 1 by 7.75 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.36 lbs.
Original list price $38.00
Other format details university press
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A philosophical manual of media power for the network age.

Evil Media develops a philosophy of media power that extends the concept of media beyond its tried and trusted use in the games of meaning, symbolism, and truth. It addresses the gray zones in which media exist as corporate work systems, algorithms and data structures, twenty-first century self-improvement manuals, and pharmaceutical techniques. Evil Media invites the reader to explore and understand the abstract infrastructure of the present day. From search engines to flirting strategies, from the value of institutional stupidity to the malicious minutiae of databases, this book shows how the devil is in the details.

The title takes the imperative “Don't be evil” and asks, what would be done any differently in contemporary computational and networked media were that maxim reversed.

Media here are about much more and much less than symbols, stories, information, or communication: media do things. They incite and provoke, twist and bend, leak and manage. In a series of provocative stratagems designed to be used, Evil Media sets its reader an ethical challenge: either remain a transparent intermediary in the networks and chains of communicative power or become oneself an active, transformative medium.



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With Matthew Fuller | from Mit Pr (August 17, 2012)
9780262017855 | details & prices | 235 pages | 7.75 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.36 lbs | List price $38.00
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