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Digital Aesthetics

Cubitt, Sean. 2009. Digital Aesthetics. London and New York: SAGE. ISBN 978-0761959007 [Book]

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The aesthetic nature and purposes of computer culture in the contemporary world are investigated in this book. Sean Cubitt casts a cool eye on the claims of cybertopians, tracing the globalization of the new medium and enquiring into its effects on subjectivity and sociality.

Drawing on historical scholarship, philosophical aesthetics and the literature of cyberculture, the author argues for a genuine democracy beyond the limitations of the free market and the global corporation. Digital arts are identified as having a vital part to play in this process. Written in a balanced and penetrating style, the book both conveniently summarizes a huge literature and sets a new agenda for research and theory.

Item Type: Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Media and Communications

Date:

2009

Item ID:

14124

Date Deposited:

13 Oct 2015 14:45

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2017 13:53

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/14124
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