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Thursday, June 09, 2011

New book: Switching Codes: Thinking Through Digital Technology in the Humanities and the Arts

Half a century into the digital era, the profound impact of information technology on intellectual and cultural life is universally acknowledged but still poorly understood. The sheer complexity of the technology coupled with the rapid pace of change makes it increasingly difficult to establish common ground and to promote thoughtful discussion. Responding to this challenge, Switching Codes brings together leading American and European scholars, scientists, and artists - including Charles Bernstein, Ian Foster, Bruno Latour, Alan Liu, and Richard Powers - to consider how the precipitous growth of digital information and its associated technologies are transforming the ways we think and act

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