technological determinism // Culture Digitally

Culture Digitally // Examining Contemporary Cultural Production

Tag Archives: technological determinism

On Streeter’s The Net Effect: A Culture Digitally Dialogue Apr 25, 2013

In this Culture Digitally dialogue, we discuss Thomas Streeter’s book The Net Effect: Romanticism, Capitalism, and the Internet (New York University Press 2011), part of the “Critical Cultural Communication” series edited by Sarah Banet-Weiser and Kent A. Ono. This dialogue … Continue reading

Posted in Dialogue | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

What really went wrong at Microsoft: Thoughts and questions about Rao’s criticism of Eichenwald Jul 26, 2012

It’s interesting to read the contrasting articles by Venkatesh Rao and Kurt Eichenwald.  In both articles, they offer differing views on why exactly Microsoft experienced a “lost decade.” That is, both articles tried to explain why Microsoft fell so far behind the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

Affordances, technical agency, and the politics of technologies of cultural production Jan 23, 2012

a dialogue between Gina Neff, Tim Jordan, and Joshua McVeigh-Schulz   (This is the first of Culture Digitally’s “dialogues.” Spurred first by comments by Gina Neff at the March 2011 workshop, and then by one of her blogposts, I asked if we … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Digitization of Comic Books… only without the heroes and villains Jun 29, 2011

Venturing again into an example I do not know enough about, I wanted to recommend this Wired article on how the comics industry has been managing the shift to digital formats and distribution. The title, “The iPad Could Revolutionize the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment