Tagged: technological determinism

On Streeter’s The Net Effect: A Culture Digitally Dialogue

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 emerged out of an Author-meets-Critics session at the Eastern Sociological Society Meetings in Boston in […]

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

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 innovation curve during this past decade to Google and Apple. Eichenwald extensively interviews many, I […]

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Affordances, technical agency, and the politics of technologies of cultural production

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 could use an excerpt of that post as the opening salvo in a dialogue about […]

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