Ben Peters

Ben Peters is the author of How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet (MIT Press 2016) and editor of Digital Keywords: A Vocabulary of Information Society and Culture (Princeton 2016). He teaches at the University of Tulsa. @bjpeters

Book review: Ramesh Srinivasan, “Whose Global Village: Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World”

Ramesh Srinivasan, Associate Professor at the Department of Information Studies & Design at UCLA and the Director of the UC-Wide Digital Cultures Lab, has just penned, under the imprint of New York University Press, an important new manuscript on the global shaping of technology and culture. Combining the sensitivity of an anthropologist, the clear prose […]

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Reflecting on Chapter 1 of The Age of Sharing, by Nicholas John

Last month, Culture Digitally shared an excerpt from The Age of Sharing, the new book from Nicholas John. Below, several CD contributors reflect on the aims of the book, and its resonance with related concerns. Nik offers a brief response at the end. The book is now available in the U.S. as well as around the […]

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250 (more) Digital Keywords – a Working Resource

Here, as promised, is a list of 250 candidate keywords–the result of our previous call and the Digital Keywords appendix: 250 Digital Keywords (A Working Resource) Just glancing over this list–both a tiny fraction of relevant digital discourse as well as precisely ten times the (bolded) keywords covered in this volume–leaves me awestruck at the potential […]

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Keyword: Culture

Culture is a keyword among keywords for Raymond Williams, who contributed to the founding of cultural studies in the 1960s and 1970s. It is among the most common ways to talk about how we talk. In the essay below, one of Williams’ most careful readers, Ted Striphas, offers a sensitive update to Williams and a wide-ranging intellectual […]

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