[Reader-list] DATA browser 02

joasia joasia at i-dat.org
Sun Jun 26 03:06:36 IST 2005

The second book in the DATA browser series has just been released.

DATA browser 02

edited by Geoff Cox & Joasia Krysa

Publisher: Autonomedia (DATA browser 02)
all texts released under a Creative Commons License
<http://www.creativecommons.org> 2005.
ISBN: 1-57027-170-4
Pages: 240, Paper Perfectbound
Price: $15.00 in US / £14.99 Europe

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Social change does not simply result from resistance to the existing set of
conditions but from adapting and transforming the technical apparatus
itself. Walter Benjamin in his essay ŒThe Author as Producer', written in
1934, recommends that the Œcultural producer¹ intervene in the production
process in the manner of an engineer. The term Œengineer¹ is to be taken
broadly to refer to technical and cultural activity, through the application
of knowledge for the management, control and use of power. To act as an
engineer in this sense, is to use power productively to bring about change
and for public utility. This collection of essays and examples of
contemporary cultural practices asks if this general line of thinking
retains relevance for cultural production at this point in time - when
activities of production, consumption and circulation operate through
complex global networks served by information technologies.

The Institute for Applied Autonomy | Josephine Berry-Slater | William Bowles
| Bureau of Inverse Technology | Nick Dyer-Witheford | etoy | Matthew Fuller
| George Grinsted | Harwood | Jaromil | Armin Medosch | Raqs Media
Collective | Redundant Technology Initiative | Pit Schultz

For more information see <http://www.data-browser.net/02/>

The DATA browser series presents critical texts that explore issues at the
intersection of culture and technology. The editorial group are Geoff Cox,
Joasia Krysa, Anya Lewin, Malcolm Miles, Mike Punt & Hugo de Rijke.
This volume is produced in association with Arts Council England
<http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/> and University of Plymouth.

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