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The Resource Google archipelago : the digital gulag and the simulation of freedom, Michael Rectenwald

Google archipelago : the digital gulag and the simulation of freedom, Michael Rectenwald

Label
Google archipelago : the digital gulag and the simulation of freedom
Title
Google archipelago
Title remainder
the digital gulag and the simulation of freedom
Statement of responsibility
Michael Rectenwald
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
?Google Archipelago: The Digital Gulag and the Simulation of Freedom begins with familiar cultural politics as points of entry to the book's theme regarding the reach, penetration, and soon the ubiquity of the digital world. In a book about enormous sea changes brought about by digital technology, Google Archipelago begins and ends with the political, in particular with the objectives of the Big Digital conglomerates as global corporate monopoly capitalists or would-be-monopolies. Google Archipelago argues that Big Digital technologies and their principals represent not only economic powerhouses but also new forms of governmental power. The technologies of Big Digital not only amplify, extend, and lend precision to the powers of the state, they may represent elements of a new corporate state power. In contrast to academics who study digital media and bemoan such supposed horrors as digital exploitation, in Google Archipelago, Michael Rectenwald argues that the real danger posed by Big Digital is not digital capitalism as such, but leftist authoritarianism, a political outlook shared by academic leftists, who thus cannot recognize it in their object of study. Thus, while imagining that they are radical critics of Big Digital, academic digital media scholars (whom Rectenwald terms the digitalistas) actually serve as ideological smokescreens that obscure its real character. The Google Archipelago represents the coextension of digitization and physical social space, the conversion of social space and its inhabitants into digital artifacts, and the potential to control populations to degrees unimagined by the likes of Stalin, Hitler, or Mao.??From publisher?s description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rectenwald, Michael
Dewey number
303.48/3/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Google (Firm)
  • Information technology
  • Technology
  • Technology
  • Freedom of information
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Information society
Target audience
adult
Label
Google archipelago : the digital gulag and the simulation of freedom, Michael Rectenwald
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2072198
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 215 pages
Isbn
9781943003266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Google archipelago : the digital gulag and the simulation of freedom, Michael Rectenwald
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2072198
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 215 pages
Isbn
9781943003266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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