Digital Prohibition

Author: Carolyn Guertin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441166432
Format: PDF
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The act of creation requires us to remix existing cultural content and yet recent sweeping changes to copyright laws have criminalized the creative act as a violation of corporate rights in a commodified world. Copyright was originally designed to protect publishers, not authors, and has now gained a stranglehold on our ability to transport, read, write, teach and publish digital materials. Contrasting Western models with issues of piracy as practiced in Asia, Digital Prohibition explores the concept of authorship as a capitalist institution and posits the Marxist idea of the multitude (Á la Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt, and Paulo Virno) as a new collaborative model for creation in the digital age. Looking at how digital culture has transformed unitary authorship from its book-bound parameters into a collective and dispersed endeavor, Dr. Guertin examines process-based forms as diverse as blogs, Facebook, Twitter, performance art, immersive environments, smart mobs, hacktivism, tactical media, machinima, generative computer games (like Spore and The Sims) and augmented reality.

This Is Not a Copy

Author: Kaja Marczewska
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 150133784X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In This Is Not a Copy, Kaja Marczewska identifies a characteristic 'copy-paste' tendency in contemporary culture-a shift in attitude that allows reproduction and plagiarizing to become a norm in cultural production. This inclination can be observed in literature and non-literary forms of writing at an unprecedented level, as experiments with text redefine the nature of creativity. Responding to these transformations, Marczewska argues that we must radically rethink our conceptions of artistic practice and proposes a move away from the familiar categories of copying and originality, creativity and plagiarism in favour of the notion of iteration. Developing the new concept of the Iterative Turn, This Is Not a Copy identifies and theorizes the turn toward ubiquitous iteration as a condition of text-based creative practices as they emerge in response to contemporary technologies. Conceiving of writing as iterative invites us to address a set of new, critical questions about contemporary culture. Combining discussion of literature, experimental and electronic writing, mainstream and independent publishing with debates in 20th- and 21st-century art, contemporary media culture, transforming technologies and copyright laws, This Is Not a Copy offers a timely and urgently needed argument, introducing a unique new perspective on practices that permeate our contemporary culture.

Authorship Contested

Author: Amy E. Robillard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317433203
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume explores a dimension of authorship not given its due in the critical discourse to this point—authorship contested. Much of the existing critical literature begins with a text and the proposition that the text has an author. The debates move from here to questions about who the author is, whether or not the author’s identity is even relevant, and what relationship she or he does and does not have to the text. The authors contributing to this collection, however, ask about circumstances surrounding efforts to prevent authors from even being allowed to have these questions asked of them, from even being identified as authors. They ask about the political, cultural, economic and social circumstances that motivate a prospective audience to resist an author’s efforts to have a text published, read, and discussed. Particularly noteworthy is the range of everyday rhetorical situations in which contesting authorship occurs—from the production of a corporate document to the publication of fan fiction. Each chapter also focuses on particular instances in which authorship has been contested, demonstrating how theories about various forms of contested authorship play out in a range of events, from the complex issues surrounding peer review to authorship in the age of intelligent machines.

Vom Begriff zum Bild

Author: Michael Hanke
Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
ISBN: 3828859763
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Im Dezember 2012 diskutierten in Brasilien, an der Universidade Federal Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, renommierte Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaftler über Vilém Flusser (1920-1991), vormals Professor für Kommunikationsphilosophie in São Paulo, und seine Bedeutung für die Medienkultur heute. Der vorliegende Band dokumentiert die dort vorgetragenen Referate erstmals und in deutscher Sprache.

American Jurisprudence Trials

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An encyclopedic guide to the modern practices, techniques, and tactics used in preparing and trying cases, with model programs for the handling of all types of litigation.

DJ Culture

Author: Ulf Poschardt
Publisher: Tropen
ISBN: 3608108149
Format: PDF, Mobi
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»DJ Culture« erzählt die Geschichte der Popkultur als Geschichte der Diskjockeys – von den ersten Radio-DJs der 30er Jahre bis heute. DJs sind die Helden und geheimen Vorbilder unserer Kultur. Aus Altem schaffen sie Neues: unpathetisch, cool, revolutionär. Im Juli 1877 brüllte Thomas Edison sein erstes »Hallo« in ein Telefonmundstück und ließ den Lärm von einem Phonographen aufzeichnen. So begann die Geschichte des Plattenspielers, den der DJ zu einer Revolution in der Popmusik nutzen sollte, bis hin zum Spätkapitalisten-Phänomen des Hyper-DJs. Neil Tennant von den Pet Shop Boys ist sich ganz sicher: »Auf Dauer sind zwei Plattenspieler und ein Mischpult aufregender als fünf Gitarrensaiten.« Diese aktualisierte Ausgabe zum 20. Jahrestag der Erstveröffentlichung wurde um ein Nachwort des wichtigsten DJs unserer Zeit, DJ Westbam, ergänzt.