Since its initial publication, Critical Digital Studies has proven an indispensable guide to understanding digitally mediated culture. Bringing together the leading scholars in this growing field, internationally renowned scholars Arthur and Marilouise Kroker present an innovative and interdisciplinary survey of the relationship between humanity and technology. The reader offers a study of our digital future, a means of understanding the world with new analytic tools and means of communication that are defining the twenty-first century. The second edition includes new essays on the impact of social networking technologies and new media. A new section - "New Digital Media" - presents important, new articles on topics including hacktivism in the age of digital power and the relationship between gaming and capitalism. The extraordinary range and depth of the first edition has been maintained in this new edition. Critical Digital Studies will continue to provide the leading edge to readers wanting to understand the complex intersection of digital culture and human knowledge.
Acknowledgments Introduction ARTHUR AND MARILOUISE KROKER CODE BREAKERS * Traumas of Code N. KATHERINE HAYLES* A Game of Cat's Cradle: Science Studies, Feminist Theory, Cultural Studies DONNA J. HARAWAY* Reframing the Cathedral: Opening the Sources of Technologies and Cultural Assumptions SARA DIAMOND* Romancing the Anti-body: Lust and Longing in (Cyber)space LYNN HERSHMAN LEESON NEW DIGITAL MEDIA * All Bugs Are Shallow: Digital Biopower, Hacker Resistance, and Technological Error in Open-Source Software MATTHEW KELLY* Contagion Theory: Beyond the Microbe TONY D. SAMPSON* A Conversation with Spirits inside the Simulation of a Coast Salish Longhouse JACKSON 2BEARS* Empire@Play: Virtual Games and Global Capitalism NICK DYER-WITHEFORD AND GREIG DE PEUTER* Archaeologies of Media Art JUSSI PARIKKA IN CONVERSATION WITH GARNET HERTZ TECHNOLOGY, IDENTITY, AND SURVEILLANCE * Precision + Guided + Seeing JORDAN CRANDALL* Understanding Meta-media LEV MANOVICH* Black Box, Black Bloc ALEXANDER R. GALLOWAY* Biophilosophy for the 21st Century EUGENE THACKER* Algebra of Identity: Skin of Wind, Skin of Streams, Skin of Shadows, Skin of Vapour D. FOX HARRELL POLITICS, GENDER, AND RELIGION INFORMATION AND POWER * Communication and Imperialism JAMES TULLY* Occupology, Swarmology, Whateverology: The City of (Dis)order versus the People's Archive GREGORY SHOLETTE* Tell Us What's Going to Happen: Information Feeds to the War on Terror SAMUEL NUNN* Grammar of Terrorism: Captivity, Media, and a Critique of Biopolitics MICHAEL DARTNELL* Virilio's Apocalypticism MARK FEATHERSTONE GENDER AND SEXUALITY * The Cyborg Mother: A Breached Boundary JAIMIE SMITH-WINDSOR* Haptics, Mobile Handhelds, and Other 'Novel' Devices: The Tactile Unconscious of Reading across Old and New Media RACHEL C. LEE* Becoming Dragon: A Transversal Technology Study MICHA C RDENAS RELIGION AND SOCIETY * Circuits, Death, and Sacred fiction: The City of Banaras MAHESH DAAS* Digital Cosmologies: Religion, Technology, and Ideology ARTHUR KROKER* Technologies of the Apocalypse: The Left Behind Novels and Flight from the Flesh STEPHEN PFOHL CULTURE, ART, AND COMMUNICATION PERCEPTION * The Aura of the Digital MICHAEL BETANCOURT* When Taste Politics Meets Terror: The Critical Art Ensemble on Trial JOAN HAWKINS* Distraction and Digital Culture WILLIAM BOGARD PERFORMANCE * Metal Performance: humanizing Robots, Returning to Nature, and Camping About STEVE DIXON* Prosthetic Head: Intelligence, Awareness, and Agency STELARC* Simulated Talking Machines: Stelarc's Prosthetic Head JULIE CLARKE* Slipstreaming the Cyborg FRANCESCA DE NICOL IN CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTINA MCPHEE SOUND * Black Secret Technology (The Whitey on the Moon Dub) JULIAN JONKER* Material Memories: Time and the Cinematic Image PAUL D. MILLER (DJ SPOOKY)* The Turntable CHARLES MUDEDE Bibliography Contributors