Reading Digital Culture
February 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
Part I: The Machine in the Garden.
Part II: Knowledge and Communication in a Digital Age.
Part III: Living in the Immaterial World.
Part IV: Performing Identity in Cyberspace.
Part V: Searching for Community Online.
Part VI: Reading Digital Culture.
- Brings together some of the most provocative commentators on digital culture.
- Presents both classic essays on digital cultures as well as more recent, cutting-edge articles.
- Includes a wider and more far-reaching selection of topics than any other volume on the subject.
"This is an absorbing and fascinating anthology that is sure to become a classic. It should be required reading for anyone hopeful of understanding, at a deep and profound level, the essences of contemporary digital thought from its leading thinkers. This compilation provokes fresh insights that make it a major contribution to the field." Lynn Hershman, University of California, Davis.
"Anyone teaching classes in subjects that intersect with digital culture will be grateful to Trend for this compilation. It contains many classic texts essential for those pursuing digital art production or critique of our technological world. Reading these texts will help raise awareness that creative work with digital media generates many issues and responsibilities." Victoria Vesna, University of California, Los Angeles.
"This collection of some 35 essays and excerpts, edited by David Trend, comprises significant writings on digital culture. The material is an important resource for cultural studies. Trend's selection and structuring along with his introductory notes for each section make this a valuable and unique assemblage." Times Higher Education Supplement