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The Resource Changing the subject : art and attention in the Internet age, Sven Birkerts

Changing the subject : art and attention in the Internet age, Sven Birkerts

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Changing the subject : art and attention in the Internet age
Title
Changing the subject
Title remainder
art and attention in the Internet age
Statement of responsibility
Sven Birkerts
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1994, Sven Birkerts published The Gutenberg elegies, his celebrated rallying cry to resist the oncoming digital advances, especially those that might affect the way we read literature and experience art. Over the next two decades of rampant change, Birkerts has reluctantly allowed a degree of everyday digital technology into his life... In Changing the subject, he examines the changes that he has observed in himself and others-- the distraction induced by reading on the screen; the loss of personal agency through reliance on GPS and one-stop information resources; an increasing acceptance of "hive" behaviors. "An unprecedented shift is underway," he argues, and "this transformation is dramatically accelerated and more psychologically formative than any previous technological innovation." He finds solace in engagement with art, particularly literature, and contemplates the countering energies available to us through acts of sustained attention, even as he worries that our increasingly mediated existences are a threat to creativity."--Page 4 of cover
Summary
"In 1994, Sven Birkerts published The Gutenberg elegies, his celebrated rallying cry to resist the oncoming digital advances, especially those that might affect the way we read literature and experience art. Over the next two decades of rampant change, Birkerts has reluctantly allowed a degree of everyday digital technology into his life... In Changing the subject, he examines the changes that he has observed in himself and others--the distraction induced by reading on the screen; the loss of personal agency through reliance on GPS and one-stop information resources; an increasing acceptance of "hive" behaviors. 'An unprecedented shift is underway," he argues, and "this transformation is dramatically accelerated and more psychologically formative than any previous technological innovation.' He finds solace in engagement with art, particularly literature, and contemplates the countering energies available to us through acts of sustained attention, even as he worries that our increasingly mediated existences are a threat to creativity."--Page 4 of cover
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Writing style
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10450746
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Birkerts, Sven
Dewey number
303.4833
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Internet
  • Art and technology
  • Literature and technology
  • Technological innovations
  • Digital media
  • Thought and thinking
  • Art and technology
  • Internet
  • Technological innovations
  • Thought and thinking
Target audience
adult
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art and attention in the internet age
Label
Changing the subject : art and attention in the Internet age, Sven Birkerts
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898419567
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781555977214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898419567
Label
Changing the subject : art and attention in the Internet age, Sven Birkerts
Publication
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
ocn898419567
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781555977214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898419567

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