By Benjamin Peters

In the age of seek, key words more and more arrange examine, instructing, or even inspiration itself. encouraged by means of Raymond Williams's 1976 vintage Keywords, the well timed assortment Digital Keywords gathers pointed, provocative brief essays on greater than dozen key phrases through best and emerging electronic media students from the components of anthropology, electronic humanities, historical past, political technological know-how, philosophy, non secular reviews, rhetoric, technology and know-how experiences, and sociology. Digital Keywords examines and opinions the wealthy lexicon animating the rising box of electronic studies.

This assortment broadens our figuring out of ways we speak about the trendy global, quite of the vocabulary at paintings in details applied sciences. individuals scrutinize each one key-phrase independently: for instance, the new pairing of digital and analog is separated, whereas vintage phrases equivalent to community, culture, event, memory, and democracy are handled in gentle in their old and highbrow value. Metaphors of the cloud in cloud computing and the mirror in facts mirroring mix with fresh and radical makes use of of phrases similar to information, sharing, gaming, algorithm, and internet to bare formerly hidden insights into modern lifestyles. Bookended via a serious advent and an inventory of over 200 different electronic keyword phrases, those essays offer concise, compelling arguments approximately our present mediated condition.

Digital Keywords delves into what language does in ultra-modern details revolution and why it matters.

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