Received a copy of the wonderful new 2nd edition of the Critical Digital Studies Reader just before the winter break. There’s a really useful Garnet Hertz interview with Jussi Parikka (Archaeologies of Media Art). I also have a chapter on contagion in the New Digital Media section.
Critical Digital Studies: A Reader, Second Edition
Edited by Arthur Kroker and Marilouise Kroker
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.
Here’s a link to the book on the UTP site.