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Deep Search

The Politics of Search Beyond Google, 1st Edition

Edited by Konrad Becker, Felix Stalder

Studien Verlag, Austria

216 pages

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Paperback: 9783706547956
pub: 2009-12-01
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Deep Search collects 13 texts which investigate the social and political dimensions of how we navigate the deep seas of knowledge. What do we win, and what do we lose when we move from an analogue to a digital information order? How is computer readable significance produced, how is meaning involved in machine communication? Where is the potential of having access to such vast amounts of information? What are the dangers of our reliance on search engines and are there any approaches that do not follow the currently dominating paradigm of Google? This volume answers these questions of culture, context and classification regarding information systems that should not be ignored.

About the Editors

Konrad Becker is director of the Institute for New Culture Technologies and co-founder of Public Netbase (1994-2006), he started World-Information.Org, a cultural intelligence agency.

Felix Stalder is a lecturer in the theory of the media society at the Zurich University of Arts. He is the founder of Openflows, long-time moderator of the nettime mailing list, and a board member of the Institute for New Cultural Technologies in Vienna.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General