Cloud time: the inception of the future

Coley, Rob and Lockwood, Dean (2012) Cloud time: the inception of the future. Zero Books. ISBN 1780990952 , 9781780990958

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Abstract

The 'Cloud', hailed as a new digital commons, a utopia of collaborative expression and constant connection, actually constitutes a strategy of vitalist post-hegemonic power, which moves to dominate immanently and intensively, organizing our affective political involvements, instituting new modes of enclosure, and, crucially, colonizing the future through a new temporality of control. The virtual is often claimed as a realm of invention through which capitalism might be cracked, but it is precisely here that power now thrives. Cloud time, in service of security and profit, assumes all is knowable. We bear witness to the collapse of both past and future virtuals into a present dedicated to the exploitation of the spectres of both.

Item Type:Book or Monograph
Keywords:Web, Digital commons
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
P Mass Communications and Documentation > P304 Electronic Media studies
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Media
ID Code:5489
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:09 May 2012 11:02
Last Modified:04 Dec 2013 14:13

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