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A cultural form for the technological society

Bastos, M. T. (2013). A cultural form for the technological society. MATRIZes, 7(1), pp. 183-195. doi: 10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v7i1p193-195


This paper reconstructs a theoretical debate that emerged from the work of Niklas Luhmann, Dirk Baecker and Vilém Flusser on the cultural form that should arise within computer society. Despite the diferences of epistemological perspective and theoretical foundation that the three authors presented, their works share an understanding that the introduction of computers and the internet changes not only culture, but also the material structure of society. The frst part of the paper discusses the historical inevitability regarding the emergence of a cultural form for technology, while the second part of the text suggests a few possible forms that may stabilize the surplus of meaning created by computers and the internet.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: culture, Niklas Luhmann, Vilém Flusser
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Media, Culture & Creative Industries > Media & Communications
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