Brings together the main contributions to this debate from some of the key figures in the field. Major topics addressed include: postindustrialism and globalization, surveillance, and the impact of corporate capital on the information revolution.
Is it possible to experience the joy and benefits of computing in a way that asserts individual and collective autonomy? Drawing on the ideas of the 'slow movement', Slow Computing sets out numerous practical and political means to take back control and counter the more pernicious effects of living digital lives.
Rob Kitchin explores how data-driven technologies have become essential to society, government and the economy. Blending scholarly analysis, biography and fiction, he demonstrates how data influence our daily lives.
Considers topics ranging from Google's role as the anti-Microsoft and life as an employee at the company to the diversification of Google's interests into books and mobile phones. This book also addresses the challenge Google poses to big media, its engagements and conflicts with countries such as China and India.