Hamletov mobilni: Zapisi sa americke avenije digitalne kulture
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By: Milan Mishich
A brilliant and thoughtful handbook for the Internet age. Digital technology empowers us, as never before, yet it has unforeseen consequences as well. In Misic's Hamlet's Cellphone, we find a crisp, passionately argued answer to the question that everyone who's grown dependent on digital devices is asking: Where's the rest of my life?
Hamlet's Cellphone challenges the widely held assumption that the more we connect through technology, the better. In our time, with the help of digital memory, we have arrived to the extension of the mechanism of "panoptic control" into the past-since the Internet remembers what we want to be forgotten. Technology also has killed the second Judeo-Christian commandment" To love God above everything else, and thy neighbor like myself. Among many other things, in Hamlet's Cellphone, Misic explains how in this technological, mass civilization, we don't care about our neighbors; we don't even know if our neighbor is dying. In a society such as ours, which identifies human identity with our "digital" past, Misic's vision can have a redeeming effect of great significance.
Number of pages: 302, softbound