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Information fantasies : precarious mediation in postsocialist China /
Xiao Liu.
imprint
Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, [2019]
description
318 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN
1517902738, 1517902746, 9781517902735, 9781517902742
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imprint
Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, [2019]
isbn
1517902738
1517902746
9781517902735
9781517902742
contents note
Introduction: "information pot" and postsocialist politics of mediation -- Extrasensory powers, magic waves, and information explosion: imagining the digital -- The curious case of a robot doctor: rethinking labor, expert systems, and the interface -- The "ultrastable system" and the new cinema -- Affective form: advertising, information aesthetics, and experimental writing in the market economy -- Liminal mediation and the cinema redefined -- Epilogue: the virtual past(s) of the future(s).
abstract
"Information Fantasies focuses on the cultural practices and media imaginations around information technologies, cybernetics, and systems theory in late 1970s and 1980s China. Xiao Liu explores China's rise to prominence in the global economy through revisiting these earlier 'information fantasies' present in science fiction, modernist writing, films, scientific treatises, historical monographs, and key intellectual debates"--
catalogue key
12251893
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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