The Message is Murder: Substrates of Computational Capital download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jonathan Beller

The Message is Murder: Substrates of Computational Capital download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jonathan Beller year 2017
  • Book name: The Message is Murder: Substrates of Computational Capital
  • Author: Jonathan Beller
  • Release date: 2017/1/11
  • Publisher: PLUTO PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Reference
  • ISBN: 9780745337302
  • Rating: 9.23 of 10
  • Votes: 836
  • Review by: Lia Linn
  • Review rating: 8.14 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/29
  • Total pages: 224
  • Includes a PDF summary of 17 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Written as a wake-up call to the field of media studies, The Message is Murder analyses the violence bound up in the everyday functions of digital media. At its core is the concept of 'computational capital' - the idea that capitalism itself is a computer, turning qualities into quantities, and that the rise of digital culture and technologies under capitalism should be seen as an extension of capitalism's bloody logic.Engaging with Borges, Turing, Claude Shannon, Hitchcock and Marx, this book tracks computational capital to reveal the lineages of capitalised power as it has restructured representation, consciousness and survival in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It argues that the global intensification of inequality relies on the discursive, informatic and screen-mediated production of social difference.Ultimately The Message is Murder makes the case for recognising media communications across all platforms - books, films, videos, photographs and even language itself - as technologies of political economy, entangled with the social contexts of a capitalism that is inherently racial, gendered and genocidal.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 9H23M43S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Computing: General, Communication Studies, Media Studies
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 24.67 USD
  • Dimensions: 135x215x20.32mm
  • Weight: 272.16g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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