Synopses & Reviews
The contemporary media landscape might be described in simple terms as a digital terrain where real and virtual worlds collide. Stephen Kennedy investigates the concept of our digital space leading up to the digital turn of the 1990s to fully understand how our perceptions of orientation in space in time was altered.
Chaos Media: A Sonic Economy of Digital Space re-thinks the five fundamental paths to our contemporary understanding of the digital age: cultural, political, economic, scientific, and aesthetic, and ties them together to form a coherent whole in order to demonstrate how critical thinking can be reconfigured using a methodological approach that uses 'chaos' and 'complexity' as systematic tools for studying contemporary mediated space.
Kennedy introduces the concept of Sonic Economy, a methodology that allows for a critical engagement with the heterogeneous elements of an information society wherein the dispersion of discrete elements is manifest but not always clearly visible.
About the Author
Dr. Stephen Kennedy, Lecturer in Communications and Creative Arts at University of Greenwich, UK, is a critical theorist and political philosopher whose research ranges in scope from an analytic assessment of the figure of new technology in governmental policy to the circulation of cultural capital within mediated environments.
Table of Contents
Chapter One [Cultural] - Motor Cities
Chapter Two [Political] -Territories of Resistance
Chapter Three [Economic] - An Invisible Exchange
Chapter Four [Science] - Sonic Dimensions
Chapter Five [Aesthetics] - Echostate