[Air-L] Seeking references to philosophical perspective on digital culture and social media

Morgan Leigh morgan at wirejunkie.com
Sun Feb 26 23:28:46 PST 2012

I strongly recommend you read Ray Kurzweil on transhumanism. Start with
The Singularity is Near (try to get a recent edition as they have extra
material where he answers some criticisms of this ideas) and then go to
The Age of Spiritual Machines. Readers Digest Condensed Version = we are
going to merge with machines.

Glyn Moody - Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution and also
Mark Pesce - http://thenextbillionseconds.com/2012/01/10/initiation/

Cory Doctorow, both his fiction and non fiction writings, perhaps
especially for your purposes his book Little Brother.

Charles Stross especially his book Halting State. His story Lobsters is
just crazy out there, but amazing.


Morgan Leigh
PhD Candidate
School of Sociology and Social Work
University of Tasmania

On 27/02/2012 7:46 AM, Carmel Vaisman wrote:
> Dear all,
> I would appreciate your help in finding papers and books that employ
> philosophical concepts to explain the impact of current technology or even
> predict human change based on social media and digital culture. For
> example, Slavoy Zizek's latest writing, Roger Silverstone's writing on
> "proper distance", Bauman's writing on presence and mobile telephony and
> even Turkle's latest book. Anything similar goes.
> Thank you,
> Carmel L. Vaisman, PhD.
> Visiting Scholar at Indiana University
> Mobile: (812) 360-4212
> http://www.absolutecarmel.com
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