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November 09, 2005

network culture


or Transcontemporaneity

"Fredric Jameson's classic description of Postmodernism as the cultural logic of late capitalism is now well over twenty years old. Jameson's analysis is crucial for understanding late twentieth century thinking, but in the intervening years, culture has changed radically.

As part of my Networked Publics fellowship at the Annenberg Center for Communication, I am preparing a series of documents about the cultural dominant that succeeds postmodernism. This material was developed over the last four years with new media architecture collaborative AUDC.

Instead of a theoretical piece, I'll open this discussion with a table outlining some empirical observations about this new condition which we can term "Network Culture," or perhaps "Transcontemporaneity.": [blogged by kazys on varnelis.net]

Posted by jo at November 9, 2005 11:26 AM