Consumption in An Age of Information

Synopsis

Consumption has become a global phenomenon. This expansion of consumption has occurred at the same time as notions of information and digitization have become all-pervasive in our media culture. As ever greater aspects of the world have come to be seen as "data", information has increasingly become the very currency of consumption. Consumption in an Age of Information analyzes this new relationship between information and consumption. Leading theorists and critics map this new terrain, ranging across high theory and popular culture--from E-Bay auctions to "smart homes", from the everyday consumption of MP3 files and DVDs to the rituals of media violence, from internet-surfing to the role of "speed" in contemporary culture.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Sande Cohen
  • R. L. Rutsky
  • Jean Baudrillard
  • Mark Poster
  • Tom Lutz
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2005