Reading and Writing in the Digital Age
One of the main arguments in cultural theory today is that the transition from what is described as a closed print-based culture to an open digital culture is part of a broader shift in how culture is produced and consumed. It is argued that digital technologies turn consumers and readers into producers and writers by giving them access to the necessary tools for remixing and remaking culture for themselves. In this chapter, I locate the question of cultural production within a broader historical debate over the status of mimesis and propose that the theory of nonmimetic reflection, in which culture is understood as shaped by social relations, provides the most effective framework for the study of digital culture.
With the development of the digital economy, the contradiction between what the productivity of labor makes possible and the property relations
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Publication information: Book title: The Digital Condition: Class and Culture in the Information Network. Contributors: Rob Wilkie - Author. Publisher: Fordham University Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2011. Page number: 122.