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1. Media, Culture and TechnologyMedia, Culture and Technology Tim Jordan, Cyberpower “The virtual social” Theories of Power Weber – power as possession Barnes –…
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  • 1. Media, Culture and TechnologyMedia, Culture and Technology Tim Jordan, Cyberpower “The virtual social” Theories of Power Weber – power as possession Barnes – power as a constitution of social order Foucault – power as a network of dominator and dominated
  • 2. Media, Culture and TechnologyMedia, Culture and Technology Tim Jordan, Cyberpower “The virtual social” Avatars – all online presence is a process of representation and self- definition, including choosing/ controlling the information you want to receive.
  • 3. Media, Culture and TechnologyMedia, Culture and Technology Tim Jordan, Cyberpower “The virtual social” Cyberspace is a space, abstracted from physical space, but software and hardware allow that space to exist.
  • 4. Media, Culture and TechnologyMedia, Culture and Technology Tim Jordan, Cyberpower “The virtual social” Cyberspace is a space, abstracted from physical space, but software and hardware allow that space to exist. Technopower is “an oscillation” – the constant shifting b/t the experience of neutral “things” and their social, ethical values
  • 5. Media, Culture and TechnologyMedia, Culture and Technology Tim Jordan, Cyberpower “The virtual social” There is technopower is real space but it is a more complicated terrain of power (bodies, economies, institutions). In cyberspace, technopower is dominant.
  • 6. Media, Culture and TechnologyMedia, Culture and Technology Tim Jordan, Cyberpower “The virtual social” The technopower spiral - Overload (two aspects: volume, chaotic organization) - Technologies as tools – specifically to manage the information environment of cyberspace.
  • 7. Information Overload New tools to manage information – new experts/expertise More capacity leads to more overload More tools to manage information – more reliance on experts More capacity leads to more overload More tools – growing distance between those with and without “cyberpower” The technopower spiral
  • 8. Media, Culture and TechnologyMedia, Culture and Technology Tim Jordan, Cyberpower “The virtual social” The technopower spiral Power and “elite status” does not equal complete freedom – but it does mean more mobility and choice.
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