[csaa-forum] new book: The Participatory Condition in the Digital Age

nico carpentier nico.carpentier at vub.ac.be
Mon May 23 22:58:12 ACST 2016

The Participatory Condition in the Digital Age
2016 - Darin Barney, Gabriella Coleman, Christine Ross, Jonathan Sterne, 
and Tamar Tembeck, Editors

$27.00 paper ISBN 978-0-8166-9771-7
$94.50 cloth ISBN 978-0-8166-9770-0
360 pages, 33 b&w photos, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, November 2016


An unprecedented transdisciplinary call to reassess the meaning of 
participation in the digital age. Structured along four axes 
investigating the relations between participation and politics, 
surveillance, openness, and aesthetics, The Participatory Condition in 
the Digital Age comprises fifteen essays that explore the promises, 
possibilities, and failures of contemporary participatory media 
practices. This book represents the most comprehensive and 
transdisciplinary endeavor to date to examine the nature, place, and 
value of participation in the digital age.


The Participatory Condition: An Introduction
Darin Barney, Gabriella Coleman, Christine Ross, Jonathan Sterne, and 
Tamar Tembeck

Part I: The Politics of Participation
1. Power as Participation’s Master Signifier
Nico Carpentier
2. Participation as Ideology in Occupy Wall Street
Cayley Sorochan
3. From TuniLeaks to Bassem Youssef: Revolutionary Media in the Arab World
Jillian C. York
4. Think Outside the Boss: Cooperative Alternatives for the 
Post-Internet Age
Trebor Scholz

Part II. Openness
5. Paradoxes of Participation
Christina Dunbar-Hester
6. Participatory Design and the Open Source Voice
Graham Pullin
7. Open Source Cancer: Brain Scans and the Rituality of Biodigital Data 
Alessandro Delfanti and Salvatore Iaconesi
8. Internet-Mediated Mutual Cooperation Practices: The Sharing of 
Material and Immaterial Resources
Bart Cammaerts

Part III. Participation under Surveillance
9. Big Urban Data and Shrinking Civic Space: The Statistical City Meets 
the Simulated City
Kate Crawford
10. The Pacification of Interactivity
Mark Andrejevic
11. The Surveillance–Innovation Complex: The Irony of the Participatory Turn
Julie E. Cohen

Part IV. Participation and Aisthesis
12. Preparations for a Haunting: Notes toward an Indigenous Future Imaginary
Jason Edward Lewis
13. Participatory Situations: The Dialogical Art of Instant Narrative by 
Dora García
Rudolf Frieling
14. The Formation of New Reason: Seven Proposals for the Renewal of 
Bernard Stiegler
15. Zoom Pavilion
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Krzysztof Wodiczko

Nico Carpentier
Uppsala University
Department of Informatics and Media
Kyrkogårdsgatan 10
753 13 Uppsala
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) - Free University of Brussels
Charles University in Prague
Media and participation: A site of ideological-democratic struggle
New article (open access):
Beyond the Ladder of Participation.
An Analytical Toolkit for the Critical Analysis of Participatory Media 
Javnost - the Public, Vol 23, Iss 2 (2016)
Centre for the study of Democracy, Signification and Resistance
International Association for Media and Communication Research
ECREA mailing list
European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School
E-mail (UUppsala): nico.carpentier at im.uu.se
E-mail (VUBrussels): nico.carpentier at vub.ac.be
T (UUppsala): +46 (0)18 471 6341
Room (UUppsala): Ekonomikum building E329
Web: http://nicocarpentier.net/

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