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information age

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The period beginning around 1970 and noted for the abundant publication, consumption, and manipulation of information, especially by computers and computer networks.

information age

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(Sociology) a time when large amounts of information are widely available to many people, largely through computer technology

information age

A description of the modern period in which the manipulation of information has become a major global industry.
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Noun1.information age - a period beginning in the last quarter of the 20th century when information became easily accessible through publications and through the manipulation of information by computers and computer networksinformation age - a period beginning in the last quarter of the 20th century when information became easily accessible through publications and through the manipulation of information by computers and computer networks
modern era - the present or recent times
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Futures: Informationalism and the Googlization of Knowledge,"
Much of this rapid transformation of digital logic and the properties of systems can be captured in the notion of "algorithmic capitalism" (Peters, 2012c, 2013) as an aspect of informationalism (informational capitalism) or "cybernetic capitalism," a term that recognizes more precisely the cybernetic system similarities among various sectors of the post-industrial capitalist economy in its third phase of development--from mercantilism, to industrialism and finally to cybernetics --linking the growth of the multinational info-utilities (e.
The means of informationalism and the goal of dignity can have a two-way synergistic relationship, which can be either enabled or undermined by social and institutional factors.
The contemporary passenger experience at global airports turns on a number of distinctions--between entertainment and security, experimentalism and surveillance, enlivened experience and virtual informationalism.
Well, if we do, it is not a religion that celebrates universal informationalism so much as it might be one that helps us to embrace those who are different from ourselves, with all their particularities.
to informationalism involves the commodification of important
1) See Manuel Castells, Informationalism, Networks, and the Network Society: A Theoretical Blueprint, in THE NETWORK SOCIETY: A CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE 3 (Manuel Castells ed.
But, this essay argues, Doctorow's writing contrasts with the speculative idealism that associates digital culture with a smooth entry into inclusive technological systems, the epochal arrival of networked informationalism, or the transcendence of social power.
In brief, informationalism has been described as a technological paradigm that draws on the capabilities of digital technologies to recombine elements from different sources (for example, the "mashup") with the distributional flexibility of global internetworking.
Castells spoke of a model of informationalism, thereby drawing attention to the increasing role of "knowledge and information in all processes of material production and distribution" (Rise 91-92).
13) Turner points out that the rhetoric of peer-to-peer informationalism actively obscures the material and technical infrastructures on which both the Internet and the lives of the digital generation depend: the techno-utopians of the 1990s denied their dependence on any but themselves and developed a way of thinking and talking about digital technologies from within which it was almost impossible to challenge their own elite status.

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