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Bright Labyrinth: Sex, Death and Design in the Digital Regime

Bright Labyrinth: Sex, Death and Design in the Digital Regime

Current price: $20.95
Publication Date: November 6th, 2016
Publisher:
Strange Attractor Press
ISBN:
9781907222184
Pages:
352
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Description

A subtle and sometimes disturbing account of how technology has impacted upon human culture.

The Bright Labyrinth is a subtle and sometimes disturbing account of how technology has impacted upon human culture. Offering a theoretical map for the future development of communication design, The Bright Labyrinth draws upon architecture and film, avant-garde art and critical theory, military strategy and machine intelligence to guide the reader through the Digital Regime that has shaped a century of human creativity and thought.

Inside The Bright Labyrinth you will encounter Edison's talking dolls, the dream archi- tecture of world fairs and movie sets, Japanese comic books, early super- computers, sex researchers, zombies, assassins, monsters and ghosts.

Ken Hollings reveals how our relationship with media and machines is far more dynamic, unstable and stimulating than we have previously allowed ourselves to believe. The Digital Regime throws long shadows over our past; and it is only by looking deeply into these shadows that we can begin to understand the rapid changes taking place all around us.

About the Author

Ken Hollings is a writer, broadcaster, and cultural theorist based in London and the author of Welcome to Mars and The Bright Labyrinth (both published by Strange Attractor Press). He teaches at the Royal College of Art.