Uncoding the Digital

Technology, Subjectivity and Action in the Control Society

  • David┬áSavat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. David Savat
      Pages 1-9
  3. The Database

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. David Savat
      Pages 13-37
    3. David Savat
      Pages 38-60
  4. The Interface

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. David Savat
      Pages 63-82
    3. David Savat
      Pages 83-106
    4. David Savat
      Pages 107-147
  5. The Network

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. David Savat
      Pages 151-169
    3. David Savat
      Pages 170-192
    4. David Savat
      Pages 193-209
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      Pages 210-214
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-246

About this book


Digital media are having an enormous impact on the world. From the seemingly mundane, like playing World of Warcraft, to posting a message on Twitter or Facebook, to the operation of financial markets, to transformations in science and the economy - digital media continue to revolutionize how people live their daily life. This book challenges how we understand our relationship with our digital machines, and shows how they open up a new capacity for action in the world. A capacity for action that we should no longer simply think of in terms of movement and force, but also in terms of flow and viscosity. A capacity for action that produces a politics of fluids, and finds its expression not only in new forms of social control, but also in a renewed ability for people to engage with the world and each other.


action coding database Digital Media media politics technology

Authors and affiliations

  • David┬áSavat
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Western AustraliaAustralia

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