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Digital Culture

  • Tula GianniniEmail author
  • Jonathan P. Bowen
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Part of the Springer Series on Cultural Computing book series (SSCC)

Abstract

We trace the foundations of digital culture to Claude Shannon and Alan Turing, pioneers of information theory and computer science including algorithms, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, demonstrating how these developments are shaping our digital life and digital future. We examine life in code and digits in the context of digital ways of doing, knowing, being, and living, covering, for example, digital information behavior and the impacts of the convergence of all digital media, a digital tipping point at the heart of digital culture. This chapter provides the background and context for the rest of the book in the framework of museums and related cultural and heritage institutions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of InformationPratt InstituteNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.School of EngineeringLondon South Bank UniversityLondonUK
  3. 3.Southwest UniversityChongqingChina

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