Digital Futures


General Editors: Arthur Kroker and Marilouise Kroker, University of Victoria Advisory Board: Taiaiake Alfred, University of Victoria; Michael Dartnell, University of New Brunswick; Ronald Deibert, University of Toronto; Christopher Dewdney, York University; Sara Diamond, OCAD; Sue Golding (Johnny de philo), University of Greenwich; Pierre Levy, University of Ottawa; Warren Magnusson, University of Victoria; Lev Manovich, University of California, San Diego; Marcos Novak, University of California, Los Angeles; John O'Neill, York University; Stephen Pfohl, Boston College; Avital Ronell, New York University; Brian Singer, York University; Sandy Stone, University of Texas, Austin; Andrew Wernick, Trent University Digital Futures is a series of critical examinations of technological development and the transformation of contemporary society by technology. The concerns of the series are framed by the broader traditions of literature, humanities, politics, and the arts. Focussing on the ethical, political, and cultural implications of emergent technologies, the series looks at the future of technology through the 'digital eye' of the writer, new media artist, political theorist, social thinker, cultural historian, and humanities scholar. The series invites contributions to understanding the political and cultural context of contemporary technology and encourages ongoing creative conversations on the destiny of the wired world in all of its utopian promise and real perils.
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Post-TV: Piracy, Cord-Cutting, and the Future of Television
Post-TV: Piracy, Cord-Cutting, and the Future of Television
By Michael Strangelove

In Post-TV, Michael Strangelove explores the viewing habits and values of the post-television generation, one that finds new ways to exploit technology to find its entertainment for free, rather than for a fee.

Published Mar 2015
Critical Digital Studies: A Reader, Second Edition
Critical Digital Studies: A Reader, Second Edition
Edited by Arthur Kroker and Marilouise Kroker

Published Nov 2013
War X: Human Extensions in Battlespace
War X: Human Extensions in Battlespace
by Tim Blackmore

War X is an explosive introduction to the discussion of modern warfare and a timely consideration of industrial warfare. It is also a deliberation on the startling world of new weapon development, and the indescribable future of war that beckons.

Published Nov 2011
The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices, and Poetics of Mobile Media
The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices, and Poetics of Mobile Media
Edited by Barbara Crow, Michael Longford, and Kim Sawchuk

The Wireless Spectrum explores how wireless technologies have modified both individual and public life, transforming our experiences of space, time, and place, while reshaping our day-to-day interactions.

Published Jun 2010
Watching YouTube: Extraordinary Videos by Ordinary People
Watching YouTube: Extraordinary Videos by Ordinary People
Michael Strangelove

Watching YouTube raises questions about the future of cultural memory, identity, politics, warfare, and family life when everyday representational practices are altered by four billion cameras in the hands of ordinary people.

Published Apr 2010
Fluid Screens, Expanded Cinema
Fluid Screens, Expanded Cinema
Edited by Janine Marchessault and Susan Lord

Using Gene Youngblood's 1970 book Expanded Cinema as an anchor for the volume, Fluid Screens, Expanded Cinema understands the digital not simply as a technological form, but also as an experience of space and time that is tied to capitalism.

Published Jun 2008
Insurgency Online: Web Activism and Global Conflict
Insurgency Online: Web Activism and Global Conflict
By Michael Y. Dartnell

Insurgency Online shows that online activism is a ripe, new territory for non-governmental actors to raise awareness and develop support around the world.

Published May 2006
The Empire of Mind: Digital Piracy and the Anti-Capitalist Movement
The Empire of Mind: Digital Piracy and the Anti-Capitalist Movement
By Michael Strangelove

In the course of exploring new media, The Empire of Mind also makes apparent that digital piracy will not be eliminated.

Published Sep 2005
The Genetic Imaginary: DNA in the Canadian Criminal Justice System
The Genetic Imaginary: DNA in the Canadian Criminal Justice System
By Neil Gerlach

The Genetic Imaginary demonstrates that the overall effect of these changes to the criminal justice system has been to emphasize the importance of community security at the expense of individual rights.

Published Sep 2004
The Will to Technology and the Culture of Nihilism: Heidegger, Marx, Nietzsche
The Will to Technology and the Culture of Nihilism: Heidegger, Marx, Nietzsche
By Arthur Kroker

In The Will to Technology and the Culture of Nihilism, Kroker consistently enacts an invigorating and innovative vision, bringing together critical theory, art, and politics to reveal the philosophic apparatus of technoculture.

Published Mar 2004