Digimodernism has 61 ratings and 5 reviews. Alan Kirby calls this cultural paradigm digimodernism, a name comprising bot A bold new challenge to. Digimodernism is a theory developed by British cultural critic Alan Kirby (see picture at right) to describe new media technology’s impact on. How does the shift into digimodernism radically alter society, further upsetting the Kirby calls this shift digimodernism, and it is this digimodern theory that is.
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“It’s really something”: What is Digimodernism?
Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Digimodernism by Alan Kirby. A bold new challenge to postmodern theory The increasing irrelevance of postmodernism requires a new theory to underpin our current digital culture.
kirbh Almost without anybody noticing, a new cultural paradigm has taken center stage, displacing an exhausted and increasingly marginalized postmodernism. Alan Kirby calls this cultural paradigm digimodernism, a name comprising bot A bold new challenge to postmodern theory The increasing irrelevance of postmodernism requires a new theory to underpin our current digital culture. Alan Kirby calls this cultural paradigm digimodernism, a name comprising both its central technical mode and the privileging of fingers and thumbs inherent in its use.
Beginning with the Internet digimodernism’s most important locusthen taking into account television, cinema, computer games, music, radio, etc.
With users intervening physically in the creation of texts, our electronically-dependent society is becoming more involved in the grand narrative. To clarify these trends, Kirby compares them to the contrasting tendencies of the preceding postmodern era. In defining this new cultural age, the author avoids both facile euphoria and pessimistic fatalism, aiming instead digimodenism understand and thereby gain control of a cultural mode which seems, as though from nowhere, to have engulfed our society.
With new technologies unfolding almost daily, this work will help to categorize and explain our new digital world and our place in it, as well as equip us with a better understanding of the digital technologies that have a massive impact on our culture.
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The Death of Postmodernism and Beyond
So what is it? It’s about creating new forms of text, and new relationships between authors and readers.
The dominant features include onwardness or the growing and incomplete nature of the text I think that too often these days, research for a high schooler, and often even a college student, means glancing at Wikipedia, doing a fast Google search, and cutting and pasting some quotations together.
In the best-case scenario, the student will put quotation marks around the pasted passages: Digimodernism is like say that Twitterfiction is the latest thing. It consists of writing stories within the character constraints of Twitter.
I can see that in this brave new digital world, we are intent on speed rather than repetition and slow study. As a result, I think we’ve lost sight of the fact that reading well requires time and patience. What happens is readers can tweet back or comment immediately on the work — if one can call it that. Readers can become authors themselves by adding to it, like one of those old parlor games.
What’s happening is people are learning to want everything fast and reduced to ridiculous and unreadable minimalism. There is nothing to enjoy because the digital world provides too many options and none that are any better than the other I would like to have seen more information about literature and taking time to learn to write and the read and then be able to write a sensible comparison of what has been read.
It would mean learning to read slower and appreciate the words of the author. Mar 24, Monica rated it liked it. Interesting cultural commentary, but I would’ve liked more focus on literature, considering Kirby makes the claim elsewhere and here that postmodernist literature is irrelevant for current college students.
It is not that Kirby is opposed to free speech or self-expression; he just perceives unique free speech in a Digimodern world as worthless, thankless, and lost within the entropy of an online chorus teaming with infinite babbling voices.
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