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Postmodernism and the Digital Era

Flores, Fernando LU (2007)
Abstract
The concept ‘postmodernism’ refers to a very complex ideological movement concerning the entire cognitive field; from music to architecture, from film to philosophy and from technology to sociology. As an academic ‘subject’ or object of study, its origin can be dated to the midst of the 1980’s, but as a historical process, the dating is more difficult. Some writers associate the birth of postmodernism to Husserl’s phenomenological revolution.

The starting point of postmodernism could also be determined from ‘modernism’. We could try to follow the modernistic movement and seek to determine its crisis and dissolution. Nevertheless, problems rise with that determination, due to the variety of references to one and the same concept.... (More)
The concept ‘postmodernism’ refers to a very complex ideological movement concerning the entire cognitive field; from music to architecture, from film to philosophy and from technology to sociology. As an academic ‘subject’ or object of study, its origin can be dated to the midst of the 1980’s, but as a historical process, the dating is more difficult. Some writers associate the birth of postmodernism to Husserl’s phenomenological revolution.

The starting point of postmodernism could also be determined from ‘modernism’. We could try to follow the modernistic movement and seek to determine its crisis and dissolution. Nevertheless, problems rise with that determination, due to the variety of references to one and the same concept. ‘Modernism’ means one thing in literary history and another in the history of ideas. In literary history, modernism is associated to the works of Joyce, Eliot, Pound, Proust and Kafka. It is associated to a new form of writing that develops during the beginning of the 20th century and whose characteristics, among others, is the impressionistic discourse, the subjectivity, the variety of perspectives, the fragmentation of forms and non-continuous discourses. (Less)
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Artificial Life, Popular Culture, Surveillance, Postmodernism, Digital Era, Ecological Movement
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Department of Informatics, Lund University
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English
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The starting point of postmodernism could also be determined from ‘modernism’. We could try to follow the modernistic movement and seek to determine its crisis and dissolution. Nevertheless, problems rise with that determination, due to the variety of references to one and the same concept. ‘Modernism’ means one thing in literary history and another in the history of ideas. In literary history, modernism is associated to the works of Joyce, Eliot, Pound, Proust and Kafka. It is associated to a new form of writing that develops during the beginning of the 20th century and whose characteristics, among others, is the impressionistic discourse, the subjectivity, the variety of perspectives, the fragmentation of forms and non-continuous discourses.},
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  language     = {eng},
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  title        = {Postmodernism and the Digital Era},
  year         = {2007},
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