iSpy has 26 ratings and 1 review. Lynn said: This book introduces the idea of what Dr. Andrejevic calls the “digital enclosure,” which suggests the dysto. In iSpy, Andrejevic poses real challenges for our digital future. Amazingly detailed, compellingly readable, it warns that we need to temper our enthusiasm for. iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era. Lawrence: PDF download for Review: Andrejevic, Mark. (). iSpy: Surveillance, Article Information.
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Richard Smith rated it really liked it Jan 31, He also considers the appropriation of consumer marketing for political campaigns in targeting voters, and also examines the implications of the Internet for the so-called War on Terror.
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By contrast, the digital age is one characterized by consumer participation and consequently is seemingly more demo- cratic by nature. In his logic, if differentiation alienated workers, the contemporary process of dedifferentiation further alienates andrejevicc by making it possible for exploited labor to seep into all facets of everyday life, not just in sndrejevic workplace.
Jacqueline marked it as to-read Jan 07, Click here to sign up. Consequently, he suggests that such a potential for democra- tic deliberation might have been possible in the not too distant past but has been usurped by lspy totalizing nature of the digital enclosure. Amazingly detailed, compellingly readable, it warns that we need to temper our enthusiasm for these technologies with a better understanding of the threats they pose-to be able to distinguish between interactivity as centralized control and as collaborative participation.
Andrejevic opens up the world of digital rights management and the data trail each sndrejevic us leaves-data about our locations, preferences, or life events that are already put to use in various economic, political, and social contexts.
iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era
The notion of privacy and its place within domestic and leisure fields is crucial to his argument. Andrejevic again upholds some of the basic tenets of modernist thought as offering the best chance for a more democratic society, despite his narrative of decline that that he offers for modernity, especially the logic of mass culture that characterizes much of the modern era.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Fredrik is currently reading it Feb 22, Yi-Fan Chen added it Nov 27, Andrejevic points out that we provide access to personalized data that is then commodified and sold to the benefit of the few industries that exercise control over the digital enclosure.
Andrejevic explains the increased efficiency of marketing within the dig- ital enclosure, describing the ways in which Taylorist means of monitoring the work- place were expanded to include the monitoring of consumers. Andrejevic holds on to the promise of an idealized public space with deliberative decision-making processes as the ultimate goal of democracy.
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iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era by Mark Andrejevic
He notes that, while citizens are becoming increasingly transparent to private and public monitoring agencies, they themselves are unable to access the information gathered about them-or know whether it’s even correct. References to this book Technologies of InSecurity: Skip to main content.
University Press of Kansas. Review of Mark Andrejevic’s “iSpy: It debunks the false promises of the digital revolution still touted by the qndrejevic media while seeking to rehabilitate, rather than simply write off, the potentially democratic uses of interactive media.
Other editions – View all ISpy: We submit to the limits and even overlook them because it is seductive to do so. Help Center Find new research papers in: However, his model suggests that the potential for such deliberation is rapidly waning in a world that is increasingly adhering to the logic of the digital anddejevic.
Cole Stratton rated it really liked it Sep 12, No eBook available Amazon. The myriad media and the accompanying discourses of liberation that accompany this media serve to constitute a nearly all encompassing field of surveillance that offers the false promise of interactivity and popular participation but actually serves the interests of is;y in positions of great political, cultural, and economic power.
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. He also considers the appropriation of consumer marketing for political campaigns in targeting voters, and also examines the implications of the Internet for the so-called War on Terror. These limits are exercised as data is demanded of us in exchange for convenience and speed. Bryce Renninger marked it as to-read Jun 05, Kathrin rated it really liked it Aug 31, Bri added it Jun 02, Ted rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Amazingly detailed, compellingly readable, it warns that we need to temper our enthusiasm for these technologies with a better understanding of the threats they pose-to be able to distinguish between interactivity as centralized control andrejevvic as collaborative participation.
On one hand, he wants to invoke the hallmarks of modernist con- ceptions of modernity, in which a differentiated public sphere can facilitate meaningful deliberation that works to the benefit of its citizens. Other books in the series.
Although Andrejevic does acknowledge the potential pleasure that consumers might experience through the digital technologies, it is diffi- cult to see how this andrjevic might be seen as anything besides a kind of false con- sciousness on the part of a duped consumer. Lauren marked it as to-read Sep 30, He argues that the only way to change course is to raise awareness of the business practices behind how digital products work and to identify alternative models.
In this logic, traditional mass culture failed to live up to expectations of democracy because the model failed to allow for the general population andrdjevic have a voice. Ayana rated it it was amazing Feb 02, Many contend that our proliferating interactive media empower individuals and democratize society. He prefers the differentiated society envisioned by modernity, with separate spheres for the pri- vate, governmental, communal, and economic, to a dedifferentiated society in which the boundaries between these spheres are becoming more easily traversable and those lines are subsequently being blurred.
However, one of the underlying themes of this book is that the pleasure derived from increased immersion within the digital enclosure has a narcotizing effect in that it lulls con- sumers into complacency by offering the spurious promise of democratic participation in their media consumption. Surveilance and Power in the Interactive Era”. ispu
In iSpy, Andrejevic poses real challenges for our digital future.