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dc.contributor.authorBeller, Jonathan
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-24 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-01 23:55:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-17 03:00:33
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T13:12:17Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T13:12:17Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-20
dc.identifier642743
dc.identifierOCN: 1024051104en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/30759
dc.description.abstractThe Message is Murder analyses the violence bound up in the everyday functions of digital media. At its core is the concept of 'computational capital' - the idea that capitalism itself is a computer, turning qualities into quantities, and that the rise of digital culture and technologies under capitalism should be seen as an extension of capitalism's bloody logic. Engaging with Borges, Turing, Claude Shannon, Hitchcock and Marx, this book tracks computational capital to reveal the lineages of capitalised power as it has restructured representation, consciousness and survival in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Ultimately The Message is Murder makes the case for recognising media communications across all platforms - books, films, videos, photographs and even language itself - as technologies of political economy, entangled with the social contexts of a capitalism that is inherently racial, gendered and genocidal.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFD Media studies
dc.subject.otherPolitical Science
dc.subject.otherCapitalism
dc.subject.otherMedia Studies
dc.subject.otherMarshall McLuhan
dc.subject.otherViolence
dc.subject.otherBorges
dc.subject.otherTuring
dc.subject.otherClaude Shannon
dc.subject.otherHitchcock
dc.subject.otherMarx
dc.subject.otherComputational Capital
dc.subject.otherPower
dc.subject.otherDigital Culture
dc.subject.otherPolitical Economy
dc.subject.otherRace & Ethnicity
dc.subject.otherGender
dc.subject.otherPhotography
dc.subject.otherRacism
dc.titleThe Message is Murder
dc.title.alternativeSubstrates of Computational Capital
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedBye7b13f6b-a18c-4c0b-97b8-d1891104b9c4
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.relation.isbn9781786801784;9781786801791
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.grant.number100920
oapen.grant.programKU Select 2017: Front list Collection
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Capitalism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalism; Photography - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photography; Racism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism
oapen.remark.public21-7-2020 - No DOI registered in CrossRef for ISBN 9780745337319
oapen.identifier.isbn9781786801784
grantor.number100920
oapen.identifier.ocn1024051104


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