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dc.contributor.authorSprenger, Florian
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-04T14:51:04Z
dc.date.available2020-05-04T14:51:04Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifierBook_9783957960405_20200504_33
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/37575
dc.description.abstractBe it in the case of opening a website, sending an email, or high-frequency trading, bits and bytes of information have to cross numerous nodes at which micro-decisions are made. These decisions concern the most efficient path through the network, the processing speed, or the priority of incoming data packets. Despite their multifaceted nature, micro-decisions are a dimension of control and surveillance in the twenty-first century that has received little critical attention. They represent the smallest unit and the technical precondition of a contemporary network politics – and of our potential opposition to it. The current debates regarding net neutrality and Edward Snowden’s revelation of NSA surveillance are only the tip of the iceberg. What is at stake is nothing less than the future of the Internet as we know it.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDigital Cultures
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AP Film, TV & radio
dc.subject.othermedia studies, networking, materiality, surveillance, Internet architecture, infrastructure, micro-decisions, power, net neutrality, Paul Baran, Edward Snowden
dc.titleThe Politics of Micro-Decisions
dc.title.alternativeEdward Snowden, Net Neutrality, and the Architectures of the Internet
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14619/005
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy4d4a8ec1-ecfe-4e5c-bc76-d4ece9897968
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages128


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