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The Arc and the Machine: Narrative and New Media

Caroline Bassett


This book is a defence of narrative in an age of information. Stressing interpretation and experience alongside affect and sensation, it argues that narrative is key to contemporary forms of cultural production and to the practice of contemporary life. Re-appraising the prospects for narrative in the digital age, the book insists on the centrality of narrative to informational culture and provokes a critical re-appraisal of how innovations in information technology as a material cultural form can be understood and assessed. It offers a careful exploration of narrative theory, a critique of tec ... More

Keywords: cultural production, narrative, digital age, informational culture, information technology, techno-cultural writing, new media, age of information, interpretation, sensation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780719073427
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719073427.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caroline Bassett, author