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Imagining an Internet Culture : The German Transition into the Digital Age

University Library (January 13, 2014)

CONFERENCE / SYMPOSIUM : Doing Scholarship In/On Digital Culture

Imagining an Internet Culture : The German Transition into the Digital Age
Digital Humanities and the Research Library
MAJOR SPEAKER : Williams, Scott
LENGTH : 58 min.
ACCESS : Open to all
SUMMARY : With just under 100 million native speakers, German is the most widely spoken first language in Europe. It is also one of the most used languages in the internet. The internet is the premiere medium of the global age. Any study of globalization without attention to the internet would be a little like studying pop culture while ignoring television or cinema. This presentation will show not only that attitudes towards the internet vary between cultures, but also the dialectic of perceptions within German culture itself. For instance, early internet manifestos illustrate the fact that German-speakers conceived of the role of government and the internet differently than Americans. German newspapers and periodicals, however, experienced similar adjustment pains to the press elsewhere. The digital age also finds a reflection in literature.  [Go to the full record in the library's catalogue]

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