Collective Thought, Will and Action in the Age of Social Media
Series: Digital Barricades
Gadget Consciousness examines the transformation of our consciousness as a historical political force in two senses: as individual consciousness - in terms of sentience and will - and also as class consciousness. Exploring a range of manifestations in the digital commons, he investigates what forms digital solidarity can take, and asks whether we can learn from the communisms of the past and how might solidarity be manifested in the future?
Today, the ubiquity of networked gadgets offers exciting new opportunities for social and political change, but also significant dangers of alienation and stupefaction.
Joss Hands is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Newcastle University. He is the author of Gadget Consciousness: Collective Thought, Will and Action in the Age of Social Media (Pluto Press, 2019) and @ is For Activism: Dissent, Resistance and Rebellion in Digital Culture (Pluto Press, 2010).
1. The Question Concerning Gadgets
2. Gadget Materialism
3. Gadget Brain
4. Gadget Consciousness
5. Gadget Action
6. Gadget Futures
Hardcover ISBN: 9780745335339
eBook ISBN: 9781786802583
135mm x 215mm