Down Lab Lane: Intermediation

Les Éditions Numeriklivres
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Choosing intermediation as an inaugural theme of Down Lab Lane amounts to admit that our whole digital life stops by intermediaries and that we always have dealt with without always being aware of it.

Our perception of reality is more and more relieved by media and technological frames: from GPS to smartphones, from a dowloading platform to ISPs, intermediation is the third party establishing of our new relationship to the world. It is a major variable in the new mapping of the digital ecosystem: we investigate here its striking aspects.

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157 Titres, 103 Auteurs, 14 Pays Francophones. Algérie, Belgique, Égypte, France, Canada, Congo, Grèce, Haïti Ile de la Réunion, Roumanie, Maroc, Sénégal, Suisse, Tunisie.

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Les Éditions Numeriklivres
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Published on
Jan 19, 2012
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Pages
72
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ISBN
9782924060797
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Computer Science
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