(Event) The Spam Book Launches in London
The Spam Book tackles the annoyances of internet porn, email spam and viruses as culturally relevant media theory.
Email, Facebook, Twitter comprise the fabric of our online social lives. While they offer an invaluable convenience, the dark side of being so connected is dealing with spam. However, as annoying as it is to get seven emails about your non-existent mortgage, some would view the existence of spam on the Internet as providing a more telling look at our society.
This is where The Spam Book comes into play:
This book is an aberration into the dark side of network culture. Instead of regurgitating stories of technological progress or over celebrating creative social media on the Internet, it filters contemporary culture through its anomalies. The book features theorists writing on spam, porn, censorship, and viruses. The evil side of media theory is exposed to theoretical interventions and innovative case studies that touch base with new media and Internet studies and the sociology of new network culture, as well as post-representational cultural theory.