|Publication status||Published - 2016|
Bibliographical noteThis book launch was discussed at Transmediale 6 February 2016. The podcast is available at: https://2016.transmediale.de/content/book-launch-networked-a-media-genealogy-of-the-network-society-by-clemens-apprich. About the book - Many technologies and practices that have shaped today’s Web 2.0 date back to the 1990s—and so do the ideas of social media, user-generated content, and participatory platforms. From a media-historical perspective, a lot of the ideas from that period about the future of the internet have indeed been implemented, albeit without fulfilling the envisioned socio-political utopias.
In his new book, Clemens Apprich explores the history of an alternative web discourse and develops a media genealogical understanding that is necessary to think beyond today's predominant concept of socio-technical networks and to intervene in current debates about the Internet.