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The laws of cool [electronic resource] :knowledge work and the culture of information / Alan Liu.

By: Liu, Alan, 1953-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2004Description: 1 online resource (xi, 573 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780226487007 (electronic bk.); 0226487008 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Information society | Knowledge workers | Humanities -- Social aspects | Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives | Internet -- Social aspects | Digital media | Literature and technology | Art and technology | Popular culture -- History -- 20th century | Work -- Social aspects | Social Science | Société informatisée | Travailleurs du savoir | Enseignement supérieur -- Finalités | Internet -- Aspect social | Médias numériques | Littérature et technologie | Art et technologie | Culture populaire -- Histoire -- 20e siècle | Travail -- Aspect social | COMPUTERS -- Information Technology | Hoger onderwijs | InformatiemaatschappijGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 303.48/33 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Part I The New Enlightenment Preface? -- Unnice Work?: Knowledge Work and the Academy -- Chapter 1 The Idea of Knowledge Work -- Part II Ice Ages Preface?We Work Here, but We?re Cool? -- Chapter 2 Automating -- Chapter 3 Informating -- Chapter 4 Networking -- Part III The Laws of Cool Preface?What?s Cool?? -- Chapter 5 The Ethos of Information -- Chapter 6 Information Is Style -- Chapter 7 The Feeling of Information -- Chapter 8 Cyber-Politics and Bad Attitude -- Part IV Humanities and Arts in the Age of Knowledge Work Preface?More? -- Chapter 9 The Tribe of Cool -- Chapter 10 Historicizing Cool: Humanities in the Information Age -- Chapter 11 Destructive Creativity: The Arts in the Information Age -- Chapter 12 Speaking of History: Toward an Alliance of New Humanities and New Arts (With a Prolegomenon on the Future Literary) Epilogue Appendixes A. Taxonomy of Knowledge Work B. Chronology of Downsizing (Through the 1990s) C.?Ethical Hacking? and Art.
Summary: Knowledge work is now the reigning business paradigm and affects even the world of higher education. But what perspective can the knowledge of the humanities and arts contribute to a world of knowledge work whose primary mission is business? And what is the role of information technology as both the servant of the knowledge economy and the medium of a new technological cool? In The Laws of Cool, Alan Liu reflects on these questions as he considers the emergence of new information technologies and their profound influence on the forms and practices of knowledge.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 495-539) and index.

Part I The New Enlightenment Preface? -- Unnice Work?: Knowledge Work and the Academy -- Chapter 1 The Idea of Knowledge Work -- Part II Ice Ages Preface?We Work Here, but We?re Cool? -- Chapter 2 Automating -- Chapter 3 Informating -- Chapter 4 Networking -- Part III The Laws of Cool Preface?What?s Cool?? -- Chapter 5 The Ethos of Information -- Chapter 6 Information Is Style -- Chapter 7 The Feeling of Information -- Chapter 8 Cyber-Politics and Bad Attitude -- Part IV Humanities and Arts in the Age of Knowledge Work Preface?More? -- Chapter 9 The Tribe of Cool -- Chapter 10 Historicizing Cool: Humanities in the Information Age -- Chapter 11 Destructive Creativity: The Arts in the Information Age -- Chapter 12 Speaking of History: Toward an Alliance of New Humanities and New Arts (With a Prolegomenon on the Future Literary) Epilogue Appendixes A. Taxonomy of Knowledge Work B. Chronology of Downsizing (Through the 1990s) C.?Ethical Hacking? and Art.

Knowledge work is now the reigning business paradigm and affects even the world of higher education. But what perspective can the knowledge of the humanities and arts contribute to a world of knowledge work whose primary mission is business? And what is the role of information technology as both the servant of the knowledge economy and the medium of a new technological cool? In The Laws of Cool, Alan Liu reflects on these questions as he considers the emergence of new information technologies and their profound influence on the forms and practices of knowledge.

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