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[liberationtech] New Book: Critical Theory and the Digital

Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes alps6085 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 25 15:38:04 PST 2014


Linux is free. Firefox is free. Etcétera, etcétera,  and momento of them
were written overnight or were not "costly."

"It's that simple!" As HRPetot would say! Il faut eat our own dog food, as
others would say.
On Feb 25, 2014 5:32 PM, "David Berry" <dmberry at gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> Hi Andres,
>
> I don't think the print/digital dichotomy matters anymore, it just
> requires a bit of a creative hack.
>
> Books want to be free. They may be costly to make, edit, proofread and
> copyedit, distribute, etc. but it only takes a visit to the library with a
> smartphone and an app or someone able to hack the DRM in the ePub to change
> the situation. This is the argument of this book, and I think the point of
> liberation tech too.
>
> Best
>
> David
>
>
>
>
> -----------------------------
>
>
>
>
> David,
>
> It is just so ironic that your book on what I gather is a perspective
> inspired on the Frankfurt School's Critical Theory to the modern
> digital world is published primarily by print media, and at a cost
> that makes it prohibitive to the very people that can benefit "through
> its discussion of how the digital can be transformed by political
> action and the organisation of digital resistance." -  Christian De
> Cock, University of Essex, UK
>
> Best Regards | Cordiales Saludos | Grato,
>
> Andrés L. Pacheco Sanfuentes
> <
> alps at acm.org
> >
> +1 (817) 271-9619
>
>
> ---
>
> Dr. David M. Berry
> Reader
>
> Silverstone 316
>
> School of Media, Film and Music
> University of Sussex,
> Falmer,
> East Sussex. BN1 8PP
>
> http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/125219
>
>
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