Theory in a Digital Age: A Project of English 483 Students, Coastal Carolina UniversityMain MenuTheory in a Digital AgeRemediationThis chapter will showcase how the remaking of art can leave its impact.Cornel West and Black Lives MatterMacKenzie McKeithan-PrickettDetermination in GamingThe Mind Set and ExperienceThe Hope for a Monstrous World Without GenderIntroduction to "A Cyborg Manifesto" and ThesisFreud's Uncanny Double: A Theoretical Study of the Portrayal of Doubles in FilmThis chapter of the book will look at the history of the theme of the "double" using Freud's Uncanny as the theoretical insight of the self perception of the double in film/cinema.From Literacy to Electracy: Resistant Rhetorical Bodies in Digital SpacesAshley Canter"Eddy and Edith": Online Identities vs. Offline IdentitiesA fictional story about online identities and offline identities. (Also a mash-up video between Eddy and Edith and Break Free.)“Pieces of Herself”: Key Signifiers and Their ConnotationsIs the Sonographic Fetus a Cyborg?How sonographic technology initiates gendered socializationPost-Capitalism: Rise of the Digital LaborerParadox of RaceDr. Cornel West, W.E.B Du Bois, and Natasha TretheweySleep Dealer - Digital LaborBy Melissa HarbyThe Kevin Spacey Effect: Video Games as an Art Form, the Virtual Uncanny, and the SimulacrumThe Twilight Zone in the Uncanny ValleyIntroductionThe Virtual Economy and The Dark WebHow Our Economy is Changing Behind the ScenesTransgender Representation and Acceptance in the MainstreamHow the trans* movement has caused and exemplifies the spectralization of genderA Voice for the Humanities in A Divided AmericaDr. Cornel West on the indifference in our society and how he thinks the humanities can help heal itReading Between the Lines: Diversity and Empowerment in ComicsJen Boyle54753b17178fb39025a916cc07e3cb6dd7dbaa99
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Mason explains in his article “The End of Capitalism Has Begun” that post-capitalism is made possible by information technology in three ways. The first of these is that the need for work has been reduced. The production of machines and automated labor have significantly changed the human workforce in terms of production. Think of car manufacturing. Almost anything that is mass produced has been made "efficient" by reducing human labor and time involved in production. Also due to information technology the line between work and free time is not so clear. Mass amounts of data is produced when people spend time on Facebook, which is then used in algorithms to predict spending habits. This data is collected and sold as a commodity and yet the person involved in creating this "thing" is not thought of as a traditional laborer.
More and more, our economy is being driven by information. Technology today has generated an abundance of information and it is “corroding the market’s ability to form prices correctly” argues Mason. Business markets, and capitalism more broadly, are based on scarcity where information is profuse. Ideas are being used freely and business models cannot keep up. The DIY movement has created a network, Pinterest, in which you can find free recipes, free printables, etc. all organized and categorized into "boards". The worth of information is difficult to put a number on. Mason points out that “the knowledge content of products is becoming more valuable than the physical things that are used to produce them”. For example, the worth of the iPhone is determined by its knowledge content, its abilities, and not by its cost of production and labor. Thus the value of things becomes based on usefulness not its exchange value.