Digital Culture & Society (DCS)

Vol. 7, Issue 2/2021 Networked Images in Surveillance Capitalism

Ramon Reichert editor Anna Polze editor Olga Moskatova editor


Publisher:Transcript Verlag

Published:15th Aug '22


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Digital Culture & Society (DCS) cover

Capturing personal data in exchange for free services is now ubiquitous in networked media and recently led to diagnoses of surveillance and platform capitalism. In social media discourse, dataveillance and data mining have been criticized as new forms of digital work and capitalist exploitation for some time. From social photos, selfies and image communities on the internet to connected viewing and streaming, and video conferencing during the Corona pandemic - the digital image is not only predominantly networked but also accessed through platforms and structured by their economic imperatives, data acquisition techniques and algorithmic processing. In this issue, the contributors show how participation and commodification are closely linked in the production, circulation, consumption and operativity of images and visual communication, raising the question of the role networked images play for and within the proliferating surveillance capitalism.

ISBN: 9783837653885

Dimensions: 24mm x 16mm x 2mm

Weight: 539g

336 pages