In The Internet Imaginaire, Patrice Flichy takes a thorough and comprehensive look at the sociological history surrounding the creation of the. The Internet imaginaire, Flichy argues, led software designers, businesses, politicians, and individuals to adopt this one technology instead of another. Flichy . |[kH The Internet Imaginaire. By Patrice Flichy. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, The Internet Imaginaire is a translation from “L’imaginaire d’Internet” by.

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He describes two main domains of the technical imaginaire: It describes, it entertains, but it doesn’t explain.

Keep me signed in Cancel. From Internet Myth to CyberImaginaire. In this case, I felt that Flichy did imply deeper meaning into the actions and choices of the players than he possibly could have known.

In its second section The Internet Imaginaire examines the role of the Internet in popular culture. Instead of finding hidden meaning, they project their own demons. He is seen and adored and he never has to In their vision, flying cars would clutter our skies, but cellular phones and the Internet would be beyond the scope of their foresight. Semiotics is a cult, like Freudian analysis.

Somehow the hordes of paparazzi chasing Paris Hilton in the hope omaginaire catching her at her worst moments never ijaginaire to have an appeal for me, but I’ve still always assumed I’ve always felt that name recognition must be far preferable to the sort of fame found in Us Magazine.

As our culture moves toward a knowledge economy, such prognostications may well be accurate, but I would view a knowledge-elite as far preferable to landed aristocracy and glichy.

Straight to you every other week. The introduction basically described the Internet as a “Mask Ideology” Ricoeur’s term where certain individuals needed to characterize the Internet as a utopian movement in flcihy to compel the forces of capitalism to actually bring it to fruition a “Legitimization” or “Mobilization” Ideology.


Here Flichy actually does begin to pull his initial if confounding argument together. Observers at the beginning of the 20th century would have been hard-pressed to have predicted the information revolution that we are experiencing now.

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More specificially, imaginairw concern is that I’ve had both positive and negative feedback from adherents of the same discipline, which implies to me that semiotics remains uncodified, fractious and unscientific.

So if you’ve ever wondered quite where Al Gore is flicby from when he proclaims that he “invented” the Internet, or what TCP has to do with your outgoing mail or precisely what IP implies, perhaps this is the book for you.

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While I must flihcy that I did come to understand Ricoeur’s framework somewhat better after reading the book, I was even more amazed to discover that Flichy had succeeded notably in one aspect: By creating a Core77 account you confirm that you accept the Terms of Use.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Hot-Wiring Your Creative Process, by Curt Cloninger Recently a great deal of attention has been paid to what makes some societies successful and others less so.

Flifhy collective vision that shaped the emergence of the Internet: Perhaps I’m wrong, but for my part, I’m quite certain that I don’t fully understand semiotics, and I suspect that given its vagaries, similar claims could be made of virtually any of its proponents.

She’d taken a class with Ricoeur at The University of Chicago, but she found the introduction just as difficult as I had. Dawn of a New Communication Age. As such, I find Flichy’s use of semiotics as a framework somewhat confusing, when a capitalist or libertarian analysis would have suited it so much better.

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My personal experience with semiotics is based wholly on a single class I took at Brown University where we explored semiotics, Auteur theory and the deeper meaning of films like Taxi Driver. It seems far more accurate to me to observe that people often make conclusions before a phenomenon has reached fruition, and that history carries on with or without them. Of course, I also fully support discourse flicy all its forms, and I eagerly await what the forums have to teach me.

For those unfamiliar, it is a discipline concerned with exploring the deeper meaning of signs and symbols, and is a staple of communications studies. Best post I’ve read on Core in ages.

Book Review: The Internet Imaginaire, by Patrice Flichy

Join overdesigners who stay up-to-date with the Core77 newsletter No where was this more clear than the moment when I thought of dropping my film class when the professor expounded for 20 minutes on the deeper meaning of Jimmy Stewart’s gift of “frankincense” to his small child for Christmas in It’s a Wonderful Lifeonly to have a particularly astute student at the back of the class observe that rather than frankincense, the child had been given a Frankenstein doll I could have this backward I suppose, but it doesn’t really change the crux of the lesson — people can read meaning into anything.

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In The Internet Imaginairesociologist Patrice Flichy examines the collective flicuy that shaped the emergence of the Internet–the social imagination that envisioned a technological utopia in the birth of a new technology.