Culture and Technology in the New Europe: Civic Discourse in Transformation in Post-Communist Nations (Civic Discourse for the Third Millennium)
Filenote | OCR'd, TOC built, PaginatedForeword by Alfred HermidaCulture and Technology in the New Europe presents theinsights of an international group of academic researchers andmedia practitioners who examine the impact of technology on EastCentral Europe, South-Eastern Europe, the Newly Independent Statesand the Russian Federation. Drawing from the expertise of authorsfrom and working in the region, the book addresses concerns thatthe New Europe faces at the eve of the Third Millennium and adecade after the fall of communist rule. Such concerns includeaccess to information and communication technology and theculturally-specific discourses articulated through media andtechnology.While the book focuses on information and communication reforms,and the development of a participatory democracy are examined. Thebook is distinguished by diverse studies ranging from the problemsof Cyber Hate from and about the New Europe, to online activism inwar-torn Kosovo, Bosnia, Croatia and Yugoslavia, to how digitalmedia art articulates new cultural and creative freedoms oncesilenced by the Soviet regime. Finally, the book looks to thefuture of media, technology and communication in the New Europe,particularly the gaps between post-socialist nations and those moretechnologically advantaged, and how these gaps can be narrowed oreradicated in the Third Millennium.