The Laws of CoolKnowledge Work and the Culture of Information

The Laws of CoolKnowledge Work and the Culture of Information

Alan Liu

Print publication date: 2013

ISBN: 9780226486987

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Abstract

Knowledge work is now the reigning business paradigm and affects even the world of higher education. But what perspective can the knowledge of the humanities and arts contribute to a world of knowledge work whose primary mission is business? And what is the role of information technology as both the servant of the knowledge economy and the medium of a new technological cool? This book reflects on these questions as it considers the emergence of new information technologies and their profound influence on the forms and practices of knowledge.