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Network Aesthetics

Patrick Jagoda


The language of networks now describes everything from the Internet to terrorist organizations. But even as “network” has become an early-twenty-first century keyword, its overuse has also limited its analytic usefulness. Network Aesthetics shows how popular American cultural forms mediate our experience and promise greater insight into the contemporary network imaginary. The first part of the book looks to narratives from the 1990s and 2000s, including novels such as Don DeLillo’s Underworld, films such as Stephen Gaghan’s Syriana, and television series such as David Simon’s The Wire. All of ... More

Keywords: aesthetics, affect, control, digital, game, internet, media, networks, ordinariness, technologies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226346489
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226346656.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Jagoda, author
University of Chicago