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The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information

Alan Liu


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.

Keywords: knowledge work, business, higher education, humanities, arts, information technology, knowledge economy, knowledge, cool

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780226486987
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226487007.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Liu, author