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Information Fantasies: Precarious Mediation in Postsocialist China

Author
Xiao Liu
Publisher / Label
University of Minnesota Press
Country
USA
Language
English
Publication year
2019
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
376
ISBN
9781517902735

Index

Contents

   Introduction: “Information Pot” and Postsocialist 
   Politics of Mediation   1

1. Extrasensory Powers, Magic Waves, and Information 
   Explosion: Imagining the Digital   39

2. The Curious Case of a Robot Doctor: Rethinking Labor, 
   Expert Systems, and the Interface   83

3. The “Ultrastable System” and the New Cinema   119

4. Affective Form: Advertising, Information Aesthetics, 
   and Experimental Writing in the Market Economy   159

5. Liminal Mediation and the Cinema Redefined   195

   Epilogue: The Virtual Past(s) of the Future(s)   255
  
   Acknowledgments   263

   Notes   267

   Index   301