Information Fantasies: Precarious Mediation in Postsocialist China
Paperback | May 2019 | University of Minnesota Press | 9781517902742 | 376pp | 216x140mm | RFB | AUD$44.99, NZD$54.99
offers a revisionist account of the emergence of the “information society,”
arguing that it was developed out of a set of techno-cultural imaginations and
practices that arrived alongside postsocialism. Ranging over forgotten science
fiction, unjustly neglected films, corporeal practices such as qigong,
scientific journals, advertising, and cybernetic theories, it constructs an
alternate genealogy of digital and information imaginaries.