Laws of Cool Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information

ISBN-10: 0226486990

ISBN-13: 9780226486994

Edition: 2004

Authors: Alan Liu
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Description: Knowledge work is now the reigning business paradigm. But what perspective can the knowledge of humanities & arts contribute to a world of knowledge work whose primary mission is business? And what of the role of information technology as both servant of the knowledge economy & medium of a new technological cool?

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Book details

List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Literature and Creative Destruction
The New EnlightenmentPreface "Unnice Work": Knowledge Work and the Academy
The Idea of Knowledge Work
Ice AgesPreface "We Work Here, but We're Cool"
Automating
Informating
Networking
The Laws of CoolPreface "What's Cool?"
The Ethos of Information
Information Is Style
The Feeling of Information
Cyber-Politics and Bad Attitude
Humanities and Arts in the Age of Knowledge WorkPreface "More"
The Tribe of Cool
Historicizing Cool: Humanities in the Information Age
Destructive Creativity: The Arts in the Information Age
Speaking of History: Toward an Alliance of New Humanities and New Arts (With a Prolegomenon on the Future Literary)
Epilogue
Appendixes
Taxonomy of Knowledge Work
Chronology of Downsizing (Through the 1990s)
"Ethical Hacking" and Art
Notes
Works Cited
Index
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