Book: Internet as a threat

Book: Internet as a threat



Our world is eaten by the internet, says postdoc dr Corinne Cath, an anthropologist at the faculty of Technology, Policy & Management (TPM). We are living a unique moment: internet technologies are the default infrastructure for society, not just how we communicate but also how we organise our social life, politics, and economy, all the way down to our material environments, like cities.


On Tuesday 31 Octobre Cath presents the book she edited ‘Eaten by the Internet’ during a livecast from the academic-cultural podium Spui 25 in Amsterdam. The video will remain there after the presentation as well. The book itself can be ordered or downloaded as an ebook on the Meatspace Press website.


This book makes the internet infrastructure visible as a force of political power—through fifteen chapters contributed by a global set of researchers, activists, and techies. It roots contemporary technology debates in the politics of internet infrastructure and urges us to ask how can we ensure that our infrastructures sustain us, rather than consume us?


Cath’s research is part of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science funded Gravity Programme on public values in the algorithmic society (AlgoSoc)  (JW)


Science editor Jos Wassink

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