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Varnelis, K. (2008). Conclusion: The Meaning of Network Culture. In _Networked Publics_, K. Varnelis, ed. Cambridge: MIT Press.

“Network Culture” is a “broadly historical phenomenon” that has shifted society in a “real and radical” way (145). Following Charlie Gere’s (2009) Digital Culture, “the digital is a socioeconomic phenomenon as much as a technology” (146).

“Instead of nostalgia and allegory, network culture delivers remix…” (151).

To wit, some of the most captivating art practice is now done outside the gallery and in Silicon Valley, “like locative media” (152). Varnelis sees another emerging strategy, wherein “art becomes a background to life” (ibid).


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