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This penetrating book raises questions about how power and resistance operate in contemporary society. Scott Lash argues that critique must take place from within information flows, rather than from the safety of `academic detachment' and that information is power. The book identifies a central contradiction of the information society, that is, the more intelligent and rational that the information society becomes, the more irrational may be the consequences. Written by one of the most celebrated commentators on power and culture, the book is a major testament on the prospects of intellectual life in an age dominated by seemingly inexhaustible, global flows of information.

Conclusions: Communication, Code and the Crisis of Reproduction
Conclusions: Communication, code and the crisis of reproduction

Alasdair Scott is Creative Director of AMX Studios, one of London's leading new media companies. AMX is based in Soho. It carried out the first Web broadcast of a pop festival, the Phoenix Festival in 1996. The company has worked closely with the design and record industries. They have made enhanced CDs for a number of pop star clients. They have worked on advertising and marketing initiatives with Saatchi and Saatchi, and have worked with leading British retailer Tesco. They have designed business-to-consumer software for Barclays Bank, and have collaborated on projects for British Telecom, NewsCorp and Flextech, one of Europe's leading pay-TV broadcasters and content producers. AMX were recently ...

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