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DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 3, Issue 1 | © transcript 2017 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2017-0103 Genealogy, Culture and Technomyth Decolonizing Western Information Technologies, from Open Source to the Maker Movement Kat Braybrooke and Tim Jordan Abstract Western-derived maker movements and their associated fab labs and hackerspaces are being lauded by some as a global industrial revo- lution, responsible for groundbreaking digital “entanglements” that transform identities, practices and cultures at an unprecedented rate (Anderson 2014; Hills 2016

Artistic Aspects of Interaction
Thumb Culture
OPEN ACCESS
The Meaning of Mobile Phones for Society
Neue Positionen zum Verhältnis von Kultur und sozialer Praxis
Series: Sozialtheorie

6. Visual Culture Studies’ Operational Concept Visuality – Seeing in the Cultural Field Visuality must be considered the key concept in the theoretical and practical basis of visual culture studies. The word is not a poststructuralist neologism, nor is it precisely situated in theoretical terms. Therefore I can only describe its use in these texts: as a metaphor that is deployed in different ways and as an abstract concept with similarly diverse definitions. The first usage cited is from Thomas Carlyle, praising Dante for the intensity with which he works out not

4. Visual Culture Studies – Concepts and Agendas Culture, the political, and visual culture Whereas art history is a discipline in the classical sense, with a history of its own, visual culture studies is the product of a series of “turns” (linguistic, cultural, visual, pictorial) since the 1960s. This makes itself felt in the way visual culture studies has taken over concepts from various disciplines and theoretical fields. The following chapter therefore draws a map of the main concepts involved in framing visual culture studies’ ways of seeing: identity