iSpy has 26 ratings and 1 review. Lynn said: This book introduces the idea of what Dr. Andrejevic calls the “digital enclosure,” which suggests the dysto. In iSpy, Andrejevic poses real challenges for our digital future. Amazingly detailed, compellingly readable, it warns that we need to temper our enthusiasm for. iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era. Lawrence: PDF download for Review: Andrejevic, Mark. (). iSpy: Surveillance, Article Information.

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From Amazon to iTunes, cell phones to GPS devices, Google to TiVo-all of these products and services give us an expansive sense of choice, access, and participation. But, in an era now marked by large-scale NSA operations that secretly monitor Whether you’re purchasing groceries with your Safeway “club card” or casting a vote on Andrejwvic Idol, that data is being collected. But, in an era now marked by large-scale NSA operations that secretly monitor our email exchanges and internet surfing, Mark Andrejevic shows how these new technologies are increasingly employed as modes of surveillance and control.

Many contend that our proliferating interactive media empower individuals and democratize society.

But, Andrejevic asks, at what cost? In iSpy, he reveals that these and other highly touted benefits are accompanied by hidden risks and potential threats that tend to be ignored by mainstream society. His book offers the first sustained critique of a concept that has been a talking point for twenty years, an up-to-the-minute survey of interactivity across multiple media platforms. It debunks the false promises of the digital revolution still touted by the popular media while seeking to rehabilitate, rather than simply write off, the potentially democratic uses of interactive media.

iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era by Mark Andrejevic

andrejrvic Andrejevic opens up the world of digital rights management and the data trail each of us leaves-data about our locations, preferences, or life events that are already put to use in various economic, political, and social contexts. He notes that, while citizens are becoming increasingly transparent to private and public monitoring agencies, they themselves are unable to access the information gathered about them-or know whether it’s even correct.

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The watchmen, it seems, don’t want to be watched. He also considers the appropriation of consumer marketing for political campaigns in targeting voters, and also examines the implications of the Internet for the so-called Nadrejevic on Terror. In iSpy, Andrejevic poses real challenges for our digital future. Amazingly detailed, compellingly readable, it warns that we need to temper our enthusiasm for these technologies with a better understanding of the threats they pose-to be able to distinguish between interactivity as centralized control and as collaborative participation.

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This book introduces the idea of what Dr. These limits are exercised as data is demanded of us in exchange for convenience and speed. We submit This book introduces the idea of what Dr. We submit to the limits and even overlook them because it is seductive to do so. Andrejevic points out that we provide access to personalized data that is then commodified and sold to the benefit of the few industries that exercise control over the digital enclosure.

He argues that the only way andrejsvic change course is to raise awareness of the business practices behind how digital products work and to identify alternative models. Thus, in this book, Andrejevic points to the ubiquity of surveillance cameras, GPS tracking ospy in mobile phones, and andrejevlc increasingly sophisticated ways in which social media sites are able to mine personal data and harvest it for analysis and sale.

Building on arguments from his earlier book Reality TV: The work of being watched, Andrejevic notes that people feel andrejevicc to participate interactively and democratically, and yet their participation is actually monetized for the benefit of corporations.

Andrejevic notes that U. The book highlights the asymmetry of this arrangement, as everyday people allow more surveillance and political and economic elites accrue greater benefits.

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