is a carefully crafted and nuanced collective account of transgression in an age of social networks feeding revolutions, of the reign of software in election campaigns, of omnipresent porn and spam, the 'triumph’ of Wikileaks, and of the endless amateur cultural production of everything. Full of tasty detail covering a range of highly contemporary issues, the book avoids hyper-optimistic or dismissive claims and offers new ways of understanding the dynamics of resistance and appropriation, creativity, emancipatory change and enclosure, that are core to transgression.
This is a rare find for anyone looking for a balanced account of today’s network- and software-reliant cultures in terms of their convoluted aesthetic and political powers.
— Dr Olga Goryunova, Senior Lecturer in Media Practice, London Metropolitan University
About the Author
Ted Gournelos is an Assistant Professor of Critical Media and Cultural Studies at Rollins College, FL. He has co-edited three special issues of The Electronic Journal of Communication, one of the first peer reviewed, electronically distributed scholarly journals.
David J. Gunkel is Presidential Teaching Professor in the Department of Communication at Northern Illinois University. He's also the managing editor of the International Journal of Zizek Studies.