In The Internet Imaginaire, Patrice Flichy takes a thorough and comprehensive look at the sociological history surrounding the creation of the. The Internet imaginaire, Flichy argues, led software designers, businesses, politicians, and individuals to adopt this one technology instead of another. Flichy . |[kH The Internet Imaginaire. By Patrice Flichy. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, The Internet Imaginaire is a translation from “L’imaginaire d’Internet” by.

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Book Review: The Internet Imaginaire, by Patrice Flichy

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Username Password Forgot password? As such, I find Flichy’s use of semiotics as a framework somewhat confusing, flicyy a capitalist fichy libertarian analysis would have suited it so much better. Join overdesigners who stay up-to-date with the Core77 newsletter While I hesitate to agree that semiotics is actually profound, it is certainly profoundly French, so my placement was well timed, although my subsequent confusion would have been equally difficult to deal with in far less lush landscapes.


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History itself is littered with failed ideologies, and while semiotics views the failure of fpichy as disappointing, I would reject that, positing instead that the very notion of an ideology, whether “mask,” “legitimization,” “Marxist,” “capitalist,” or even “semiotic,” is in itself dangerous and bound to be disappointing.

It’s about everything; it’s about nothing. In The Internet Imaginaire, sociologist Patrice Flichy examines the collective vision that shaped the emergence It is a manifestation of our collective Ids, which apparently betray our appetites for pornography, gossip and cheap airfares. Rlichy here because of us, the users, shoppers and the blog readers. Dawn of a New Communication Age.

Perhaps I’m wrong, but for my part, I’m quite certain that I don’t fully understand semiotics, and I suspect that given its vagaries, similar claims could be made of virtually any of its proponents. As our culture moves toward a knowledge economy, such prognostications may well be accurate, but I would view a knowledge-elite as far preferable to landed aristocracy and primogeniture.

In choosing a tool that can be bent to imply purpose to any endeavor in retrospect, Flichy has wrapped the history of the Internet around an odd framework, but it’s certainly no stranger than what we’ve made the Internet into. Instead, it seems that the Internet is wildly successful in being what we made it, a tool for liberal discourse, free economy and pluralism. They say that the hallmark of science is that two scientists observing the same phenomenon should ultimately come to the same conclusion, and that is clearly not true for semiotics, where the main input is the Id of the observer.


It is said that thoughts imaginaore profound importance tend to polarize those who encounter them and I must admit that my experience with semiotics as a discipline has been no exception.

The key is not to produce knowledge or provide plausible interpretations, but rather to demonstrate and perform one’s role as a member.

It describes, it entertains, but it doesn’t explain. After I’d read it three times to no avail, my mother imagiaire. Recently a great deal of attention has been paid to what makes some societies successful and others less so.

By examining in detail the discourses surrounding the development of the Internet in the United States in the s and considering them an integral part of that developmentFlichy shows how an entire society began a new technological era.

Don’t have an account? Imagianire have an account? Here Flichy actually does begin to pull his initial if confounding argument together. Observers at the beginning of the 20th century would have been hard-pressed to have predicted the information revolution that we are experiencing now. In their vision, flying cars would clutter our skies, but cellular phones and the Internet would be beyond the scope of their foresight. Straight to you every other week.

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