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Materializing Digital Futures

  • Sascha DickelEmail author
  • Jan-Felix Schrape
Part of the Progress in IS book series (PROIS)

Abstract

Based on two paradigmatic case studies—Web 2.0 and 3D printing—this chapter explores the semantic patterns of popular media utopias and unfolds the thesis that their continuing success is based on their multireferencial connectability and compatibility to a broad variety of sociocultural and socioeconomical discurses. Further, we discuss the ambivalences and social functions of utopian concepts in the digital realm.

Keywords

Social Figure Societal Discourse Consumer Role Media Revolution Digital Future 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Friedrich Schiedel Endowed Chair of Sociology of ScienceTechnical University of MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.Department of Organizational Sociology and Innovation StudiesUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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