Strangers in the swarm
What happens economically, culturally and socially in file sharing ‘communities’? This chapter enters the Bit Torrent swarm and explores the complex, intricate and yet rule-bound relationships in this transitory community.
online file sharing
No more mirror of being and appearances, of the real and its concept; no more imaginary coextensivity: rather, genetic miniaturization is the dimension of simulation. The real is produced from miniaturized units, from matrices, memory banks and command models – and with these it can be reproduced an indefinite number of times. It no longer has to be rational, since it is no longer measured against some ideal ...