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The disorientation of experience in the Information Society

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Author(s): Fernando R. Contreras

Journal: Revista CIDOB d'Afers Internacionals
ISSN 1133-6595

Issue: 95;
Start page: 31;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Complexity | disorientation | timeless | mobility | identity | digital culture | mass media

ABSTRACT
This article introduces a new cultural study based on the interpretation of certain principles of social complexity theory. We analyse the impact of the Information Society on the construction of European cultural identities. The acceleration of communication prevents objective reflection on the experiences of individuals and their communities. Europe’s debate on crucial issues of identity, based on volatilized information, and timelessly disoriented by the speed of the media.
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