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(In)Communication chronophage : esquisse d’une microdystopie de l'accélération en réseaux
Time-consuming (in)Communication: Microdystopia of Social Network Acceleration

Author(s): Antonio Fernández Vicente
Subject(s): Media studies, Sociology, Theory of Communication, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: ESSACHESS
Keywords: sociology of time; digital technology; philosophy of technology; dystopia;

Summary/Abstract: This paper studies the techno culture of acceleration from a sociological and genealogical perspective. It is a question of micro-power that transforms the social network Utopia into an autorestrainted Dystopia. The synchronisation with the others leads us to a communication flux 24/7. Therefore, the right to communicate throughout the social network becomes a horizontal implied must in order to join in the multiples conversations in real time. The permanent actualisation becomes a necessity and the user a time consumer. In a society where time is accelerated, communication turns structurally into incommunication.

  • Issue Year: IX/2016
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 11-19
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: French