Professor of History, Film and Media Studies, and the Critical Theory Emphasis, UC Irvine
Professor Mark Poster teaches at the University of California, Irvine, in the History Department, the Department of Film and Media Studies, and the Critical Theory Emphasis. He has courtesy appointments in the Department of Information and Computer Science and the Department of Comparative Literature and he served on the Advisory Committee of the Digital Cultures Project, a University of California Multi-Campus Research Group. Some of his recent books are: What’s the Matter with the Internet? (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2001), The Second Media Age (Blackwell, 1995), The Mode of Information (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1990) and Cultural History and Postmodernity (Columbia Univ. Press, 1997). A collection of pieces old and new with a critical introduction by Stanley Aronowitz is published as The Information Subject (G & B Arts International, 2001). He is continuing to study the social and cultural theory of electronically mediated information with a book in preparation to be titled Information Please: Politics and Culture in the Age of Digital Machines.
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