The Resource Cornucopia limited : design and dissent on the Internet, Richard Coyne, (electronic resource/)

Cornucopia limited : design and dissent on the Internet, Richard Coyne, (electronic resource/)

Label
Cornucopia limited : design and dissent on the Internet
Title
Cornucopia limited
Title remainder
design and dissent on the Internet
Statement of responsibility
Richard Coyne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The network economy presents itself in the transactions of electronic commerce, finance, business, and communications. The network economy is also a social condition of discontinuity, indefinite limits, and in-between spaces. In Cornucopia Limited, Richard Coyne uses the liminality of design - its uneasy position between creativity and commerce - to explore the network economy. He argues that design, with its open-ended and transgressive explorations, provides a new way to think about the world of commerce; designs inter-territorial precinct, its in-between condition, offers a way to frame the problems of the Internet economy - for profit vs. for free, private vs. public, security vs. open access, defense vs. permeability
  • Design, says Coyne, has a natural affinity with the edge condition and the position between polar opposites. Edgy design starts with an idea, brings to mind its opposite, and then works with what emerges from the friction between the two. The designer of a Web portal, for example, might take on the problem of security by focusing on the limits of permeability. Design is edgy, and risky, argues Coyne, in the same way that breaches in network security are risky. In Cornucopia Limited he examines the threshold between conditions exemplified by the boundary between design and commerce
  • Coyne uses five metaphors of design to develop his argument: the household (in economics, historically opposed to the market), with its relationship to the street mediated by various portals; the machine, rampant and glitchy; the game, competitive but simulated; the gift, precursor to commerce; and the threshold. The threshold condition, Coyne says, is the site of edgy design and a portal into the new. The threshold, he argues, provides the most potent metaphor for understanding the liminal dwellers of the network economy.--Jacket
Cataloging source
UAB
Dewey number
006.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TA174
LC item number
.C68 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Cornucopia limited : design and dissent on the Internet, Richard Coyne, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=710637
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title screen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Permeable Portals
  • Home Economics
  • Rampant Machines
  • The Lost Game
  • The Gift of Information
  • Liminal Computing
Control code
ocm66026685
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Cornucopia limited : design and dissent on the Internet, Richard Coyne, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=710637
Publication
Note
Title from title screen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Permeable Portals
  • Home Economics
  • Rampant Machines
  • The Lost Game
  • The Gift of Information
  • Liminal Computing
Control code
ocm66026685
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote

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