In the contemporary so-called Information Society, which is first and foremost a capitalist society, information and information-artifacts are increasingly commodified; a development that serves the interest of powerful elites. A central problem in the capitalist information society, both on a societal and an individual level, is the phenomenon of Information Overload. As the problem of information overload becomes acute, its dialectic relation to the concept of information society is revealed. Horkheimer and Adorno’s thoughts about the mechanisms of the culture industry, it’s role in the structures of late capitalism, the interplay between the culture industry and the subject, as well as the individual’s and collective’s agency offer us interesting insights when addressing the capitalist information society and the phenomenon of information overload.
|Title of host publication||Information Cultures in the Digital Age: A Festschrift in Honor of Rafael Capurro|
|Editors||Matthew Kelly, Jared Bielby|
|Publisher||VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- culture industry
- digital capitalism