Carnival in the global village: Re-imagining information infrastructures

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dc.contributor.authorKavanagh, Donncha-
dc.contributor.authorMiscione, Gianluca-
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-01T12:34:51Z-
dc.date.available2019-10-01T12:34:51Z-
dc.date.copyright2019 the Authorsen_US
dc.date.issued2019-08-12-
dc.identifier.citationThe Information Society: An International Societyen_US
dc.identifier.issn0197-2243-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/11095-
dc.description.abstractInfrastructures are typically seen as boring and serious, and are routinely depicted using metaphors from transportation. We argue that the carnival is a fruitful metaphor for understanding emerging information infrastructures, as the information age is also the age of the carnival. We distinguish between the ubiquitous or distal carnival and its particular manifestations – the proximate carnival – both of which are characterized by play, anarchy, dissimulation, vulgar language, and excessive consumption. The article focuses on Bitcoin, which we see as a nascent information infrastructure and an exemplary instance of a proximate carnival. It also considers how the carnival metaphor might help us reimagine our study of the information age.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The Information Society on 12 August 2019, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/01972243.2019.1647321en_US
dc.subjectInformation infrastructureen_US
dc.subjectBitcoinen_US
dc.subjectCryptocurrenciesen_US
dc.subjectCarnivalen_US
dc.subjectBakhtinen_US
dc.subjectGamesen_US
dc.subjectCarnivalesqueen_US
dc.titleCarnival in the global village: Re-imagining information infrastructuresen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.internal.authorcontactotherdonncha.kavanagh@ucd.ieen_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.startpage1en_US
dc.identifier.endpage15en_US
dc.check.date2020-03-05-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01972243.2019.1647321-
dc.neeo.contributorKavanagh|Donncha|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorMiscione|Gianluca|aut|-
dc.description.adminPeer-review status unspecifieden_US
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dc.date.updated2019-09-03T15:40:43Z-
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