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Author
Day, R.E.
Title
¬The "Conduit metaphor" and the nature and politics of information studies
Source
Journal of the American Society for Information Science. 51(2000) no.9, S.805-811
Year
2000
Abstract
This article examnies information theory from the aspect of its 'conduit metaphor'. A historical approach and a close reading of certain texts by Warren Weaver and Norbert Wiener shows how this metaphor was used to construct notions of language, information, information theory, and information science, and was used to extend the range of the notions across social and political space during the period of the Cold War. This article suggests that this legacy remains with us today in certain notions of information and information theory, and that this has affected not only social space in general, but in particular, the range and possibilities of information studies
Theme
Information

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