Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Social Science

The Rise of Apparatgeist and Its Implication for Media Convergence

Authors
Chen Li
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Chen Li
Available Online November 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icss-14.2014.66How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Apparatgeist, Personal Communication Technologies, Media Convergence
Abstract
This paper discusses the interaction between technology and society by referring to the concept “apparatgeist” (literally means “spirit of machines”) raised by Katz and Aakhus [1]. Based on a critical review of relevant social theories, this paper aims to explore the socio-logic in the technological development as well as the changing context for “perpetual contact”. It also shows its impact on the media convergence by assessing how mass media can be shaped.
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Proceedings
2014 International Conference on Social Science (ICSS-14)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2014
ISBN
978-94-62520-39-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icss-14.2014.66How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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