Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2017

128 Pages | 100 color illustrations

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781786940810

Bookseller Code (06)

Are We All Addicts Now?

Digital Dependence

Edited by Vanessa Bartlett and Henrietta Bowden-Jones

Liverpool University Press

  • This project is the first interdisciplinary exploration of the burgeoning diagnostic territory of internet addiction
  • In a world where the average smartphone user checks their screen 200 times a day, this book asks to what extent we live in a technologically addicted society
  • This collection of essays is co-edited by an international curator and a world-renowned neuroscientist - as such it reflects a growing appetite for interdisciplinary and art-science study in academia
  • While 'internet addiction' is excluded from the official Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, it is gaining increased recognition as a behavioral phenomenon, both in scientific study and the popular press
  • The book relates to current trends in contemporary art and to several major cultural events taking place in 2017 and 2018, including exhibitions in London and Sydney

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