‘Postgidital’: Between Definitions and Meanings

Dobryan Boev

Sofia University “St. Klement Ogridski”

Email: dobryan.boev@gmail.com

Abstract: The paper focuses on the notion of “postdigital” and tries to clarify its meanings through a literature review spanning the first two decades of the 21st century. It starts from the first usage of the word and the meaning it implies and goes through various definition attempts which ultimately create more confusion than clarity. The paper offers standpoints positioning the term at a different angle towards the “digital” and a conclusion is made that the term “postdigital” is best suited to describe the cultural and social reaction towards the digital world we live in, rather than a defined temporal stage in the development of the society.

Keywords: digital, postdigital, virtual, critic, society.

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