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Control society: cloud computing and the modulation of conducts on the internet

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Bruno de Mattos Almeida
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: Campinas, SP.
Institution: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas
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Examining board members:
Marta Mourão Kanashiro; Rafael de Almeida Evangelista; Pedro Peixoto Ferreira
Advisor: Marta Mourão Kanashiro

This dissertation intends to observe, with the theoretical help of the notion of control societies, elaborated by Gilles Deleuze in the 1990s, cloud computing as a complex mechanism that goes beyond technical definitions of tools and services offered by private agents in the field, and is conjugated with a new mode of operation of power in contemporary society. With this objective, the dissertation goes through notions of sovereignity, discipline, from Michel Foucault's works, and control, in addition to a field research about cloud computing, through the definition of three main private agents in this field, Google, Microsoft and Amazon, as well as an analysis of native discourses in cloud computing. The field observation is assisted by the notions of centrality of information, informational capitalism, and leads to the development in the dissertation of the concept of continuity, in connection with the notions of fluidity, acceleration and velocity, central elements for the constitution of cloud computing as a central part of the contemporary capitalist processs (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/09775-5 - Control society: cloud computing and the modulation of conducts on the Internet
Grantee:Bruno de Mattos Almeida
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master