Information Society

by Eszter Hargittai on January 8, 2008

Jeremy is not the only one working on his Northwestern courses. I am putting the finishing touches on my junior writing seminar syllabus when I glance over at Yahoo! Music and see this (on 80s music random play):

Information Society

This is generally amusing given the topic of my course (“Adolescents’ Digital Media Uses, Skills and Participations”), but it’s additionally funny since I was just adding an article to the syllabus that appeared in the journal The Information Society.



JSE 01.08.08 at 5:01 pm

This band should have been called “We sound more like Duran Duran than Duran Duran.”


Sebastian Holsclaw 01.08.08 at 11:27 pm

Ever hear their song “Peace & Love Incorporated”? Very good–especially when seen with the video.


vivian 01.10.08 at 2:09 am

For some reason, I hear the song “The Self-Preservation Society” whenever I see this album cover. (Looked for an Italian Job clip, but found this one which is… odder.


duus 01.10.08 at 9:33 pm

The “Pure Energy” sample was, I think, Leonard Nimoy’s most impressive role in popular music. His

The audio samples from Star Trek were authorized for use on the album partially thanks to the efforts of Adam Nimoy, fan of the band and son of Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy.

(relevant wikipedia entry)


Hermes 01.14.08 at 3:36 am

hells yeah, ‘peace and love incorporated’!

also, ‘why are we still here’ is a good track, and their cover of gary numan’s ‘are friends electric?’ is fantastic.

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