ABSTRACT

During the last years, in the wealthy countries of the First World, communication has become central to all activities, something like the center of the center. In the search for a new societal model, communication forms the core of what has come to be known as the "Information Society." This society sees information as a valuable natural resource and communication as the paradigm for its own organization: the information network serving as connecting circuitry for all of the domains and functions of social life; autorregulation, constant retroaction and transparency of communication enabling convertibility and translatability of all knowledge to the hegemonic code of information (Baudrillard and Lyotard).