Name for the age we live in.
Also an excellent book written by Steven Johnson. Subtitled "How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate."
Short excerpt: "As our machines are increasingly jacked- in to global networks of information, it becomes more and more difficult to imagine the dataspace at our fingertips, to picture all that complexity in our mind's eye... Representing all that information is going to require a new visual language, as complex and meaningful as the great metropolitan narratives of the nineteenth-century novel."
Johnson charts the vital role interface design plays in our modern society.