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    New Media A Critical Introduction

    ISBN-10: 0415223784
    ISBN-13: 9780415223782
    Edition: 2003
    Author(s): Martin Lister, Jon Dovey, Seth Giddings, Iain Grant, Kieran Kelly
    Description: 'A comprehensive and significant account of the origins and consequences of 'new media'. This book will prove invaluable to all theorists and practitioners and provides thought provoking insights into the relationships between media technologies,  More...
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    Copyright Year: 2003
    Publisher: Routledge
    Publication Date: 3/21/2003
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 416
    Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 2.464
    Language: English

    'A comprehensive and significant account of the origins and consequences of 'new media'. This book will prove invaluable to all theorists and practitioners and provides thought provoking insights into the relationships between media technologies, their makers and users.'N- Mark Banks, Manchester Metropolitan University'The breadth and scope and critical awareness is impressive and it succeeds in systematically linking the main issues in the field to a cultural and media studies perspective.'- Tiziana Terranova, University of EssexNew Media: A Critical Introduction is a comprehensive introduction to the culture, history, technologies and theories of new media. Written especially for students, the authors consider the ways in which 'new media' really are new, assess the claims that a media and technological revolution is underway and formulate new ways for media studies to respond to new technologies.Topics covered introduce:*Assessing the 'newness' of new media*Defining the characteristics of new media*Film, photographic realism and new forms of visual culture and entertainment*Social and political uses of new media and new communications*Everyday life and new media*Cyborgs, cybernetics and cyberculture*Theories of inactivity*The history of automata and artificial lifeIllustrated with over seventy photographs, images, tables and line drawings, key features of this textbook include:*A user's guide*A glossary of key terms and concepts*Boxed case studies and examples*Key terms defined in the margins with extensive cross-referencing*Extensive bibliographies and web resources to help with further study

    New Media: A Critical Introduction
    New Media and New Technologies
    What are new media?
    The characteristics of new media: some defining concepts
    Change and continuity
    What kind of history?
    Who was dissatisfied with old media?
    New media: determining or determined?
    New Media and Visual Culture
    New Technologies and Issues for Visual Culture
    Visual Culture
    Could there be a distinct digital visual culture?
    New image technologies
    Immersive virtual reality
    VR as a medium of art: a quantum leap forward?
    Digital cinema
    Networks: communities, audiences and users
    What is the internet?
    Networks and identity
    Learning to live in the interface
    Networks and communities
    Visionary communities
    Defining community online
    Networks as public spheres
    The net as postmodern public sphere
    Critique of the net as public sphere
    The post-web internet
    Remediation and economics
    Towards theorising web users
    Raymond Williams fixes base and superstructure
    Media studies and political economy
    The social form of new media
    New media and post-industrial economies
    The development of the new economy
    Technological agency, economics and politics: inventions and developments
    Technological agency, economics and politics: globalisation and telecommunications
    The digital divide
    Uneven globalisation
    Investment in new media: intention and use
    Intellectual property rights, determined and determining
    Information as commodity
    Fragmentation and convergence
    New Media in Everyday Life
    Everyday life in cyberspace
    The domestic shaping of new media
    New media, identity and the everyday (very important indeed
    Should be articulated stronger)
    Cyberculture: Technology, Nature and Culture
    Cyberculture and cybermetics
    Revisiting determinism: physicalism, humanism and technology
    Biological technologies: the history of automata
    Theories of cyberculture (too abstract)

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