Living in the Information Age A New Media Reader

ISBN-10: 0534633404
ISBN-13: 9780534633400
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Erik P. Bucy
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Book details

List price: $133.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/12/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

LIVING IN THE INFORMATION AGE traces the development, surveys the literature, and explores the impact of new technologies on the media landscape. The author examines conceptual and practical aspects of life in an information society through 50 articles that explore the utopian promises of technology's true believers and the dystopian views of technology's critics. Further, the reader encourages students to consider how the media industries are being transformed through digital convergence and corporate concentration.

Preface
The New Information and Entertainment Ecology
The Communications Revolution
The Roots of Revolution
The Trendspotter's Guide to New Communications
Technological and Economic Origins of the Information Society
Renaissance Now! Media Ecology and the New Global Narrative
New Media The ory
Principles of Mediamorphosis
A New World
Remediation
Uses of the Mass Media
Convergence and Concentration In the Media Industries
Convergence, Content, and Interactivity
Convergence and Its Consequences
The Civil War Inside Sony
The Fast-Forward, On-Demand, Network-Smashing Future of Television
TiVo's Turning Point: It Redefined Television Now Comes Competition
Digital Cinema, Take 2
Media Concentration
The New Global Media
Global Media
The Threat to the Net
Big World: How Clear Channel Programs America
New Technologies, the Self, and Social Life
At the Interface: New Intimacies, New Cultures
A Nation of Voyeurs
Toy Soldiers
Weblogs: A History and Perspective
Love.com
Media Saturation and the Increasing Velocity of Everyday Life
Supersaturation, or the Media Torrent and Disposable Feeling
Prest-o! Change-o!
The First Law of Data Smog
Social Impacts of Information and Communications Technologies
Networked Computing: Promises and Paradoxes
The World Wide Web Unleashed
The Productivity Puzzle
Computer Age Gains Respect of Economists
The Computer Delusion
Questioning Information Technology
Further Explorations into the Culture of Computing
Plan 9 from Cyberspace: the Implications of the Internet for Personality and Social Psychology
Absolute PowerPoint: Can a Software Package Edit Our Thoughts?
The Myth of Order: the Real Lesson of Y2K
New Technologies and the Public Sphere
Electronic Democracy
Media Participation: A Legitimizing Mechanism of Mass Democracy
Smart Mobs: the Power of the Mobile Many
Universal Access to E-mail
Fragmentation and Cybercascades
The Digital Divide Rethinking the Digital Divide
Routes to Media Access
The Rise of the Overclass: How the New Elite Scrambled Up the Merit Ladder?and Wants to Stay The re Any Way It Can
Tech Savvy: Educating Girls in the New Computer Age
Policing the Electronic World: Issues and Ethics
Copyright and Regulation
Who Will Own Your Next Good Idea?
The Next Economy of Ideas
The Race to Kill Kazaa
Privacy and Surveillance
Remembrance of Data Passed: A Study of Disk Sanitization Practices
In Defense of the Delete Key
Privacy and the New Technology: What The y Do Know Can Hurt You
The Challenge of an Open Society
Index

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