New Media The Key Concepts

ISBN-10: 1845201337
ISBN-13: 9781845201333
Edition: 2008
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Description: Digital media are rapidly changing the world in which we live. Global communications, mobile interfaces and Internet cultures are re-configuring our everyday lives and experiences. To understand these changes, a new theoretical imagination is  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Digital media are rapidly changing the world in which we live. Global communications, mobile interfaces and Internet cultures are re-configuring our everyday lives and experiences. To understand these changes, a new theoretical imagination is needed, one that is informed by a conceptual vocabulary that is able to cope with the daunting complexity of the world today. This book draws on writings by leading social and cultural theorists to assemble this vocabulary. It addresses six key concepts that are pivotal for understanding the impact of new media on contemporary society and culture: information, network, interface, interactivity, archive and simulation. Each concept is considered through a range of concrete examples to illustrate how they might be developed and used as research tools. An inter-disciplinary approach is taken that spans a number of fields, including sociology, cultural studies, media studies and computer science.

Introduction
Information
Network
Interface
Interactivity
Archive
Simulation
Conclusion
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Index

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