Understanding New Media

Understanding New Media
Author: Kim H. Veltman
Publsiher: University of Calgary Press
Total Pages: 689
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1552381544
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding New Media Book Excerpt:

This book outlines the development currently underway in the technology of new media and looks further to examine the unforeseen effects of this phenomenon on our culture, our philosophies, and our spiritual outlook. The digital revolution is something fundamentally different from simply the introduction of yet another medium to our culture: it marks a paradigm shift in our relation to all media, to all our senses, all our expressions. The new media are transforming our definitions of culture and knowledge and transcending barriers in ways that will have lasting implications for generations to come.

Understanding New Media

Understanding New Media
Author: Robert K. Logan
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781433111266
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding New Media Book Excerpt:

Marshall McLuhan made many predictions in his seminal 1964 publication, Understanding Media: Extensions of Man. Among them were his predictions that the Internet would become a «Global Village», making us more interconnected than television; the closing of the gap between consumers and producers; the elimination of space and time as barriers to communication; and the melting of national borders. He is also famously remembered for coining the expression «the medium is the message». These predictions form the genesis of this new volume by Robert Logan, a friend and colleague who worked with McLuhan. In Understanding New Media Logan expertly updates Understanding Media to analyze the «new media» McLuhan foreshadowed and yet was never able to analyze or experience. The book is designed to reach a new generation of readers as well as appealing to scholars and students who are familiar with Understanding Media. Visit the companion website, understandingnewmedia.org, for the latest updates on this book.

Understanding New Media

Understanding New Media
Author: Eugenia Siapera
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-11-27
ISBN: 1473943620
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding New Media Book Excerpt:

The new media landscape touches every aspect of our social, political and cultural lives. It is more important than ever, therefore, that we are able to understand and explain the complexity of our digital world. Understanding New Media gives students the tools and the knowledge they need to make sense of the relationship between technologies, media and society. This best-selling student introduction: Makes complex ideas accessible, clearly explaining the key thinkers, theories and research students need to understand Brings theory to life with a range of new case studies, from selfies or trolling, to the app economy and algorithms in social media Gets students started on projects and essays with guided research activities, showing them how to successfully put learning into practice Provides guided further reading, helping students to navigate the literature and extend their studies beyond the chapter Understanding New Media remains the perfect guide to the past, present and future of the new media world. It is a vital resource for students across media and communication studies and sociology, and anyone exploring new media, social media or digital media.

Digital Culture Understanding New Media

Digital Culture  Understanding New Media
Author: Creeber, Glen,Martin, Royston
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2008-12-01
ISBN: 0335221971
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Culture Understanding New Media Book Excerpt:

From Facebook to the iPhone, from YouTube to Wikipedia, from Grand Auto Theft to Second Life, this book explores media's important issues and debates. It covers topics such as digital television, digital cinema, game culture, digital democracy, the World Wide Web, digital news, online social networking, music & multimedia and virtual communities.

Understanding New Media

Understanding New Media
Author: Benjamin M. Compaine
Publsiher: Ballinger Publishing Company
Total Pages: 378
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Designing New Media

Designing New Media
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academica
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9788776757489
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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New Media

New Media
Author: Sonia M. Livingstone,Leah A. Lievrouw
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0415431603
Category: Digital media
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How Television Invented New Media

How Television Invented New Media
Author: Sheila C. Murphy
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-03-17
ISBN: 0813550947
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Television Invented New Media Book Excerpt:

Now if I just remembered where I put that original TV play device--the universal remote control . . . Television is a global industry, a medium of representation, an architectural component of space, and a nearly universal frame of reference for viewers. Yet it is also an abstraction and an often misunderstood science whose critical influence on the development, history, and diffusion of new media has been both minimized and overlooked. How Television Invented New Media adjusts the picture of television culturally while providing a corrective history of new media studies itself. Personal computers, video game systems, even iPods and the Internet built upon and borrowed from television to become viable forms. The earliest personal computers, disguised as video games using TV sets as monitors, provided a case study for television's key role in the emergence of digital interactive devices. Sheila C. Murphy analyzes how specific technologies emerge and how representations, from South Park to Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog, mine the history of television just as they converge with new methods of the making and circulation of images. Past and failed attempts to link television to computers and the Web also indicate how services like Hulu or Netflix On-Demand can give rise to a new era for entertainment and program viewing online. In these concrete ways, television's role in new and emerging media is solidified and finally recognized.

Digital Media

Digital Media
Author: Stacey O'Neal Irwin
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN: 073918654X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Media Book Excerpt:

Digital Media: Human-Technology Connection examines what it is like to be alive in today’s technologically textured world and showcases specific digital media technologies that makes this kind of world possible. So much of human experience occurs through digital media that it is time to pause and consider the process and proliferation of digital consumption and humanity’s role in it through an interdisciplinary array of sources from philosophy, media studies, film studies, media ecology and philosophy of technology. When placed in the interpretive lens of artifact, instrument, and tool, digital media can be studied in a uniquely different way, as a kind of technology that pushes the boundaries on production, distribution and communication and alters the way humans and technology connect with each other and the world. The book is divided into two sections to provide overarching definitions and case study specifics. Section one, Raw Materials, examines pertinent concepts like digital media, philosophy of technology, phenomenology and postphenomenology by author Stacey O Irwin. In Section Two, Feeling the Weave, Irwin uses conversations with digital media users and other written materials along with the postphenomenological framework to explore nine empirical cases that focus on deep analysis of screens, sound, photo manipulation, data-mining, aggregate news and self-tracking. Postphenomenological concepts like multistability, variational theory, microperception, macroperception, embodiment, technological mediation, and culture figure prominently in the investigation. The aim of the book is to recognize that digital media technologies and the content it creates and proliferates are not neutral. They texture the world in multiple and varied ways that transform human abilities, augment experience and pattern the world in significant and comprehensive ways.

New Media and Society

New Media and Society
Author: Deana A. Rohlinger
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN: 1479851957
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Media and Society Book Excerpt:

A sociological approach to understanding new media’s impact on society We use cell phones, computers, and tablets to access the Internet, read the news, watch television, chat with our friends, make our appointments, and post on social networking sites. New media provide the backdrop for most of our encounters. We swim in a technological world yet we rarely think about how new media potentially change the ways in which we interact with one another or shape how we live our lives. In New Media and Society, Deana Rohlinger provides a sociological approach to understanding how new media shape our interactions, our experiences, and our institutions. Using case studies and in-class exercises, Rohlinger explores how new media alter everything from our relationships with friends and family to our experiences in the workplace. Each chapter takes up a different topic – our sense of self and our relationships, education, religion, law, work, and politics – and assesses how new media alter our worlds as well as our expectations and experiences in institutional settings. Instead of arguing that these changes are “good” or “bad” for American society, the book uses sociological theory to challenge readers to think about the consequences of these changes, which typically have both positive and negative aspects. New Media and Society begins with a brief explanation of new media and social institutions, highlighting how sociologists understand complex, changing relationships. After outlining the influence of new media on our identities and relationships, it discusses the effects new media have on how we think about education, practice our religions, understand police surveillance, conceptualize work, and participate in politics. Each chapter includes key sociological concepts, engaging activities that illustrate the ideas covered in the chapter, as well as links, films, and references to additional online material.

Schooling New Media

Schooling New Media
Author: Tyler Bickford Ph.D.
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN: 0190654171
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schooling New Media Book Excerpt:

Popular music and digital media are constantly entwined in elementary and middle-school children's talk, interactions, and relationships, and offer powerful cultural resources to children in their everyday struggles over institutionalized language, literacy, and expression in school. In Schooling New Media, author Tyler Bickford considers how digital music technologies are incorporated into children's expressive culture, their friendships, and their negotiations with adults about the place of language, music, and media in school. Schooling New Media is a groundbreaking study of children's music and media consumption practices, examining how transformations in music technologies influence the way children, their peers, and adults relate to one another. Based on long-term ethnographic research with a community of schoolchildren in Vermont, Bickford focuses on portable digital music devices - i.e. MP3 players - to reveal their key role in mediating intimate, face-to-face relationships and structuring children's interactions both with music and with each other. Schooling New Media provides an important ethnographic and theoretical intervention into ethnomusicology, childhood studies, and music education, emphasizing the importance-and yet under-appreciation-of interpersonal interactions and institutions like schools as sites of musical activity. Bickford explores how headphones facilitate these school-centered interactions, as groups of children share their earbuds with friends and listen to music together while participating in the dense overlap of talk, touch, and gesture of their peer groups. He argues that children treat MP3 players more like toys than technology, and that these devices expand the repertoires of childhood communicative practices such as passing notes and whispering-all means of interacting with friends beyond the reach of adults. These connections afforded by digital music listening enable children to directly challenge the language and literacy goals of classroom teachers. Bickford's Schooling New Media is unique in its intensive ethnographic attention to everyday sites of musical consumption and performance, and offers a sophisticated conceptual approach for understanding the problems and possibilities of children's uses of new media in schools.

The New Media Reader

The New Media Reader
Author: Noah Wardrip-Fruin,Nick Montfort
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 840
Release: 2003-02-14
ISBN: 9780262232272
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Media Reader Book Excerpt:

A sourcebook of historical written texts, video documentation, and working programs that form the foundation of new media. This reader collects the texts, videos, and computer programs—many of them now almost impossible to find—that chronicle the history and form the foundation of the still-emerging field of new media. General introductions by Janet Murray and Lev Manovich, along with short introductions to each of the texts, place the works in their historical context and explain their significance. The texts were originally published between World War II—when digital computing, cybernetic feedback, and early notions of hypertext and the Internet first appeared—and the emergence of the World Wide Web—when they entered the mainstream of public life. The texts are by computer scientists, artists, architects, literary writers, interface designers, cultural critics, and individuals working across disciplines. The contributors include (chronologically) Jorge Luis Borges, Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, Ivan Sutherland, William S. Burroughs, Ted Nelson, Italo Calvino, Marshall McLuhan, Jean Baudrillard, Nicholas Negroponte, Alan Kay, Bill Viola, Sherry Turkle, Richard Stallman, Brenda Laurel, Langdon Winner, Robert Coover, and Tim Berners-Lee. The CD accompanying the book contains examples of early games, digital art, independent literary efforts, software created at universities, and home-computer commercial software. Also on the CD is digitized video, documenting new media programs and artwork for which no operational version exists. One example is a video record of Douglas Engelbart's first presentation of the mouse, word processor, hyperlink, computer-supported cooperative work, video conferencing, and the dividing up of the screen we now call non-overlapping windows; another is documentation of Lynn Hershman's Lorna, the first interactive video art installation.

Materializing New Media

Materializing New Media
Author: Anna Munster
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-11-15
ISBN: 1611682940
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materializing New Media Book Excerpt:

A significant contribution to investigations of the social and cultural impact of new media and digital technologies

New Media

New Media
Author: Martin Lister,Jon Dovey,Kieran Kelly,Seth Giddings,Iain Grant
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780415223775
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Media Book Excerpt:

Providing a comprehensive introduction to the culture, technologies, history and theories of new media, this book considers the ways in which they really are new, assesses whether a media and technological revolution is under way and formulates ways for media studies to respond to new technologies.

New Media

New Media
Author: Kelli Fuery
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2008-10-28
ISBN: 1137072504
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Media Book Excerpt:

New media is becoming integral to our lives. But for how long can we refer to emerging media as new in this fast-moving digital age? What makes it 'new'? And what problems do interactive media create for us, as cultural beings? This book investigates the culture and context of new media. Exploring and critiquing debates drawn from media and cultural theory, Fuery clearly explores and defines the concepts of new media and interactivity. With a clear and structured approach, the book questions existing ideas about digital culture and explains the problems that emerging technologies can present to our culture, from issues of surveillance and power to the digitalisation of the body. In particular, the book includes: • a variety of perspectives and approaches to the idea of the 'new' • consideration and evaluation of work from key media theorists, from Foucault to Bourdieu • relevant and innovative examples that bring the complexities of new media to life • a glossary for quick reference and explanation of complex concepts New Media: Culture and Image interrogates the key concepts, models and approaches surrounding the formation and evolution of new media. It will encourage all students of Cultural Studies and Media Studies to question and reconsider their ideas about media and cultural theory.

New Media and the Politics of Online Communities

New Media and the Politics of Online Communities
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2020-09-25
ISBN: 1848880324
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Media and the Politics of Online Communities Book Excerpt:

This interdisciplinary collection of papers explores the question of identity and its interaction with digital technologies, online platforms and, primarily, new media.

Life after New Media

Life after New Media
Author: Sarah Kember,Joanna Zylinska
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-09-28
ISBN: 0262304430
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life after New Media Book Excerpt:

An argument for a shift in understanding new media—from a fascination with devices to an examination of the complex processes of mediation. In Life after New Media, Sarah Kember and Joanna Zylinska make a case for a significant shift in our understanding of new media. They argue that we should move beyond our fascination with objects—computers, smart phones, iPods, Kindles—to an examination of the interlocking technical, social, and biological processes of mediation. Doing so, they say, reveals that life itself can be understood as mediated—subject to the same processes of reproduction, transformation, flattening, and patenting undergone by other media forms. By Kember and Zylinska's account, the dispersal of media and technology into our biological and social lives intensifies our entanglement with nonhuman entities. Mediation—all-encompassing and indivisible—becomes for them a key trope for understanding our being in the technological world. Drawing on the work of Bergson and Derrida while displaying a rigorous playfulness toward philosophy, Kember and Zylinska examine the multiple flows of mediation. Importantly, they also consider the ethical necessity of making a “cut” to any media processes in order to contain them. Considering topics that range from media-enacted cosmic events to the intelligent home, they propose a new way of “doing” media studies that is simultaneously critical and creative, and that performs an encounter between theory and practice.

New Media Old Media

New Media  Old Media
Author: Wendy Hui Kyong Chun,Thomas Keenan
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780415942249
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Media Old Media Book Excerpt:

In this history of new media technologies, leading media and cultural theorists examine new media against the background of traditional media such as film, photography, and print in order to evaluate the multiple claims made about the benefits and freedom of digital media.

Television and New Media

Television and New Media
Author: Jennifer Gillan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2010-10-18
ISBN: 1135965676
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Television and New Media Book Excerpt:

We watch TV on computers, phones, and other mobile devices; television is now online as much as it is "on air." Television and New Media introduces readers to the ways that new media technologies have transformed contemporary broadcast television production, scheduling, distribution, and reception practices. Drawing upon recent examples including Lost, 24, and Heroes, this book examines the ways that television programming has changed—transforming nearly every TV series into a franchise, whose on-air, online, and on-mobile elements are created simultaneously and held together through a combination of transmedia marketing and storytelling. Television studios strive to keep their audiences in constant interaction with elements of the show franchise in between airings not only to boost ratings, but also to move viewers through the different divisions of a media conglomerate. Organized around key industrial terms—platforming, networking, tracking, timeshifting, placeshifting, schedule-shifting, micro-segmenting, and channel branding this book is essential for understanding how creative and industrial forces have worked together to transform the way we watch TV.

Digital Media Revisited

Digital Media Revisited
Author: Gunnar Liestol,Andrew Morrison,Terje Rasmussen
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2004-09-17
ISBN: 9780262621922
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Media Revisited Book Excerpt:

Interdisciplinary essays on the relationship between practice and theory in new media. Arguing that "first encounters" have already applied traditional theoretical and conceptual frameworks to digital media, the contributors to this book call for "second encounters," or a revisiting. Digital media are not only objects of analysis but also instruments for the development of innovative perspectives on both media and culture. Drawing on insights from literary theory, semiotics, philosophy, aesthetics, ethics, media studies, sociology, and education, the contributors construct new positions from which to observe digital media in fresh and meaningful ways. Throughout they explore to what extent interpretation of and experimentation with digital media can inform theory. It also asks how our understanding of digital media can contribute to our understanding of social and cultural change. The book is organized in four sections: Education and Interdisciplinarity, Design and Aesthetics, Rhetoric and Interpretation, and Social Theory and Ethics. The topics include the effects on reading of the multimodal and multisensory aspects of the digital environment, the impact of practice on the medium of theory, how digital media are dissolving the boundaries between leisure and work, and the impact of cyberspace on established ethical principles.