Understanding video: applications, impact, and theory

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Sage Publications, Jun 1, 1987 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 135 pages
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Understanding Video examines the aesthetic, perceptual and practical uses of new video technologies. Bringing together social and theoretical perspectives, Hanson shows us ways of understanding both the content and form of this important medium. She considers video as a form of visual communication and discusses the impact of video technology in the arts, in industry and in the home. She also develops a theory of video communication.

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Contents

Acknowledgments
7
The Characteristics of Video
25
Perceiving the Image
36
Copyright

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JARICE HANSON is Professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Verizon Chair in Telecommunications at the School of Communications and Theater at Temple University in Philadelphia. She is the author/editor of seventeen books.