New Media: A Critical Introduction

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Taylor & Francis, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 446 pages
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New Media: A Critical Introduction is a comprehensive introduction to the culture, history, technologies and theories of new media. Written especially for students, the book considers the ways in which 'new media' really are new, assesses the claims that a media and technological revolution has taken place and formulates new ways for media studies to respond to new technologies.

The authors introduce a wide variety of topics including: how to define the characteristics of new media; social and political uses of new media and new communications; new media technologies, politics and globalization; everyday life and new media; theories of interactivity, simulation, the new media economy; cybernetics, cyberculture, the history of automata and artificial life.

Substantially updated from the first edition to cover recent theoretical developments, approaches and significant technological developments, this is the best and by far the most comprehensive textbook available on this exciting and expanding subject.

At www.newmediaintro.com you will find:

  • additional international case studies with online references  
  • specially created You Tube videos on machines and digital photography
  • a new 'Virtual Camera' case study, with links to short film examples
  • useful links to related websites, resources and research sites  
  • further online reading links to specific arguments or discussion topics in the book 
  • links to key scholars in the field of new media.
  

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User Review  - Kirsty Shark - Goodreads

I borrowed this book to brush up on a few things and I've since decided to buy it. The book covers a lot of ground and I could see it being really useful for teaching and readings. It's also handy for learning about or getting perspective on new media topics which you aren't so familiar with. Read full review

Review: New Media: A Critical Introduction

User Review  - Goodreads

I borrowed this book to brush up on a few things and I've since decided to buy it. The book covers a lot of ground and I could see it being really useful for teaching and readings. It's also handy for learning about or getting perspective on new media topics which you aren't so familiar with. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
1 New Media and New Technologies
9
2 New Media and Visual Culture
105
3 Networks Users and Economics
163
4 New Media in Everyday Life
237
Technology Nature and Culture
317
Glossary
418
Index
431
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About the author (2009)

Jon Dovey, Seth Giddings, Kieran Kelly and Martin Lister are members of the Department of Culture, Media and Drama, in the Faculty of Creative Arts and Iain Grant is Head of Field in Philosophy, in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, all at the University of the West of England, Bristol

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