Audiovisions : Cinema and Television as Entr'actes in History
by Siegfried Zielinski
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press 1999
Number of pages: 360
The book reconstructs the complex genesis of cinema and television as historically relative - and thus finite - cultural forms, focussing on the dynamics and tension in the interaction between the apparatus and its uses. It is also a plea for 'staying power' in studies of cultural technology and technological culture of film.
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by Stephen Hill, Bevis Fenner - BookBoon
This is an ideal guidebook for undergraduates studying a range of Media and Cultural Studies courses. Alongside more traditional forms like film, television and music, the book also makes reference to Facebook, YouTube and MySpace.
by Joe Karaganis - SSRC Books
An independent study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, with a focus on Brazil, India, Russia, etc. The report argues that the problem of piracy is better conceived as a failure of affordable access to media in legal markets.
by Lawrence Lessig - Penguin Press HC
Never before have the big cultural monopolists used the fear created by new technologies to shrink the public domain of ideas, even as the same corporations use the same technologies to control more and more what we can and can't do with culture.
by Russell Neuman - University of Michigan Press
The authors explore the issue of media evolution. Focusing on a variety of examples in media history, ranging from the telephone to the television, the radio to the Internet, these essays address questions about the nature of technological change.