Digital Material: Tracing New Media in Everyday Life and Technology
by Marianne van den Boomen, et al.
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press 2009
The contributors to the present book, all employed in teaching and researching new media and digital culture, assembled their 'digital material' into an anthology, covering issues ranging from desktop metaphors to Web 2.0 ecosystems, from touch screens to blogging and e-learning, from role-playing games and cybergothic music to wireless dreams. Together the contributions provide a showcase of current research in the field, from what may be called a 'digital-materialist' perspective.
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by Siegfried Zielinski - Amsterdam University Press
The book reconstructs the genesis of cinema and television as historically relative cultural forms, focussing on the interaction between the apparatus and its uses. It is also a plea for 'staying power' in studies of cultural technology of film.
by Nico Carpentier - Intellect Ltd
This book looks at participation as a structurally unstable concept and as the object of a political struggle that makes it oscillate between minimalist and maximalist versions. This struggle is analysed in theoretical reflections in five fields.
by Drew Davidson et al. - Carnegie Mellon University
An introduction to the future of mass media and mass communications - cross-media communications. Cross-media is explained through the presentation and analysis of contemporary examples and project-based tutorials in cross-media development.
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.