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 Melinda Hinkson (ed.) - ANU Press
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by Emily Chivers Yochim - University of Michigan Press
Skate Life examines how young male skateboarders use skate culture media in the production of their identities. Emily Chivers Yochim offers a comprehensive ethnographic analysis of an Ann Arbor, Michigan, skateboarding community.
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 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.