New Media: A Critical Introduction
New Media: A Critical Introduction
New Media: A Critical Introduction

New Media: A Critical Introduction

  • Publish Date: 2009-01-28
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Martin Lister;Jon Dovey;Seth Giddings;Iain Grant;Kieran Kelly
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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.comyou will find:

  • additionalinternational case studies with online references
  • specially createdYou Tube videos on machines and digital photography
  • a new Virtual Camera case study, with links to short film examples
  • usefullinks to related websites, resources and research sites
  • furtheronlinereading links to specific arguments or discussion topicsin the book
  • links tokeyscholarsin the field of new media.

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