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New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader
By Wendy Hui Kyong Chun (editor) and Thomas Keenan (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date November 30, 2005
Pages 418
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780415942249
ISBN-10 0415942241
Dimensions 1 by 6.75 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.66 lbs.
Original list price $60.95
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New Media, Old Media is a comprehensive anthology of original and classic essays that explore the tensions of old and new in digital culture. Leading international media scholars and cultural theorists interrogate new media like the Internet, digital video, and MP3s against the backdrop of earlier media such as television, film, photography, and print. The essays provide new benchmarks for evaluating all those claims; political, social, ethical, made about the digital age. Committed to historical research and to theoretical innovation, they suggest that in the light of digital programmability, seemingly forgotten moments in the history of the media we glibly call old can be rediscovered and transformed. The many topics explored in provocative volume include websites, webcams, the rise and fall of dotcom mania, Internet journalism, the open source movement, and computer viruses.

New Media, Old Media is a foundational text for general readers, students, and scholars of new media across the disciplines. It is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the cultural impact of new media.



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