Digital Media Revisited: theoretical and conceptual innovations in digital domains

Digital Media Revisited: theoretical and conceptual innovations in digital domains
Library Shelf Location 31.LIES
Publication Date 2003
Description Arguing that "first encounters" have already applied traditional theoretical and conceptual frameworks to digital media, this book calls for "second encounters," or a revisiting. Digital media, it shows, are not only objects of analysis, but also instruments for the development of innovative perspectives on both media and culture. Drawing on insights from literary theory, semiotics, philosophy, aesthetics, ethics, media studies, sociology, and education, it constructs new positions from which to observe digital media in fresh and meaningful ways. Throughout, it asks to what extent interpretation of and experimentation with digital media can inform theory. It also asks how our understanding of digital media can contribute to our understanding of social and cultural change. The book is organized in four sections: Education and Interdisciplinarity, Design and Aesthetics, Rhetoric and Interpretation, and Social Theory and Ethics. The topics include the effects on reading of the multimodal and multisensory aspects of the digital environment, the impact of practice on the medium of theory, how digital media are dissolving the boundaries between leisure and work, and the impact of cyberspace on established ethical principles.
ISBN 0262122561
Quantity 1
Pages 576
Editors Gunnar Liestol, Andrew Morrison, Terje Rasmussen
Authors Jay David Bolter, Espen Aarseth, Peter Bogh Andersen, Maribeth Back, Anders Fagerjord, Stian Grogaard, George P Landow, Jon Lanestedt, John Law, Eva Liestol, Ingunn Moser, Lars Qvortrup, Mmark Poster, Roger Silverstone, Ragnhild Tronstad, Gregory L Ulmer, Gunnar Liestol, Andrew Morrison, Terje Rasmussen, Mary Flanagan
Format Hardcover
Publisher MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.
Categories Theory, New Media/Digital Art
Language English

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