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The Social Media Reader

Author : Michael Mandiberg
ISBN : 9780814763025
Genre : Computers
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With the rise of web 2.0 and social media platforms taking over vast tracts of territory on the internet, the media landscape has shifted drastically in the past 20 years, transforming previously stable relationships between media creators and consumers. The Social Media Reader is the first collection to address the collective transformation with pieces on social media, peer production, copyright politics, and other aspects of contemporary internet culture from all the major thinkers in the field. Culling a broad range and incorporating different styles of scholarship from foundational pieces and published articles to unpublished pieces, journalistic accounts, personal narratives from blogs, and whitepapers, The Social Media Reader promises to be an essential text, with contributions from Lawrence Lessig, Henry Jenkins, Clay Shirky, Tim O'Reilly, Chris Anderson, Yochai Benkler, danah boyd, and Fred von Loehmann, to name a few. It covers a wide-ranging topical terrain, much like the internet itself, with particular emphasis on collaboration and sharing, the politics of social media and social networking, Free Culture and copyright politics, and labour and ownership.Theorizing new models of collaboration, identity, commerce, copyright, ownership, and labour, these essays outline possibilities for cultural democracy that arise when the formerly passive audience becomes active cultural creators, while warning of the dystopian potential of new forms of surveillance and control.
Category: Computers

The Media Reader

Author : Hugh Mackay
ISBN : 0761962506
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 20.77 MB
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`Alertness to the changing terms of debate, familiarity with the latest scholarship and a shrewd, practical sense of what works in teaching make this collection a very worthwhile addition to course reading lists' - John Corner, University of Liverpool The Media Reader is an essential sourcebook of key statements about transformations in media culture. The Reader explores the technological, economic, social and cultural processes implicated in the production, regulation, circulation and consumption of media forms. It applies theoretical approaches, supported by a range of case studies, to past and present media transformations. Divided into four parts: Mass Communications and the Modern World;
Category: Social Science

The Media Reader

Author : Manuel Alvarado
ISBN : 0851702597
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 28.49 MB
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Today media studies occupy an increasingly strategic position within the academic curriculum. This new anthology of writings on film and television, all written during the 1980s, throws the net widely to include discussions of a variety of media from around the world. The book addresses the pressing questions of cultural identity, deals with a range of political and economical issues, and discusses the pleasures which film and television can provide. Taken together, these essays provide a challenging and stimulating view of contemporary media. Today media studies occupy an increasingly strategic position within the academic curriculum. This new anthology of writings on film and television, all written during the 1980s, throws the net widely to include discussions of a variety of media from around the world. The book addresses the pressing questions of cultural identity, deals with a range of political and economical issues, and discusses the pleasures which film and television can provide. Taken together, these essays provide a challenging and stimulating view of contemporary media.
Category: Performing Arts

The Screen Media Reader

Author : Stephen Monteiro
ISBN : 9781501311673
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 33.64 MB
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As mobile communication, social media, wireless networks, and flexible user interfaces become prominent topics in the study of media and culture, the screen emerges as a critical research area. This reader brings together insightful and influential texts from a variety of sources-theorists, researchers, critics, inventors, and artists-that explore the screen as a fundamental element not only in popular culture but also in our very understanding of society and the world. The Screen Media Reader is a foundational resource for studying the screen and its cultural impact. Through key contemporary and historical texts addressing the screen's development and role in communications and the social sphere, it considers how the screen functions as an idea, an object, and an everyday experience. Reflecting a number of descriptive and analytical approaches, these essays illustrate the astonishing range and depth of the screen's introduction and application in multiple media configurations and contexts. Together they demonstrate the long-standing influence of the screen as a cultural concept and communication tool that extends well beyond contemporary debates over screen saturation and addiction.
Category: Social Science

The Race And Media Reader

Author : Gilbert B. Rodman
ISBN : 0415801583
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 48.9 MB
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The Race and Media Reader provides a wide-ranging introduction to major issues and debates surrounding the role that the media plays in ongoing struggles around race and racism in the US today. The essays collected here come from a wide variety of disciplinary, theoretical, and methodological perspectives, and focus on a broad range of media practices, racial and ethnic populations, and historical moments. These readings, curated by Gilbert Rodman, offer an intersectional approach to thinking about media and the politics of race, arguing that media representations of specific racial/ethnic identities need to be understood within the broader social, cultural, and economic contexts in which they circulate. With concise introductory notes by Rodman, these selections ask readers to take a critical stance on the media's role as one of the most powerful institutions involved in the creation and maintenance of problematic racial hierarchies, and to consider ways of thinking and acting that might bring us closer to a world where racism no longer exists.
Category: Performing Arts

The Mobile Media Reader

Author : Noah Arceneaux
ISBN : 1433113007
Genre : Drama
File Size : 87.80 MB
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Portable phones are now miniature multi-media centers that can fit neatly in one's pocket, and media industries of all types are adapting content for these new platforms, or innovating entirely new forms. In the light of this explosive growth, this diverse collection of essays establishes conceptual, critical frameworks for evaluating the latest transformations of the media landscape. Some essays provide historical context, exploring older phenomena, while others unpack the behind-the-scenes-negotiations that determine what kinds of services are available to consumers of the latest technology. This book is a comprehensive road map, enabling examination of the social, cultural, and commercial implications of media that are available anywhere at any time. -- from Back Cover.
Category: Drama

The Newmediareader

Author : Noah Wardrip-Fruin
ISBN : 0262232278
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 68.4 MB
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A sourcebook of historical written texts, video documentation, and working programs that form the foundation of new media. This reader collects the texts, videos, and computer programs--many of them now almost impossible to find--that chronicle the history and form the foundation of the still-emerging field of new media. General introductions by Janet Murray and Lev Manovich, along with short introductions to each of the texts, place the works in their historical context and explain their significance. The texts were originally published between World War II--when digital computing, cybernetic feedback, and early notions of hypertext and the Internet first appeared--and the emergence of the World Wide Web--when they entered the mainstream of public life. The texts are by computer scientists, artists, architects, literary writers, interface designers, cultural critics, and individuals working across disciplines. The contributors include (chronologically) Jorge Luis Borges, Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, Ivan Sutherland, William S. Burroughs, Ted Nelson, Italo Calvino, Marshall McLuhan, Jean Baudrillard, Nicholas Negroponte, Alan Kay, Bill Viola, Sherry Turkle, Richard Stallman, Brenda Laurel, Langdon Winner, Robert Coover, and Tim Berners-Lee. The CD accompanying the book contains examples of early games, digital art, independent literary efforts, software created at universities, and home-computer commercial software. Also on the CD is digitized video, documenting new media programs and artwork for which no operational version exists. One example is a video record of Douglas Engelbart's first presentation of the mouse, word processor, hyperlink, computer-supported cooperative work, video conferencing, and the dividing up of the screen we now call non-overlapping windows; another is documentation of Lynn Hershman's Lorna, the first interactive video art installation.
Category: Social Science

The Gender And Media Reader

Author : Mary Celeste Kearney
ISBN : 0415993466
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 72.95 MB
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The Gender and Media Reader is the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary anthology of the best known and most influential writings in gender and media studies. It is an essential text for those interested in the development of gender and media studies, its primary topics, debates, and theoretical approaches.
Category: Social Science

Comm 2011

Author : University of South Australia. School of Communication
ISBN : OCLC:892682205
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Photopedia

Author : Michael R. Miller
ISBN : 0132714302
Genre : Photography
File Size : 75.16 MB
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Photopedia: The Ultimate Digital Photography Resource Whether you own a low-cost point-and-shoot camera or an expensive digital SLR, great photographs are within your reach–with the help of this book. Photopedia: The Ultimate Digital Photography Resource shows you everything you need to know to take great-looking digital photos, from basic camera operation to advanced Photoshop techniques. Photopedia’s easy-to-read text, accompanied by colorful photographic examples, leads you step-by-step from choosing the right digital camera to taking impressive pictures to printing your photos and sharing them via the Web. Photopedia includes detailed instructions for taking all kinds of different photos. Want to take an attractive portrait, or a stunning action shot? Or perhaps you just want to capture shots on your upcoming vacation, or shoot some product photos for eBay? Whatever type of photo you want to take, you’ll learn how in this book. Read the text, look at the pictures, and then start shooting! HERE’S SOME OF WHAT’S COVERED INSIDE: • Choosing the right digital camera • Learning your camera’s functions and controls • Selecting essential camera accessories • Using different lenses and filters • Mastering essential photographic techniques, such as composition, lighting, color, exposure, and focus • Choosing the best photo editing software • Using Photoshop to edit and enhance your photos • Shooting the perfect photo–from portraits to still life • All aspects of digital photography from equipment, composition, digital darkroom/editing, and output. • Shooting in black and white • Storing, managing, and printing your photos Michael Miller has written more than 75 nonfiction how-to books, including Que’s iPodpedia: The Ultimate iPod and iTunes Resource, Googlepedia: The Ultimate Google Resource, Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics, Tricks of the eBay Masters, and Bad Pics Fixed Quick. Learn more at his website: www.molehillgroup.com. Category: Digital Photography User Level: Beginner to Advanced
Category: Photography