Media Technology and Society

Author: Brian Winston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134766327
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Challenging the popular myth of a present-day 'information revolution', Media Technology and Society is essential reading for anyone interested in the social impact of technological change. Winston argues that the development of new media forms, from the telegraph and the telephone to computers, satellite and virtual reality, is the product of a constant play-off between social necessity and suppression: the unwritten law by which new technologies are introduced into society only insofar as their disruptive potential is limited.

Permanent vernetzt

Author: Thomas Steinmaurer
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658045116
Format: PDF
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Die Technologien der digitalen Kommunikation und mobilen Vernetzung durchdringen in einem hohen Ausmaß unseren Alltag. Gleichermaßen subtil wie nachhaltig eroberten sie im Verlauf der Technisierung die unterschiedlichen Lebensbereiche und erlauben uns heute zeitlich permanenten und ubiquitären Zugang zu den globalen Netzwerken der Kommunikation. Diese Publikation nimmt sowohl theoretische Konzepte wie historische Entwicklungslinien in den Blick. In Fortführung und Weiterentwicklung des Projekts zu den „Tele-Visionen“, das sich mit der Verbreitung und den Aneignungsformen des Fernsehens auseinandersetzte, widmet sich diese Arbeit nunmehr der Frage des Umgangs der Menschen mit mobilen Technologien der Konnektivität und den daraus erwachsenden Konsequenzen für Individuum wie Gesellschaft. D

Websprache net

Author: Torsten Siever
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110181104
Format: PDF, Docs
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Websprache.net thematisiert den Sprachgebrauch, die kommunikativen Verhaltensweisen und die medienspezifischen Entwicklungen in den zentralen Bereichen der Sprache und Kommunikation im Internet. Der Band wird in die Abschnitte "Das Internet als Medium", "Kommunikationspraxen", "Redaktionelles im Internet", "Literatur und Internet", "Text und Bild im Fokus" und "Kommunikationsgemeinschaften" unterteilt. Er gibt neben der Deskription immer auch einen prospektiven Blick für die weitere Entwicklung von Sprache und Kommunikation im Internet und wird unter A href="http://www.mediensprache.net/"http://www.mediensprache.net/ umfassend unterstützt.

Die magischen Kan le

Author: Marshall McLuhan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783430164047
Format: PDF, ePub
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Museum und Medien - Museumskommunikation - Kommunikationstheorie - Medientheorie - Museum und Öffentlichkeit.

Die Gro st dte und das Geistesleben

Author: Georg Simmel
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 802721386X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Die Großstädte und das Geistesleben ist ein 1903 erschienener Aufsatz des Soziologen Georg Simmel, mit dem dieser die Grundlagen der Stadtsoziologie schuf. Das tiefste Problem des modernen Lebens ist nach Georg Simmel der Anspruch des Individuums nach der Selbstständigkeit und Eigenart seines Daseins gegen die Übermächte der Gesellschaft, das geschichtlich Ererbte der äußerlichen Kultur und Technik des Lebens zu bewahren. Der Großstädter ist - im Gegensatz zum Kleinstädter - einer "Steigerung des Nervenlebens" ausgesetzt. Darin besteht die Basis für den Typus großstädtischer Individualität. Georg Simmel (1858-1918) war ein deutscher Philosoph und Soziologe. Er leistete wichtige Beiträge zur Kulturphilosophie, war Begründer der "formalen Soziologie" und der Konfliktsoziologie. Simmel stand in der Tradition der Lebensphilosophie, aber auch der des Neukantianismus.

A Nation Transformed by Information

Author: Alfred D. Chandler Jr.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195352009
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book makes the startling case that North Americans were getting on the "information highway" as early as the 1700's, and have been using it as a critical building block of their social, economic, and political world ever since. By the time of the founding of the United States, there was a postal system and roads for the distribution of mail copyright laws to protect intellectual property, and newspapers, books, and broadsides to bring information to a populace that was building a nation on the basis of an informed electorate. In the 19th century, Americans developed the telegraph, telephone, and motion pictures, inventions that further expanded the reach of information. In the 20th century they added television, computers, and the Internet, ultimately connecting themselves to a whole world of information. From the beginning North Americans were willing to invest in the infrastructure to make such connectivity possible. This book explores what the deployment of these technologies says about American society. The editors assembled a group of contributors who are experts in their particular fields and worked with them to create a book that is fully integrated and cross-referenced.

Technologies of Seeing Photography Cinematography and Television

Author: Brian Winston
Publisher: British Film Institute
ISBN:
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This text examines the complex forces pushing and constraining technological developments in cinema. It contests the view that technological advance is simply the result of scientific progress. Rather, the author argues that social forces control the media technology agenda at every stage.

The Mobile Audience

Author: Martin Rieser
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 904203128X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The convergence of mobile technologies and ubiquitous computing is creating a world where information-rich environments may be mapped directly onto urban topologies. This book tracks the history and genesis of locative and wearable media and the ground-breaking work of pioneer artists in the field. It examines changing concepts of space and place for a wide range of traditional disciplines ranging from Anthropology, Sociology, Fine Art and Architecture to Cultural and Media Studies, Fashion and Graphic design. Mobile and Pervasive media are beginning to proliferate in the landscape of computer mediated interaction in public space through the emergence of smartphone technologies such as the iPhone, cloud computing extended wifi services and the semantic web in cities. These dispersed forms of interaction raise a whole series of questions on the nature of narrative and communication, particularly in relation to an audience's new modes of mobile participation and reception. These issues are explored through a series of focused essays by leading theorists, seminal case studies and practitioner interviews with artists at the cutting edge of these technologies, who are extending the potential of the medium to enhance and critique technological culture. By emphasizing the role of the audience in this nomadic environment, the collection traces the history and development of 'ambulant' artistic practice in this new domain, creating an essential handbook for those wishing to understand the dominant global technology of the 21st Century and its implications for Art, Culture and Audience.

The Mood of Information

Author: Andrew McStay
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441125353
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Mood of Information explores advertising from the perspective of information flows rather than the more familiar approach of symbolic representation. At the heart of this book is an aspiration to better understand contemporary and nascent forms of commercial solicitation predicated on the commodification of experience and subjectivity. In assessing novel forms of advertising that involve tracking users' web browsing activity over a period of time, this book seeks to grasp and explicate key trends within the media and advertising industries along with the technocultural, legal, regulatory and political environment online behavioural advertising operates within. Situated within contemporary scholarly debate and interest in recursive media that involves intensification of discourses of feedback, personalization, recommendation, co-production, constructivism and the preempting of intent, this book represents a departure from textual criticism of advertising to one based on exposition of networked means of inferring preferences, desires and orientations that reflect ways of being, or moods of information.