New Media, Old Media
Interrogating the Digital Revolution
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New Media, Old Media by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Book DescriptionNew 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415942249
(254mm x 178mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Programmed Visions, Paperback (February 2013)
A theoretical examination of the surprising emergence of software as a guiding metaphor for our neoliberal world.
Control and Freedom, Paperback (October 2008)» View all books by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
A work that bridges media archaeology and visual culture studies argues that the Internet has emerged as a mass medium by linking control with freedom and democracy.
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Author Biography - Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun is Assistant Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. Thomas W. Keenan is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the Human Rights Project at Bard College. He is author of Fables of Responsibility: Aberrations and Predicaments in Ethics and Politics, and coeditor of Paul de Man's Wartime Journalism, 1939-1943 and Responses: On Paul de Man's Wartime Journalism.
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