A Companion to New Media Dynamics presents a state-of-the-art collection of multidisciplinary readings that examine the origins, evolution, and cultural underpinnings of the media of the digital age in terms of dynamic change Presents a state-of-the-art collection of original readings relating to new media in terms of dynamic changeFeatures interdisciplinary contributions encompassing the sciences, social sciences, humanities and creative artsAddresses a wide range of issues from the ownership and regulation of new media to their form and cultural uses<
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introducing Dynamics: A New Approach to ``New Media''; What's New . . . ?; . . . about New Media?; The Dynamics of the Book; Part 1 Approaches and Antecedents; Chapter 1 Media Studies and New Media Studies; History and Geography; Political Aesthetics; The Study of New Media Practice; Chapter 2 The Future of Digital Humanities Is a Matter of Words; Prologue; Projecting the Future; Writing the History; Destinations Evolve; Destination is Resonance; Watchfulness Chapter 3 Media Dynamics and the Lessons of HistoryPresent and Past: Juxtapositions; Restorations: Media Technology; Restorations: Beyond Technology; Chapter 4 Literature and Culture in the Age of the New Media; The Book Culture; The Highbrow Margins; The New Old Media; The Evolutionary Story; Nobrow, Evolist, and Beyond; Chapter 5 The Economics of New Media; What Can Economics Tell Us about New Media?; Information as a Public Good; What does an Information Economy Mean for Economics?; Policy Implications; Concluding Comments; Chapter 6 The End of Audiences?; The Death of the Audience? A Crossgenerational DialogueConceptual Continuities; The Short History and Long Past of Audiences; Conclusion; Chapter 7 The Emergence of Next-Generation Internet Users; Introduction; Approach; The Emergence of Next-Generation Users; Theoretical Perspectives; Defining the Next-Generation User; Why Does this Matter?; Who are the Next-Generation Users?; Beyond Britain: The World Internet Project; The Future; Chapter 8 National Web Studies; Introduction: National Web Studies; Blocked yet Blogging: The Special Case of Iran; Defining National Websites, and the Implications for National Web Capture Demarcating the Iranian Web: Studying the Outputs of Device CulturesDevice Cultures: How Websites are Valued, and Ranked; Analyzing the Characteristics of the Iranian Webs: Language and Responsiveness; The Iranian Web and Its Languages; The Iranian Web and Responsiveness; The Iranian Web and Internet Censorship; The Iranian Web and Freshness; Conclusion: National Web Health Index; Acknowledgments; Part 2 Issues and Identities; Agency; Chapter 9 In the Habitus of the New; Habitus, Agency, and Structure; Structure and Agency in the Habitus of the New; Affordances and the Habitus (Authorship and) DisclosureListening; Redaction; Digital Literacy as Agency; Chapter 10 Long Live Wikipedia?; Mobility; Chapter 11 Changing Media with Mobiles; Introduction: The Emergence of Moving Media; The Mobile Phone as a Medium; From Personal to Social Television; The Second Coming of Mobile Internet; Placing Media with Mobiles; Conclusion; Chapter 12 Make Room for the Wii; Locating the Game Console; Limited Spatial Mobilities; Conclusion: Too Many Mobilities to Count?; Enterprise; Chapter 13 Improvers, Entertainers, Shockers, and Makers Chapter 14 The Dynamics of Digital Multisided Media Markets
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