New Media: A Critical Introduction


Author: Xiaoming Wu

ISBN: 978-7-309-12112-4/G.1567

Originally Published by: Routledge

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New Media: A Critical lntroduction is a comprehensive introduction to the culture, history, technologies andtheories of new media. Written especially for students, the book considers the ways in which ‘new media’really are new, assesses the claims that a media and technological revolution has taken place and formulatesnew ways for media studies to respond to new technologies.
The authors introduce a wide variety of topics including: how to define the characteristics of new and political uses of new media and new communications; new media technologies, politics andglobalization; everyday life and new media; theories of interactivity, simulation, the new media economy.cybernetics, cyberculture, the history of automata and artificial life.

Substantially updated from the first edition to cover recent theoretical developments, approaches andsignificant technological developments, this is the best and by far the most comprehensive textbook availableon this exciting and expanding subject.


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