Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society (Inside Technology)

Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society (Inside Technology)

Tarleton Gillespie, Pablo J. Boczkowski, Kirsten A. Foot


In contemporary years, scholarship round media applied sciences has eventually shed the belief that those applied sciences are cut loose and powerfully making a choice on of social existence, taking a look at them as a substitute as produced via and embedded in designated social, cultural, and political practices. verbal exchange and media students have more and more taken theoretical views originating in technology and know-how stories (STS), whereas a few STS students attracted to info applied sciences have associated their learn to media experiences inquiries into the symbolic dimensions of those instruments. during this quantity, students from either fields come jointly to boost this view of media applied sciences as advanced sociomaterial phenomena.

The participants first deal with the connection among materiality and mediation, contemplating such subject matters because the lived realities of community infrastructure. The members then spotlight media applied sciences as continually in movement, held jointly during the minute, unobserved paintings of many, together with efforts to maintain those applied sciences alive.

ContributorsPablo J. Boczkowski, Geoffrey C. Bowker, Finn Brunton, Gabriella Coleman, Gregory J. Downey, Kirsten A. Foot, Tarleton Gillespie, Steven J. Jackson, Christopher M. Kelty, Leah A. Lievrouw, Sonia Livingstone, Ignacio Siles, Jonathan Sterne, Lucy Suchman, Fred Turner

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