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 change Features interdisciplinary contributions encompassing the sciences, social sciences, humanities and creative arts Addresses a wide range of issues from the ownership and regulation of new media to their form and cultural uses Provides readers with a glimpse of new media dynamics at three levels of scale: the 'macro' or system level; the 'meso' or institutional level; and 'micro' or agency level
Notes on Contributors ix Acknowledgments xix Introducing Dynamics: A New Approach to "New Media" 1 John Hartley, Jean Burgess, and Axel Bruns Part 1 Approaches and Antecedents 13 1 Media Studies and New Media Studies 15 Sean Cubitt 2 The Future of Digital Humanities Is a Matter of Words 33 Willard McCarty 3 Media Dynamics and the Lessons of History 53 Thomas Pettitt 4 Literature and Culture in the Age of the New Media 73 Peter Swirski 5 The Economics of New Media 90 John Quiggin 6 The End of Audiences? 104 Sonia Livingstone and Ranjana Das 7 The Emergence of Next-Generation Internet Users 122 Grant Blank and William H. Dutton 8 NationalWeb Studies 142 Richard Rogers, Esther Weltevrede, Erik Borra, and Sabine Niederer Part 2 Issues and Identities 167 Agency 169 9 In the Habitus of the New 171 Zizi Papacharissi and Emily Easton 10 Long Live Wikipedia? 185 Andrew Lih Mobility 191 11 Changing Media with Mobiles 193 Gerard Goggin 12 Make Room for the Wii 209 Ben Aslinger Enterprise 219 13 Improvers, Entertainers, Shockers, and Makers 221 Charles Leadbeater 14 The Dynamics of Digital Multisided Media Markets 231 Patrik Wikstr¨om Search 247 15 Search and Networked Attention 249 Alexander Halavais 16 Against Search 261 Pelle Snickars Network 275 17 Evolutionary Dynamics of the MobileWeb 277 Indrek Ibrus 18 Pseudonyms and the Rise of the Real-Name Web 290 Bernie Hogan Surveillance 309 19 New Media and Changing Perceptions of Surveillance 311 Anders Albrechtslund 20 Lessons of the Leak 322 Christoph Bieber Part 3 Forms, Platforms, and Practices 337 Culture and Identity 339 21 Cybersexuality and Online Culture 341 Feona Attwood 22 Microcelebrity and the Branded Self 346 Theresa M. Senft 23 Online Identity 355 Alice E. Marwick 24 Practices of Networked Identity 365 Jan-Hinrik Schmidt Politics, Participation, and Citizenship 375 25 The Internet and the Opening Up of Political Space 377 Stephen Coleman 26 The Internet as a Platform for Civil Disobedience 385 Cherian George 27 Parody, Performativity, and Play 396 Jeffrey P. Jones 28 The Politics of ‘‘Platforms’’ 407 Tarleton Gillespie 29 From Homepages to Network Profiles 417 Axel Bruns Knowledge and New Generations 427 30 The New Media Toolkit 429 Mark Pesce 31 Materiality, Description, and Comparison as Tools for Cultural Difference Analysis 439 Basile Zimmermann 32 Learning from Network Dysfunctionality 450 Tony D. Sampson and Jussi Parikka 33 Young People Online 461 Lelia Green and Danielle Brady 34 Beyond Generations and New Media 472 Kate Crawford and Penelope Robinson Index 480
“Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate and research collections.” (Choice, 1 September 2013) “I highly recommend the all encompassing and widely landmark book to any new and old media leaders, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, technologists, academics, students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, government officials, public policy makers, nonprofit executives, and anyone interested in the ever changing and dynamic landscape of new media. This book provides insights and ideas that will provide the seed for future change and innovation across the entire new and old media environment.” (Blog Business World, 16 March 2013)
John Hartley is John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University, Western Australia; and Professor of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University, Wales. Recent books include Cultural Science (2014), Key Concepts in Creative Industries (2013) and Digital Futures for Cultural and Media Studies (2012). He is Editor of the International Journal of Cultural Studies. Jean Burgess is Associate Professor of Digital Media at Queensland University of Technology. She is co-author of YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture (2009), and co-editor of Twitter and Society (2014) and Studying Mobile Media: Cultural Technologies, Mobile Communication, and the iPhone (2012). Axel Bruns is Professor and ARC Future Fellow, ARC Centre for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology. He is author of Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life and Beyond: From Production to Produsage (2008) and Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production (2005), and co-editor of Twitter and Society (2014) and Uses of Blogs (2006).
With the term ‘new media’ in use for decades now, one wonders if innovative digital forms and platforms can still be considered ‘new’ at all. Yet even as the lines have grown blurred between ‘new’ and ‘traditional’ media forms, there is much to learn about the dynamics surrounding the growth and adoption of new media. 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. Contributed by an international cast of top researchers, cultural entrepreneurs, and emerging scholars, various chapters reflect on the historical, technical, cultural, and political changes that underlie the emergence of new media, as existing patterns and assumptions are challenged by the forces of ‘creative destruction’ and innovation, both economic and cultural. At the same time, readings reveal how several of the familiar themes from ‘old’ media remain – questions of identity, sexuality, politics, relationships, and meaning. Topics explored include everything from the ownership and regulation of new media to their form and cultural uses, including questions of access, agency, and consumer co-creation. Providing a wealth of innovative insights, A Companion to New Media Dynamics is an indispensable resource to the development, current place, and future directions of new media practices within contemporary culture.
“We are fortunate indeed to have this tour d'horizon of young and middle-aged media across Europe, North America, and Asia. It features an array of established and emergent writers whose clear prose and thorough research mark out their work.” - Toby Miller, co-author of Greening the Media
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