Medium, Messenger, Transmission: An Approach to Media Philosophy
by Sybille Krämer
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press 2015
Number of pages: 271
This rich study provides a comprehensive introduction to media philosophy while offering a new perspective on the concept and function of transmission media in all systems of exchange. Kramer uses the figure of the messenger as a key metaphor, examining a diverse range of transmission events, including the circulation of money, translation of languages, angelic visitations, spread of infectious diseases, and processes of transference and counter-transference that occur during psychoanalysis.
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by Joseph Turow, Lokman Tsui - University of Michigan Press
The book addresses a series of questions about the ways in which hyperlinks organize behavior online. These essays will be valuable to anyone interested in the connections that structure communication discourse in the world of digital media.
by Nanna Verhoeff - Amsterdam University Press
This book is a must for anybody interested in visual culture and media theory. It offers a theoretical account of the central dimension of our contemporary existence -- interfacing and navigating data and physical world through a variety of screens.
by Jack Lule - The Saylor Foundation
The text will support an engaging course experience for students that will not only show them the powerful social and economic forces will affect the future of media technology, but will challenge students to do their part in shaping that future.
by Lawrence Lessig - Penguin Press HC
Never before have the big cultural monopolists used the fear created by new technologies to shrink the public domain of ideas, even as the same corporations use the same technologies to control more and more what we can and can't do with culture.