Score: 4
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You Are Not a Gadget


  • Author: Jaron Lanier
  • Release Date : 2010-01-12
  • Genre: Engineering
  • File Size: 3186284 Bytes


A NATIONAL BESTSELLERA programmer, musician, and father of virtual reality technology, Jaron Lanier was a pioneer in digital media, and among the first to predict the revolutionary changes it would bring to our commerce and culture. Now, with the Web influencing virtually every aspect of our lives, he offers this provocative critique of how digital design is shaping society, for better and for worse. Informed by Lanier’s experience and expertise as a computer scientist, You Are Not a Gadget discusses the technical and cultural problems that have unwittingly risen from programming choices—such as the nature of user identity—that were “locked-in” at the birth of digital media and considers what a future based on current design philosophi...

Score: 4
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Medium Raw


  • Author: Anthony Bourdain
  • Release Date : 2010-06-08
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 878736 Bytes


Medium Raw marks the return of the inimitable Anthony Bourdain, author of the blockbuster bestseller Kitchen Confidential and three-time Emmy Award-nominated host of No Reservations on TV’s Travel Channel. Bourdain calls his book, “A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook,” and he is at his entertaining best as he takes aim at some of the biggest names in the foodie world, including David Chang, Alice Waters, the Top Chef winners and losers, and many more. If Hunter S. Thompson had written a book about the restaurant business, it could have been Medium Raw....

Media  Culture  and Mediality

Media Culture and Mediality


  • Author : Ludwig Jäger
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Release Date : 2014-03-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783839413760


Media Culture and Mediality Book Description :

Current culturally oriented media studies have significantly advanced central concepts such like »mediality«, »media culture«, »media discourse« and »procedures of media«. Focused on this newly defined terminological field, this volume presents landmark contributions for media studies providing new insights into the current state of research on media theory and media culture, simultaneously developing an agenda for future research....

Media Culture   Morality

Media Culture Morality


  • Author : Keith Tester
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-07-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136146206


Media Culture Morality Book Description :

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Media  Culture and Politics in Indonesia

Media Culture and Politics in Indonesia


  • Author : Krishna Sen
  • Publisher : Equinox Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9793780428


Media Culture and Politics in Indonesia Book Description :

Media, Culture, and Politics in Indonesia is about the institutions and policies that determine what Indonesians write, read, watch, and hear. It covers the print media, broadcast radio and television, computers and the internet, videos, films and music. This book argues that the texts of the media can be understood in two broad ways: 1. as records of a "national" culture and political hegemony constructed by Suharto's New Order and 2. as contradictory, dissident, political and cultural aspirations that reflect the anxieties and preoccupations of Indonesian citizens. Media, Culture, and Politics, now brought back to life as a member of Equinox Publishing's Classic Indonesia series, explains what has escaped state control, not only by self-conscious r...

Media  Culture And The Environment

Media Culture And The Environment


  • Author : Alison Anderson University of Plymouth.
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-11-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317756569


Media Culture And The Environment Book Description :

This book is intended for final year undergraduates and postgraduates in cultural and media studies, as well as postgraduate and academic researchers. Courses on culture and the media within sociology, environmental studies, human geography and politics....

Kids  Media Culture

Kids Media Culture


  • Author : Jane Feuer
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0822323710


Kids Media Culture Book Description :

A collection of feminist cultural studies essays on children’s television....

Believing in a Media Culture

Believing in a Media Culture


  • Author : Gretchen Hailer
  • Publisher : Saint Mary's Press
  • Release Date : 2000-09-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780884893905


Believing in a Media Culture Book Description :

Minicourse appropriate for grades 9-12 The media--television, movies, music, magazines, and computer technologies--are pervasive and increasingly influential among all age-groups in our culture. Young people in particular must learn to interact with these media in healthful ways. Christian parents and educators are rightly concerned that such "media literacy" be grounded in Gospel values.Believing in a Media Culturehelps young people to critically assess the mixed messages of the media through the lens of Christian faith. The participants will develop skills that they will use for a lifetime....

Exploring Media Culture

Exploring Media Culture


  • Author : Michael R. Real
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 1996-09-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0803958773


Exploring Media Culture Book Description :

This unique textbook provides a fresh interpretation of media analysis and cultural studies. Each chapter focuses on a particular aspect of American popular culture - including Hollywood cinema, presidential elections and the Super Bowl - to demystify complex concepts such as ritual, postmodernism and political economy. This use of popular culture texts, narratives and interpretations will enable readers to understand more about this important yet esoteric debate. Exploring Media Culture synthesizes a wealth of information and research and presents this in an engaging and accessible format....

Culture and Power
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Culture and Power


  • Author : Paddy Scannell
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 1992-05-27
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0803986319


Culture and Power Book Description :

This broad-ranging book presents an introduction to the issues and debates which are currently central to media studies, drawn from major articles published in the journal Media, Culture & Society in the period 1985 - 1991. The first part outlines and surveys some key theoretical developments in media studies such as the increased use of feminist and cultural studies approaches to the media and the development of the postmodernism debate. The second part addresses the key area of recent research around the audience; the last section addresses the public sphere. Drawing together key work from the breadth of current critical media research, Culture and Power is an invaluable student textbook and a complement to...

European Film and Media Culture

European Film and Media Culture


  • Author : Lennard Højbjerg
  • Publisher : Museum Tusculanum Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 8763504278


European Film and Media Culture Book Description :

Brings into focus central aspects of developments in European film and media culture. Through studies of both film and television the question of national identity, European integration and globalisation is analysed in a both Eastern and Western Europeancontext. This volume also offers several case studies....

Postmodern Media Culture

Postmodern Media Culture


  • Author : Jonathan Bignell
  • Publisher : Aakar Books
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Mass media
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 8189833162


Postmodern Media Culture Book Description :

Postmodern Media Culture Analyses The Function Of Media Examples In The Work Of A Number Of Key Theorists Including Adorno, Baudrillard, Benjamin, Habermas, Jameson, Lyotard And Mcluhan, And Discusses Contemporary Media Production, Products And Audiences, To Test And Reorient Theoretical Models Of The Postmodern. The Book Deals With Film, Television, Information Technology, Consumer Products And Popular Literature, And Assesses Challenges To Conceptions Of The Postmodern Based On Gender, Race And Region.The Book Also Addresses The Confusion Of Terms In This Subject Area (Such As Modernity , Postmodernity , Postmodernism , The Postmodern ) And Integrates A Wide-Ranging Analysis Of Contemporary Media Culture With Theories Of The Postmodern. Topics Disc...