Rethinking Media Change: The Aesthetics of Transition / Edition 1

Rethinking Media Change: The Aesthetics of Transition / Edition 1

by David Thorburn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262701073

ISBN-13: 2900262701074

Pub. Date: 10/01/2004

Publisher: MIT Press

Essays on media change past and present, with examples ranging from religious pamphleteers of the seventeenth century to the World Wide Web.  See more details below

Overview

Essays on media change past and present, with examples ranging from religious pamphleteers of the seventeenth century to the World Wide Web.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900262701074
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Series:
Media in Transition
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
1Introduction: Toward an Aesthetics of Transition1
2Web of Paradox19
3Historicizing Media in Transition21
4Re-Newing Old Technologies: Astonishment, Second Nature, and the Uncanny in Technology from the Previous Turn-of-the-Century39
5How Users Define New Media: A History of the Amusement Phonograph61
6Books Are Dead, Long Live Books81
7Help or Hindrance? The History of the Book and Electronic Media95
8Historical Perspectives on the Book and Information Technology117
9Potholes on the Information Superhighway: Congress as a Publisher in Nineteenth-Century America137
10Prophetic Peasants and Bourgeois Pamphleteers: The Camisards Represented in Print, 1685-1710163
11Redefining the Home Screen: Technological Convergence as Trauma and Business Plan191
12Homer to Home Page: Designing Digital Books203
13Reflections on Interactivity217
14Forms of Future227
15Stitch Bitch: The Patchwork Girl239
16"Let's Be Going": A Parent Reads GeekCereal253
17Private Uses of Cyberspace: Women, Desire, and Fan Culture261
18Quentin Tarantino's Star Wars? Digital Cinema, Media Convergence, and Participatory Culture281
19Immersion in the Virtual Ornament: Contemporary "Movie Ride" Films315
20The Virtual Window337
21Architecture of the Senses: Neo-Baroque Entertainment Spectales355
22Media Technology and Museum Display: A Century of Accommodation and Conflict375
Contributors391
Index395

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