New Media, Old Media examines the historical context of new media technologies. In this volume of original and classic essays, leading media and cultural theorists interrogate new media against the background of older media such as film, photography, and print in order to evaluate the multiple claims-political, social, ethical, and aesthetic-made about the radical difference of the digital age. Topics discussed include webcams, dotcom mania, Internet journalism, and race on the Web. This provocative collection promises to jolt new media theory out of its dogmatic slumber and serve as a foundational text for students of media across the disciplines.
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun is Professor and Chair of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. She is author of Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics (MIT Press, Cambridge, 2006) and Programmed Visions: Software and Memory (MIT Press, Cambridge, 2011).
Anna Watkins Fisher is a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University.
Thomas W. Keenan is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the Human Rights Program at Bard College.