This updated and revised edition of a popular text focuses on the symbiotic connection between the media and interpersonal relations. Inter/Media brings together over forty essays, many of them commissioned for this volume, aimed at unravelling the intricate entanglements of media, society, and the individual. The broad range of contributors includes Anthony Smith, Sari Thomas, Michael Arlen, Susan Sontag, James Lull, and Gaye Tuchman. Emphasizing education, business, and telecommunications, this edition provides eighteen new essays on timely subjects such as how and what children learn from television, the impact and role of computers on the home, the school, and the workplace, and the meaning and use of the family snapshot. Divided into four topical sections, "The Media and Interpersonal Connection," "Media, Intimacy and Interpersonal Networks," "Mediated Reality," and "Media Values," the book's organization provides a structure for reading and discussion.