Sport 2.0: Transforming Sports for a Digital World

Sport 2.0: Transforming Sports for a Digital World

by Andy Miah

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262035477
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 02/10/2017
Series: The MIT Press
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Andy Miah (@andymiah) is Professor and Chair of Science Communication and Future Media in the School of Environment and Life Sciences at the University of Salford, Manchester. He is the coauthor of The Medicalization of Cyberspace and The Olympics and the author of Genetically Modified Athletes.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

I The Field of Play

Prelude 17

1 Games-Based Culture 21

2 Real-World Games 39

II E-Sports in Three Dimensions

Prelude 59

3 The Digital Ecology of Elite Sports 65

4 The Serious Gamer as Elite Athlete 85

5 Digital Spectators in Augmented Realities 103

III The Olympic Games and Sport's Digital Revolution

Prelude 123

6 Media Change at the Olympic Games 127

7 The New Olympic Media 153

8 Social Media and the Olympics 171

9 The Effect of Social Media on the 2012 London Olympics 199

10 Citizen Journalism and Mobile Media 219

Conclusion 237

Notes 249

Bibliography 255

Index 271

What People are Saying About This

Andrew C. Billings

Many scholars tackle the key sports issues of today, but Miah is one of the few who address the key questions of tomorrow. No one can predict the future, but Miah's work establishes the parameters in which that future will unfold. For those wishing to ask 'What's next?' Sport 2.0 is an essential read.

From the Publisher

For those who think technology has transformed sport, think again—the revolution is only just about to begin! In Sport 2.0 Miah provides a glimpse into the future—a fusion of digital and physical worlds, where sport will be shaped by those able to imagine and harness the disruptive power of digitization.

Mike Caine, Professor, Sports Technology & Innovation, Loughborough University

Many scholars tackle the key sports issues of today, but Miah is one of the few who address the key questions of tomorrow. No one can predict the future, but Miah's work establishes the parameters in which that future will unfold. For those wishing to ask 'What's next?' Sport 2.0 is an essential read.

Andrew C. Billings, Ronald Reagan Chair of Broadcasting, University of Alabama

Endorsement

Many scholars tackle the key sports issues of today, but Miah is one of the few who address the key questions of tomorrow. No one can predict the future, but Miah's work establishes the parameters in which that future will unfold. For those wishing to ask 'What's next?' Sport 2.0 is an essential read.

Andrew C. Billings, Ronald Reagan Chair of Broadcasting, University of Alabama

Mike Caine

For those who think technology has transformed sport, think again—the revolution is only just about to begin! In Sport 2.0 Miah provides a glimpse into the future—a fusion of digital and physical worlds, where sport will be shaped by those able to imagine and harness the disruptive power of digitization.

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