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Arguing that "first encounters" have already utilized conventional theoretical and conceptual frameworks to electronic media, the participants to this ebook demand "second encounters," or a revisiting. electronic media will not be merely gadgets of research but in addition tools for the advance of leading edge views on either media and tradition. Drawing on insights from literary idea, semiotics, philosophy, aesthetics, ethics, media reports, sociology, and schooling, the individuals build new positions from which to monitor electronic media in clean and significant methods.
Throughout they discover to what volume interpretation of and experimentation with electronic media can tell conception. It additionally asks how our realizing of electronic media can give a contribution to our figuring out of social and cultural change.The booklet is geared up in 4 sections: schooling and Interdisciplinarity, layout and Aesthetics, Rhetoric and Interpretation, and Social conception and Ethics. the subjects comprise the results on studying of the multimodal and multisensory elements of the electronic atmosphere, the effect of perform at the medium of thought, how electronic media are dissolving the limits among rest and paintings, and the impression of our on-line world on tested moral rules.
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Such assumptions bring much comfort, for they remove much that is most threatening about the new. But thus emphasizing continuity, however comforting, can blind us to the possibilities of beneficial innovation. Yes, it is easier to understand an automobile as a horseless carriage or a personal computer as a convenient form of typewriter. But our tendency to put new wine in old bottles, so common in early stages of technological innovation, can come at a high cost: it can render points of beneficial difference almost impossible to discern and encourage us to conceptualize new phenomena in inappropriate ways.
It is relatively easy and inexpensive to put a site on the Web, and it will remain easy so long as the current hypertext transfer protocol remains in place. Similarly, e-mail, newsgroups, MOOs, and chat rooms are open, participatory applications that encourage recipients to add to the stream of messages that circulates throughout the Internet. It is precisely these applications that the writing community has exploited to define computers as writing environments. This shift from consumption to production should matter to cultural theorists, if only because the role of producer may allow resistance to the dominant ideology to take new forms.
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