Rethinking Media Change: The Aesthetics of Transition

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David Thorburn, Henry Jenkins, Brad Seawell
MIT Press, 2004 - 404 pages
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The essays in Rethinking Media Change center on a variety of media forms at moments of disruption and cultural transformation. The editors' introduction sketches an aesthetics of media transition -- patterns of development and social dispersion that operate across eras, media forms, and cultures. The book includes case studies of such earlier media as the book, the phonograph, early cinema, and television. It also examines contemporary digital forms, exploring their promise and strangeness. A final section probes aspects of visual culture in such environments as the evolving museum, movie spectaculars, and "the virtual window."The contributors reject apocalyptic scenarios of media revolution, demonstrating instead that media transition is always a mix of tradition and innovation, an accretive process in which emerging and established systems interact, shift, and collude with one another.

  

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Contents

Introduction Toward an Aesthetics of Transition
1
Media Changes
17
Web of Paradox
19
Historicizing Media in Transition
23
ReNewing Old Technologies Astonishment Second Nature and the Uncanny in Technology from the Previous TurnoftheCentury
39
How Users Define New Media A History of the Amusement Phonograph
61
Books Are Dead Long Live Books
81
Help or Hindrance? The History of the Book and Electronic Media
95
Reflections on Interactivity
217
Forms of Future
227
Stitch Bitch The Patchwork Girl
239
Lets Be Going A Parent Reads GeekCereal
253
Private Uses of Cyberspace Women Desire and Fan Culture
261
Quentin Tarantinos Star Wars? Digital Cinema Media Convergence and Participatory Culture
281
Visual Culture
313
Immersion in the Virtual Ornament Contemporary Movie Ride Films
315

Historical Perspectives on the Book and Information Technology
117
Potholes on the Information Superhighway Congress as a Publisher in NineteenthCentury America
137
Prophetic Peasants and Bourgeois Pamphleteers The Camisards Represented in Print 16851710
163
Redefining the Home Screen Technological Convergence as Trauma and Business Plan
191
Emerging Forms and Practices
201
Homer to Home Page Designing Digital Books
203
The Virtual Window
337
Architectures of the Senses NeoBaroque Entertainment Spectacles
355
Media Technology and Museum Display A Century of Accommodation and Conflict
375
Contributors
391
Index
395
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About the author (2004)

David Thorburn is Professor of Literature and Director of the Communications Forum atMIT.

Henry Jenkins is Provost's Professor of Communication, Journalism and Cinematic Arts at theAnnenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California. He is the coeditor ofFrom Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games (MIT Press, 1998).

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