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Digital Culture

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Everything you need to know about new media in one accessible, easy to navigate volume! From "Facebook" to the "iPhone," from "YouTube" to "Wikipedia," from "Grand Theft Auto" to "Second Life" - this book explores new media's most important issues and debates in an accessible and engaging text for newcomers to the field. With technological change continuing to unfold at an ...more
Paperback, 205 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Open University Press (first published January 1st 2008)
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Kyra
Jul 28, 2016 Kyra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was published less than a decade ago, which is kind of weird, because it's quite jarring to read. Sure, it discusses cell phones, Facebook and YouTube, but there isn't a single mention of Twitter! It doesn't talk about Netflix, either. At certain points, one even almost feels that it ought to be discussing Pokemon Go. All in all, reading this definitely brings home the rapid pace of technological change!

The strangest part of the book was the part about how God probably doesn't exist, b
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Nov 25, 2013 Joy rated it really liked it
A collection of short essays about the impact of digital media on our culture. Topics include: digital theory, internet, digital television, digital cinema, video games, digital music, participatory culture, digital divide, digital democracy, and after new media. Each of these topics reveals something different about the way we are impacted by digital media and the way it impacts us. An excellent resource for understanding digital media and digital culture.
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I particularly loved the chapter on video games by a certain Gérard Kraus, very insightful fella, him.
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