New Media: An Introduction, Canadian Edition

Paperback | March 3, 2014

byTerry Flew, Richard Smith

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This concise yet comprehensive survey examines the social, political, and economic impacts of new media from the early days of the telegraph to the latest network technologies. Featuring an in-depth treatment of new media theories, engaging case studies, and Canadian examples throughout, thistext offers students a comprehensive introduction to new media from a Canadian perspective.

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This concise yet comprehensive survey examines the social, political, and economic impacts of new media from the early days of the telegraph to the latest network technologies. Featuring an in-depth treatment of new media theories, engaging case studies, and Canadian examples throughout, thistext offers students a comprehensive introdu...

Terry Flew is an associate professor in the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology. Richard Smith is a professor in the School of Communication and director of the Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology at Simon Fraser University. His research interests include the role of communication ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:March 3, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Note: Every chapter includes:- Questions to Consider- Chapter Outline- Useful Websites- Further Reading- Discussion Questions- Class Activities- Debate QuestionsPreface to the Second EditionIntroductionAbbreviations1. Introduction to New MediaWhy "New" Media?ConvergenceInternet HistoryThe Global InternetThe Conduit and the ContentWeb 2.02. The History of New MediaEarly Traces of New MediaInstitutionalized, Instantaneous, Worldwide Communication: The TelegraphFrom Telegraph to Telephone: A Revolution in SoundBy the Flickering Light We Will Conjure Movement: FilmSpeaking without Wires: RadioMaking Radio Easier and BetterPictures and Sound, Educational Potential: Television3. Approaches to New MediaGetting PerspectiveWhat to Believe: The Hype or the Counter-Hype?Interpreting Hype and Counter-Hype: Methodological ConsiderationsApproaches to Technological Change: Divergent PerspectivesPioneer Media Theorists: Marshall McLuhan and Raymond WilliamsSocial Psychology: Identity and Interpersonal Relations Online4. Mobile New MediaMany Kinds of MobileThe Origins of Mobile PhonesNew ServicesFrom Multifunction Phones to SmartphonesWhen Is a Phone No Longer a Phone?"New" New Media on Phones?Kids on PhonesThe Business of MobilityMobile Phone Usage PatternsWhat Matters with Mobile?5. Social Networks and Participatory CultureNetworking for Fun and ProfitThe Nature of NetworksSocial Network AnalysisNetworks and the Economics of Social ProductionParticipatory Media CulturesParticipatory Media, Social Software, and Social CapitalDownsides of Networks, Social Media, and Participatory Media Culture6. Games: Technology, Industry, CultureGame OnGames HistoryGames Industry: Integrating and Disintegrating the Value ChainThe Game Industry in CanadaGame Cultures7. Creative IndustriesCreativity in QuestionThe Rise of Creative IndustriesIs "Creative Industries" Still a Useful Organizing Concept?Economic Drivers of Creative IndustriesPolicy Drivers of Creative IndustriesCreative Industries and Evolving Arts and Cultural Policy8. The Global Knowledge EconomyThe Global Knowledge EconomyElectronic CommerceInformation and KnowledgeInnovation and the Innovator's DilemmaA Creative Economy?9. Internet Law, Policy, and GovernanceInternet Law, Policy, and GovernancePerspectives on Internet GovernanceCanadian New Media PolicyNext Generation New Media PolicyCopyright and Intellectual Property Law: An OverviewCopyright and New MediaRecent Developments in International Copyright and Intellectual Property LawDigital Gatekeepers and the Open Source Movement10. ConclusionKey Concerns and Future ConsiderationsMobilityThe Internet of ThingsNetworks: Always On and Always ThereMeeting People Made Easy: Social MediaSurveillance and New MediaAugmented Reality, 3D Printing, and RobotsNew Media Scholarship: The Next FrontiersFinal WordsGlossaryNotesBibliographyIndex