Philosophy of Emerging Media: Understanding, Appreciation, Application

Paperback | January 5, 2016

EditorJuliet Floyd, James E. Katz

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The term "emerging media" responds to the "big data" now available as a result of the larger role digital media play in everyday life, as well as the notion of "emergence" that has grown across the architecture of science and technology over the last two decades with increasing imbrication.The permeation of everyday life by emerging media is evident, ubiquitous, and destined to accelerate. No longer are images, institutions, social networks, thoughts, acts of communication, emotions and speech-the "media" by means of which we express ourselves in daily life-linked to clearlydemarcated, stable entities and contexts. Instead, the loci of meaning within which these occur shift and evolve quickly, emerging in far-reaching ways we are only beginning to learn and bring about. This volume's purpose is to develop, broaden and spark future philosophical discussion of emerging media and their ways of shaping and reshaping the habitus within which everyday lives are to be understood. Drawing from the history of philosophy ideas of influential thinkers in the past,intellectual path makers on the contemporary scene offer new philosophical perspectives, laying the groundwork for future work in philosophy and in media studies. On diverse topics such as identity, agency, reality, mentality, time, aesthetics, representation, consciousness, materiality, emergence,and human nature, the questions addressed here consider the extent to which philosophy should or should not take us to be facing a fundamental transformation.

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The term "emerging media" responds to the "big data" now available as a result of the larger role digital media play in everyday life, as well as the notion of "emergence" that has grown across the architecture of science and technology over the last two decades with increasing imbrication.The permeation of everyday life by emerging me...

Juliet Floyd is Professor of Philosophy, Boston University. She is the author of many articles on the history of eighteenth and twentieth century philosophy of mathematics, logic, and aesthetics and co-editor of Future Pasts: The Analytic Tradition in Twentieth Century Philosophy (Oxford, 2001) and Philosophical Explorations of the Leg...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 1.42 inPublished:January 5, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Juliet Floyd and James E. Katz: IntroductionI. Ontology1. Barry Smith: Towards a Science of Emerging Media2. Peter Simons: Media and Their Emergence: The Ontology3. Maurizio Ferraris: New Realism and Media: From Documentality to Normativity4. Victor J. Krebs: The Pygmalionic Gene: Neo-Romanticism for Emerging MediaII. Perceptions, Perspectives, Transformations5. J.E. Katz and E. Robinson: Changing Philosophical Concerns about Emergence and Media as Emerging: The Long View6. Gordon Graham: Human Nature and Social Transformation7. Zsuzsanna Kondor: New Media, Old Concerns: Heidegger Revisited8. Neal Thomas: From Traditional Documentation to Network MediaIII. Time, Fiction, Narrative9. Kristof Nyiri: Emerging Media and the Philosophy of Time10. Harvey Cormier: Bingewatching Television with Walt and Omar11. John Haldane: Media, Emergence and the Analogy of Art12. Ilit Ferber: Sadness and Photography: Barthes and BenjaminIV. Emergence, Agency, Mind13. Juliet Floyd: Turing, Wittgenstein and Emergence14. Valerierie Aucouturier: Where is My Mind? Anscombe on Agency15. John Richard Sageng: Agential Properties in Computer Games16. David Ramsay Steele: Will Emerging Media Create a Collective Mind?V. Symbols, Speech Acts17. David Roochnik: Plato and Aristotle on Writing18. Sybille Kramer: Leibniz on Symbolism as a Cognitive Instrument19. John Grey: Semantic and Pragmatic Stances toward Emerging Media20. Bruno Ambroise: Speech Acts and the Internet: Austin to Bourdieu and FraenkelVI. Social Media, Big Data21. Richard H.R. Harper: Explorations in the Grammar of "Being in touch": From Locke to Winch, from SMS to Skype22. Lars Lundsten: Emerging Categories of Media Institutions23. Ronald E. Day: Philosophy of Critique: the New Media24. Gary King: Big Data and The Big "Conversation"Juliet Floyd, James Katz, and Elizabeth Robinson: CODA: Conclusion and a Perspective on Future Directions