Digital Media: Transformations in Human Communication by Paul MessarisDigital Media: Transformations in Human Communication by Paul Messaris

Digital Media: Transformations in Human Communication

EditorPaul Messaris, Lee Humphreys

Paperback | July 25, 2007

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In this must-have new anthology, top media scholars explore the leading edge of digital media studies to provide a broad, authoritative survey of the study of the field and a compelling preview of future developments. This book is divided into five key areas – video games, digital images, the electronic word, computers and music, and new digital media – and offers an invaluable guide for students and scholars alike.
The Editors: Paul Messaris is the Lev Kuleshov Professor of Visual Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. He has directed three feature films and is the author of Visual Literacy: Image, Mind, and Reality and Visual Persuasion: The Role of Images in Advertising. Lee Humphreys is a Ph.D. can...
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Title:Digital Media: Transformations in Human CommunicationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:9.06 × 6.3 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9.06 × 6.3 × 0.68 inPublished:July 25, 2007Publisher:Peter Lang Inc., International Academic PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0820478407

ISBN - 13:9780820478401

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Table of Contents

Contents: Paul Messaris/Lee Humphreys: Introduction – Julianne H. Newton: Influences of Digital Imaging on the Concept of Photographic Truth – Paul Messaris: Viewers’ Awareness of Digital F/X in Movies – Stephen Prince: The End of Digital Special Effects – Lee Humphreys: Photographs and the Presentation of Self through Online Dating Services – David Perlmutter: Hypericons: Famous News Images in the Internet-Digital-Satellite Age – Lemi Baruh: Music Of My Own? The Transformation from Usage Rights to Usage Privileges in Digital Media – Rodney Whittenberg: Using Computers to Create Music – Timothy D. Taylor: Music + Digital Culture: New Forms of Consumption and Commodification – Jonathan Sterne: What’s Digital in Digital Music? – Mark J. Butler: «Everybody Needs a 303, Everybody Loves a Filter»: electronic Dance Music and the Aesthetics of Obsolescence – Paul Levinson: The Hazards of Always Being in Touch: A Walk on the Dark Side with the Cell Phone – Kwan Min Lee: Phenomenological Understanding of Social Responses to Synthesized Speech – Barbara Warnick: Rhetoric on the Web – Sidney E. Berger: The Future of Publishing in the Digital Age – Alex Brymer Humphreys: The Past, Present, and Future of Immersive and Extractive E-books – James Paul Gee: Learning by Design: Good Video Games as Learning Machines – Mark J. P. Wolf: On the Future of Video Games – Jennifer Stromer-Galley/Rosa Leslie Mikeal: Gaming Pink: Gender and Structure in The Sims Online – C. Shawn Green/Daphne Bavelier: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Video Games – John L. Sherry: Would the Great and Mighty Oz Play Doom?: A Look Behind the Curtain of Violent Video Game Research – Annie Lang: Motivated Cognition: The Influence of Appetitive and Aversive Activation on the Processing of Video Games – Jeremy N. Bailenson: Transformed Social Interaction in Collaborative Virtual Environments – Margaret L. McLaughlin: Simulating the Sense of Touch in Virtual Environments: Applications to Learning in the Health Sciences – Jeffrey Huang: Inhabitable Interfaces – Geri Gay: The Role of Social Navigation and Context in Ubiquitous Computing – Cory D. Kidd: Human-Robot Interaction Recent Experiments and Future Work – Sherry Turkle/Cynthia Breazeal/Olivia Dasté/Brian Scassellati: First Encounters with Kismet and Cog: Children Respond to Relational Artifacts.

Editorial Reviews

«Chapters with impressive breadth, and authors of impressive credentials, covering digital media topic from images to music to games. ‘Digital Media’ is convincing evidence that computing no longer merely defines ‘new media,’ but defines a unification of media, highlighting issues of simulation, interactivity, and connection across media topics from the neuroscience of information processing to the production of culture.» (Dr. Byron Reeves, Professor of Communication and Director of the Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University) «At a time when all things digital tend to be associated with the internet, this volume serves as a broad-ranging and well-composed reminder that digital media forms exist offline as well as online, and that their current forms of expression come with a long cultural prehistory.» (Dr. Klaus Bruhn Jensen, Professor of Media, Cognition, and Communication, University of Copenhagen)