Understanding New Media

Understanding New Media

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This book outlines the development currently underway in the technology of new media and looks further to examine the unforeseen effects of this phenomenon on our culture, our philosophies, and our spiritual outlook. The digital revolution is something fundamentally different from simply the introduction of yet another medium to our culture: it marks a paradigm shift in our relation to all media, to all our senses, all our expressions. The new media are transforming our definitions of culture and knowledge and transcending barriers in ways that will have lasting implications for generations to come.Your cellular phone will give you access to the Web, your refrigerator will call the repair shop when it is in need of repair or adjustment. ... has already developed an intellifridge, which combines Internet access and a refrigerator in the same ap- pliance.172 Ericsson has Screenfridge. Electrolux, Sun, Nokia, and Whirlpool have recently announced something similar.173 The Schwarzenegger film, Theanbsp;...

Title:Understanding New Media
Author:Kim H. Veltman
Publisher:University of Calgary Press - 2006


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