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Arguing that "first encounters" have already utilized conventional theoretical and conceptual frameworks to electronic media, the participants to this booklet demand "second encounters," or a revisiting. electronic media aren't in simple terms items of research but additionally tools for the advance of leading edge views on either media and tradition. Drawing on insights from literary conception, semiotics, philosophy, aesthetics, ethics, media stories, sociology, and schooling, the members build new positions from which to watch electronic media in clean and significant methods.

Throughout they discover to what quantity interpretation of and experimentation with electronic media can tell concept. It additionally asks how our figuring out of electronic media can give a contribution to our figuring out of social and cultural change.The ebook is equipped in 4 sections: schooling and Interdisciplinarity, layout and Aesthetics, Rhetoric and Interpretation, and Social idea and Ethics. the themes comprise the results on interpreting of the multimodal and multisensory features of the electronic atmosphere, the influence of perform at the medium of conception, how electronic media are dissolving the limits among rest and paintings, and the impression of our on-line world on verified moral ideas.

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The poststructuralists were able to close the circle of theory and practice because poststructuralism was in fact a critique of the assumptions of the medium of print from within that medium. Could the same strategy work for new digital media? Current cultural critics set out to explore the ideologies that inform new media from the critical distance assumed to be afforded to them by the medium of print. Although they themselves recognize that it is not possible to remain outside of the systemic work of ideology, nevertheless the history of the academic essay gives the work the appearance of scholarly distance.

Although the Web sites of information companies like Yahoo! com do share many qualities with the mass publication and retailing industries, it remains possible for individuals and small groups to create Web sites and CD-ROM or DVD applications and make them available to others in their community of interest. com. One or two skilled programmers can work with a designer to create highly professional multimedia applications. Unlike broadcast television or film, then, “resistant reading” is not the only available strategy for digital media, because individual practitioners can produce their own alternative forms.

For the applied arts as for computer science (which is the paradigm of postindustrial engineering), the purpose of theory is to affirm and enhance practice. I make this obvious point because this emphasis on the practical is what separates theory in engineering and the applied arts from theory in the humanities. What we as humanists learned to call theory in the twentieth century, beginning with the poststructuralists or earlier with Marxist critics, does not seek to affirm practice, but rather to critique practice or to deconstruct it altogether.

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