Digital Material

Digital Material

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This is a compelling study of the often controversial role and meaning of the new media and digital cultures in contemporary society. Three decades of societal and cultural alignment of new media yielded to a host of innovations, trials, and problems, accompanied by versatile popular and academic discourse. qNew Media Studiesq crystallized internationally into an established academic discipline, which begs the question: where do we stand now; which new issues have emerged now that new media are taken for granted, and which riddles remain unsolved; and, is contemporary digital culture indeed all about 'you', or do we still not really understand the digital machinery and how it constitutes us as 'you'. From desktop metaphors to Web 2.0 ecosystems, from touch screens to bloggging to e-learning, from role-playing games to Cybergoth music to wireless dreams, this timely volume offers a showcase of the most up-to-date research in the field from what may be called a 'digital-materialist' perspective.The January 2008 edition of the popular Dutch game magazine Power Unlimited featured a two-page advertisement by the ... sales charts and has sold over nine million copies. ... For one thing, the Dutch involvement in the war in Afghanistan led to a number of fatal casualties, lowering the ... At the annual Army open door days and at industry events such as game conventions, the Army set up Xbox 360anbsp;...


Title:Digital Material
Author: Marianne van den Boomen
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press - 2009
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