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Author Ebert, John David, 1968-

Title The new media invasion : digital technologies and the world they unmake / John David Ebert
Published Jefferson : McFarland & Co., 2011
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Contents Cover; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Incipit; Introduction to a Catastrophic Bifurcation; First, a Brief Note on the Self-Luminous Nature of the New Technologies; Part I: In Which the Internet Recreates the World-As-Cavern; Part II: A Collection of Gadgets for a Museum of the Future; Postscript on the Dialectic of Art and Technology; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary From the 15th century until the mid-1990s, media based on the printed word--books, magazines, handbills, newspapers, and journals--dominated society. Today, an onslaught of digital media centered on the Internet is developing at a breathtaking pace, destabilizing the very idea of printed media and fundamentally reshaping our world in the process. This study explores how Internet entities like Amazon, YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia, and Google, and gadgets such as digital cameras, cell phones, video games, robots, drones, and all things Macintosh have affected everything from the book industry an
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Subject Civilization, Modern -- 21st century.
Digital media -- Social aspects.
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Internet -- Social aspects.
Technology and civilization.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0786488182 (electronic bk.)
1283284162
9780786488186 (electronic bk.)
9781283284165