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Author Jajko, Krzysztof.

Title New Media Behind the Iron Curtain : Cultural History of Video, Microcomputers and Satellite Television in Communist Poland
Published La Vergne : Jagiellonian University Press, 2021
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Description 1 online resource (251 p.)
Contents Cover -- Editorial Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- Part I. Piotr Sitarski NEW MEDIA AND THE FALLOF THE POLISH PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC -- Introduction -- Media in the society -- New media -- Extra-systemic media practices -- The diffusion of new media in the Polish People's Republic -- Bibliography -- Part II. Piotr Sitarski VIDEO IN THE POLISH PEOPLE'SREPUBLIC: TECHNOLOGYAND ITS USERS -- The beginnings of video technology -- Early conceptualisations of video technology in Poland -- The videotape format war and the cultural adaptationof the videocassette player
Top-down and bottom-up computerisation -- Breakthrough of domestication -- Hobbyist movement -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography -- Part IV. Krzysztof Jajko TELEVISION FROM THE SKYFOR EVERYONE -- Cosmic television in Poland -- The importers -- The Antenna Guys -- Cable television to the best of our possibilities -- The satellite promised land -- A window to the world for Poland B -- A guide to the cosmos of television -- Bibliography -- INDEX
Videocassette players in the 80s: users and sources of origin -- Distribution development: sources of films and the emergenceof Polish-language cassette editions -- Cassette cinema -- Video exhibition circuits -- Science fiction fan clubs -- The Catholic Church -- Conclusion: the decline of cassette cinema and the birthof the video rental shops -- Bibliography -- Part III. Maria B. Garda MICROCOMPUTING REVOLUTIONIN THE POLISH PEOPLE'S REPUBLICIN THE 1980S -- Introduction -- Methodology and review of the current state of research -- On two sides of the Iron Curtain
Summary During the years of the Polish People's Republic, Poles were cut off from the western world. This situation led to a period of great ingenuity in the realm of media. Coupling archival research with in-depth interviews, this book explores media behind the Iron Curtain, bringing to life the talent and determination of the PPR's new media pioneers
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Mass media -- Poland -- History -- 20th century
Mass media.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Garda, Maria B.
Kirkpatrick, Graeme.
Sitarski, Piotr.
ISBN 8323371318