Philosophy of Emerging Media: Understanding, Appreciation, Application

Philosophy of Emerging Media: Understanding, Appreciation, Application

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The term emerging media responds to the big data now available as a result of the larger role digital media play in everyday life, as well as the notion of emergence that has grown across the architecture of science and technology over the last two decades with increasing imbrication. The permeation of everyday life by emerging media is evident, ubiquitous, and destined to accelerate. No longer are images, institutions, social networks, thoughts, acts of communication, emotions and speech-the media by means of which we express ourselves in daily life-linked to clearly demarcated, stable entities and contexts. Instead, the loci of meaning within which these occur shift and evolve quickly, emerging in far-reaching ways we are only beginning to learn and bring about. This volumes purpose is to develop, broaden and spark future philosophical discussion of emerging media and their ways of shaping and reshaping the habitus within which everyday lives are to be understood. Drawing from the history of philosophy ideas of influential thinkers in the past, intellectual path makers on the contemporary scene offer new philosophical perspectives, laying the groundwork for future work in philosophy and in media studies. On diverse topics such as identity, agency, reality, mentality, time, aesthetics, representation, consciousness, materiality, emergence, and human nature, the questions addressed here consider the extent to which philosophy should or should not take us to be facing a fundamental transformation.James E. Katz arrived at Boston University from Rutgers in 2012, having been recruited to build our countrya#39;s first graduate program in a€œEmerging Media Studies a€, located in the School of Communications, heretofore largely a journalism andanbsp;...

Title:Philosophy of Emerging Media: Understanding, Appreciation, Application
Author: Juliet Floyd, James E. Katz
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2015-11-24

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