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Media TechnologiesEssays on Communication, Materiality, and Society

Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society

Tarleton Gillespie, Pablo J. Boczkowski, and Kirsten A. Foot (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262525374
eISBN:
9780262319461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262525374.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In recent years, scholarship around media technologies has finally shed the assumption that they are separate from and powerfully determining of social life, to look at them rather as the product of ... More

Networks and StatesThe Global Politics of Internet Governance

Networks and States: The Global Politics of Internet Governance

Milton L. Mueller

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014595
eISBN:
9780262289665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014595.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

When the prevailing governing system divides the planet into mutually exclusive territorial monopolies of force, which institutions can govern the Internet, with its transnational scope, boundless ... More

The News GapWhen the Information Preferences of the Media and the Public Diverge

The News Gap: When the Information Preferences of the Media and the Public Diverge

Pablo J. Boczkowski and Eugenia Mitchelstein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019835
eISBN:
9780262318181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019835.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The sites of major media organizations—CNN, USA Today, the Guardian, and others—provide the public with much of the online news they consume. But although a large proportion of the top stories these ... More

Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets!Transmedia Organizing and the Immigrant Rights Movement

Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets!: Transmedia Organizing and the Immigrant Rights Movement

Sasha Costanza-Chock

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028202
eISBN:
9780262322805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028202.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores the changing social ideas that have determined wages for women during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The struggle between the concepts of identity, traditional ... More

The Paradox of Scientific AuthorityThe Role of Scientific Advice in Democracies

The Paradox of Scientific Authority: The Role of Scientific Advice in Democracies

Wiebe E. Bijker, Roland Bal, and Ruud Hendriks

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026581
eISBN:
9780262258609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026581.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Today, scientific advice is asked for (and given) on questions ranging from stem-cell research to genetically modified food, and yet it often seems that the more urgently scientific advice is ... More

The Path Not TakenFrench Industrialization in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1830

The Path Not Taken: French Industrialization in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1830

Jeff Horn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083522
eISBN:
9780262275705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083522.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This book argues that French industrialization was not a failed imitation of the laissez-faire British model but the product of a distinctive industrial policy which led, over the long term, to ... More

Power StrugglesScientific Authority and the Creation of Practical Electricity Before Edison

Power Struggles: Scientific Authority and the Creation of Practical Electricity Before Edison

Michael Brian Schiffer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195829
eISBN:
9780262283120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195829.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In 1882, Thomas Edison and his Edison Electric Light Company unveiled the first large-scale electrical system in the world to light a stretch of offices in a city. This was a monumental achievement, ... More

Programmed VisionsSoftware and Memory

Programmed Visions: Software and Memory

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015424
eISBN:
9780262295215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015424.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The new media thrives on cycles of obsolescence and renewal: From celebrations of cyber-everything to Y2K, from the dot-com bust to the next big things—mobile mobs, Web 3.0, cloud computing, etc. ... More

Protocol PoliticsThe Globalization of Internet Governance

Protocol Politics: The Globalization of Internet Governance

Laura DeNardis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042574
eISBN:
9780262258739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042574.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The Internet has reached a critical point. The world is running out of Internet addresses. There is a finite supply of approximately 4.3 billion Internet Protocol (IP) addresses—the unique binary ... More

RelationscapesMovement, Art, Philosophy

Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy

Erin Manning

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262134903
eISBN:
9780262255158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262134903.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book offers a philosophy of movement, challenging the idea that movement is simple displacement in space, knowable only in terms of the actual. Exploring the relation between sensation and ... More

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