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Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society

Tarleton Gillespie, Pablo J. Boczkowski, and Kirsten A. Foot


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 and embedded in distinct social, cultural and political practices. To better examine them in this light, communication and media scholars have increasingly taken theoretical perspectives originating in science and technology studies (STS), while at the same time some STS scholars interested in information technologies have linked their research to media studies questions about their symbolic dimens ... More

Keywords: media, technology, materiality, communication, science & technology studies (STS), mediation, society, information, culture

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780262525374
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262525374.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tarleton Gillespie, editor

Pablo J. Boczkowski, editor

Kirsten A. Foot, editor

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1 Introduction

Tarleton Gillespie, Pablo J. Boczkowski, and Kirsten A. Foot

Part I The Materiality of Mediated Knowledge and Expression

4 Closer to the Metal

Finn Brunton and Gabriella Coleman

Part II The People, Practices, and Promises of Information Networks

8 Making Media Work

Gregory J. Downey

9 The Relevance of Algorithms

Tarleton Gillespie

10 The Fog of Freedom

Christopher M. Kelty

11 Rethinking Repair

Steven J. Jackson