An extremely well constructed, accessible and wide ranging account of the consequences of living in an increasingly networked world.
This is an ideal balance between technology and society, and theoretical explanations and real-life applications. Now even more comprehensive, this book illuminates, provokes, and gets students to think more deeply and critically about their media environment. A must-read!
This second edition offers a fresh perspective on a range of timely topics and case studies and comprises an essential reading for new media students who aim to develop an overarching understanding of new media theories, phenomena and advancements. The research activities in the various chapters of the book enable students to put their learning into practice and develop applied knowledge.
The book provides a broad media studies perspectives on new media and society. For further development, I would love to read more about the managerial and organizational aspects that are challenged, changed and come to life through new media technologies in our todays contexts.
I have been teaching a new media course for technical communication for several years now, and have gone through several texts, none of which were really idea. This one seems like a winner for the foreseeable future for a couple of reasons: It's very new and current, it offers a clear and organized overview of new media theory and practice, and the emphasis is on the practical side. It's well-written and does not oversimplify things; challenges the students a bit. I plan to keep using this for the next few years at least.
an accessible book, useful for students of all levels
This is a very interesting book, well researched, well written, very accessible and timely about the scope of new media and its influence on our lives. I decided to incorporate some of the chapters to my teaching in media ethics as the issues are of growing importance and the research is up-to-date.