By Simon Lindgren
The contrast among on-line and offline realities is changing into a growing number of tough to maintain. As computer-mediated conversation evolves and as interplay turns into a growing number of depending on the web, social, cultural, and political elements start to get stuck and entangled within the net of latest electronic verbal exchange applied sciences. electronic instruments and structures for conversation are steadily turning into normal, whereas the cultural conceptions that encompass those technologies―immediacy, consistent accessibility, availability―are turning into more and more mainstream.
Hybrid Media Culture
is an interdisciplinary exploration of the way the net and the offline have interaction in present-day tradition. within the aftermath of all-encompassing views on ‘postmodernisation’ and ‘globalization’, there's now a urgent desire for students of latest media and society to return to phrases with problems with position, embodiment, and materiality in an international of ‘virtual’ flows and ‘cyber’ tradition. This publication explores methods of conceptualizing the complex intermingling of the net and the offline via case stories of hybrid media areas, together with: user-generated movies approximately self-harm; visibility, surveillance and electronic media; electronic conversation instruments and politics; and actual and digital churches.
This interdisciplinary edited assortment investigates the results of the web and electronic tradition on perceptions and makes use of of identities, our bodies and localities. will probably be of curiosity to scholars and students of electronic tradition, sociology, media and communications experiences, new media, physique reviews, politics, and technology and expertise studies.