As mobile communication, social media, wireless networks, and flexible user interfaces become prominent topics in the study of media and culture, the screen emerges as a critical research area. This reader brings together insightful and influential texts from a variety of sources-theorists, researchers, critics, inventors, and artists-that explore the screen as a fundamental element not only in popular culture but also in our very understanding of society and the world
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This volume represents a timely, capacious, and essential accounting of screens as media-a thorough thinking-through of screens not only as holders of images but as material sites of transmission, communication, and the production of knowledge. The book's cross-media and transhistorical approach brilliantly reveals new ways to conceive of screen studies' increasingly central place in humanities scholarship.
Gregory Zinman, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA||Far more than just an anthology, The Screen Media Reader is perhaps the most comprehensive response yet to the multiplicity and ambiguity of the contemporary screen, responding to its multifarious nature by juxtaposing diverse writings about it - from Plato, through Daguerre, to Manovich and Friedberg. By bringing together the most exciting writing in this field and contextualising it with clear, section-by-section introductions, the book offers a unique insight into the screen's fast-evolving nature and how leading thinkers have responded to it. For anyone interested in how screens function and how we engage with them, The Screen Media should be the first book to turn to.
Richard Misek, Senior Lecturer in Film Practice, University of Kent, UK||A stimulating and imaginative compilation of essays which should excite any student.
Claire Barwell, University for the Creative Arts, UK