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Global Digital Cultures: Perspectives from South Asia

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ISBN: 9780472901272 9780472131402 Year: Pages: 327 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.9561751 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Computer Science --- Agriculture (General)
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Digital media histories are part of a global network, and South Asia is a key nexus in shaping the trajectory of digital media in the twenty-first century. Digital platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, and others are deeply embedded in the daily lives of millions of people around the world, shaping how people engage with others as kin, as citizens, and as consumers. Moving away from Anglo-American and strictly national frameworks, the essays in this book explore the intersections of local, national, regional, and global forces that shape contemporary digital culture(s) in regions like South Asia: the rise of digital and mobile media technologies, the ongoing transformation of established media industries, and emergent forms of digital media practice and use that are reconfiguring sociocultural, political, and economic terrains across the Indian subcontinent. From massive state-driven digital identity projects and YouTube censorship to Tinder and dating culture, from Twitter and primetime television to Facebook and political rumors, Global Digital Cultures focuses on enduring concerns of representation, identity, and power while grappling with algorithmic curation and data-driven processes of production, circulation, and consumption.

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Rhetorical Code Studies: Discovering Arguments in and around Code

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Book Series: Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative ISBN: 9780472901043 9780472131273 Year: Pages: 233 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.10019291 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Computer Science
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Winner of the 2017 Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative Book Prize Software developers work rhetorically to make meaning through the code they write. In some ways, writing code is like any other form of communication; in others, it proves to be new, exciting, and unique. In Rhetorical Code Studies, Kevin Brock explores how software code serves as meaningful communication through which software developers construct arguments that are made up of logical procedures and express both implicit and explicit claims as to how a given program operates. Building on current scholarly work in digital rhetoric, software studies, and technical communication, Brock connects and continues ongoing conversations among rhetoricians, technical communicators, software studies scholars, and programming practitioners to demonstrate how software code and its surrounding discourse are highly rhetorical forms of communication. He considers examples ranging from large, well-known projects like Mozilla Firefox to small-scale programs like the “FizzBuzz” test common in many programming job interviews. Undertaking specific examinations of code texts as well as the contexts surrounding their composition, Brock illuminates the variety and depth of rhetorical activity taking place in and around code, from individual differences in style to changes in large-scale organizational and community norms. Rhetorical Code Studies holds significant implications for digital communication, multimodal composition, and the cultural analysis of software and its creation. It will interest academics and students of writing, rhetoric, and software engineering as well as technical communicators and developers of all types of software.

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Seeing the Past with Computers: Experiments with Augmented Reality and Computer Vision for History

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Book Series: Digital Humanities ISBN: 9780472900879 9780472131112 Year: Pages: 254 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.9964786 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Computer Science
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Recent developments in computer technology are providing historians with new ways to see—and seek to hear, touch, or smell—traces of the past. Place-based augmented reality applications are an increasingly common feature at heritage sites and museums, allowing historians to create immersive, multifaceted learning experiences. Now that computer vision can be directed at the past, research involving thousands of images can recreate lost or destroyed objects or environments, and discern patterns in vast datasets that could not be perceived by the naked eye. Seeing the Past with Computers is a collection of twelve thought-pieces on the current and potential uses of augmented reality and computer vision in historical research, teaching, and presentation. The experts gathered here reflect upon their experiences working with new technologies, share their ideas for best practices, and assess the implications of—and imagine future possibilities for—new methods of historical study. Among the experimental topics they explore are the use of augmented reality that empowers students to challenge the presentation of historical material in their textbooks; the application of seeing computers to unlock unusual cultural knowledge, such as the secrets of vaudevillian stage magic; hacking facial recognition technology to reveal victims of racism in a century-old Australian archive; and rebuilding the soundscape of an Iron Age village with aural augmented reality. This volume is a valuable resource for scholars and students of history and the digital humanities more broadly. It will inspire them to apply innovative methods to open new paths for conducting and sharing their own research.

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Screen Genealogies

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Book Series: MediaMatters ISBN: 9789048543953 9789463729000 Year: Pages: 329 DOI: 10.5117/9789463729000 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- Media and communication
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Against the grain of the growing literature on screens, *Screen Genealogies* argues that the present excess of screens cannot be understood as an expansion and multiplication of the movie screen nor of the video display. Rather, screens continually exceed the optical histories in which they are most commonly inscribed. As contemporary screens become increasingly decomposed into a distributed field of technologically interconnected surfaces and interfaces, we more readily recognize the deeper spatial and environmental interventions that have long been a property of screens. For most of its history, a screen was a filter, a divide, a shelter, or a camouflage. A genealogy stressing transformation and descent rather than origins and roots emphasizes a deeper set of intersecting and competing definitions of the screen, enabling new thinking about what the screen might yet become.&#xD;

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Scandal and Democracy

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ISBN: 9781501731037 9781501731044 9781501731051 9781501731068 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Cornell University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103127
Subject: Media and communication
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After a nation has transitioned from authoritarianism to democracy, how are democratic norms most effectively fostered and maintained? This book uses as its case study Indonesia after the fall of the dictator Suharto to reveal that a contentious, even scandal-obsessed press can actually prove extremely useful for an emergent democracy. A society that can tolerate and protect journalists willing to expose corruption and scandal among elites is one, the author finds, in which ordinary citizens are willing to believe in and support other democratic institutions. Based on extensive interviews and research in Indonesia, this book offers a new and surprising perspective on the role of the press and the nature of scandal-driven journalism in fledgling democracies.

Human Rights in the Age of Platforms

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ISBN: 9780262039055 9780262039055 9780262353939 Year: Language: English
Publisher: The MIT Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101891
Subject: Sociology
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Today such companies as Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter play an increasingly important role in how users form and express opinions, encounter information, debate, disagree, mobilize, and maintain their privacy. What are the human rights implications of an online domain managed by privately owned platforms? According to the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, adopted by the UN Human Right Council in 2011, businesses have a responsibility to respect human rights and to carry out human rights due diligence. But this goal is dependent on the willingness of states to encode such norms into business regulations and of companies to comply. In this volume, contributors from across law and internet and media studies examine the state of human rights in today's platform society.

Communication

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Book Series: In Search of Media ISBN: 9783957961464 Year: Pages: 136 DOI: 10.14619/1464 Language: English
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Media and communication
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Contemporary communication puts us not only in conversation with one another but also with our machinery. Machine communication—to communicate not just via but also with machines—is therefore the focus of this volume. Diving into digital communications history, Finn Brunton brings to the fore the alienness of computational communication by looking at network timekeeping, automated trolling, and early attempts at communication with extraterrestrial life. Picking up this fascination with inhuman communication, Mercedes Bunz then performs a close reading of interaction design and interfaces to show how technology addresses humans (as very young children). Finally, Paula Bialski shares her findings from a field study of software development, analyzing the communicative forms that occur when code is written by separate people. Today, communication unfolds merely between two or more conscious entities but often includes an invisible third party. Inspired by this drastic shift, this volume uncovers new meanings of what it means “to communicate.”

Markets

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Book Series: In Search of Media ISBN: 9783957961471 Year: Pages: 144 DOI: 10.14619/1471 Language: English
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Media and communication
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Markets abound in media–but a media theory of markets is still emerging. Anthropology offers media archaeologies of markets, and the sociology of markets and finance unravels how contemporary financial markets have witnessed a media technological arms race. Building on such work, this volume brings together key thinkers of economic studies with German media theory, describes the central role of the media specificity of markets in new detail and inflects them in three distinct ways. Nik-Khah and Mirowski show how the denigration of human cognition and the concomitant faith in computation prevalent in contemporary market-design practices rely on neoliberal conceptions of information in markets. Schröter confronts the asymmetries and abstractions that characterize money as a medium and explores the absence of money in media. Beverungen situates these inflections and gathers further elements for a politically and historically attuned media theory of markets concerned with contemporary phenomena such as high-frequency trading and cryptocurrencies.

12 Adapting to the Different Shades of Populism (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in Media, Communication, and Politics ISBN: 9781138392724 9780429402067 Year: Pages: 20 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Media and communication
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The purpose of this concluding chapter is two-fold. On the one hand,&#xD;we want to tease out and summarize the key fi ndings of the diff erent&#xD;chapters. What do these studies tell us, collectively? On the other hand,&#xD;we want to extrapolate from these fi ndings and the current literature to&#xD;off er concrete stakeholder advice to politicians, journalists, and citizens&#xD;who are all confronted with the challenge of populist politics and populist&#xD;messages. For discussions of the limitations of this research and future&#xD;research directions, we refer the reader back to the conclusions of the&#xD;individual chapters where these are discussed in detail.

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populism --- media --- citizens --- politics

1 Introduction (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in Media, Communication, and Politics ISBN: 9781138392724 9780429402067 Year: Pages: 16 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Media and communication
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First, the authors in this collection begin with the assumption that&#xD;populism can only be fully understood if the role played by communication&#xD;and the media is taken seriously. Second, the authors in this volume argue that our understanding&#xD;of populism can hugely benefit from systematic comparisons of various&#xD;national contexts, various groups of actors or organizations, and&#xD;different types of media.

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populism --- communication --- media --- comparisons

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