The Resource Mutative Media : Communication Technologies and Power Relations in the Past, Present, and Futures, by James A. Dator, John A. Sweeney, Aubrey M. Yee, (electronic resource)

Mutative Media : Communication Technologies and Power Relations in the Past, Present, and Futures, by James A. Dator, John A. Sweeney, Aubrey M. Yee, (electronic resource)

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Mutative Media : Communication Technologies and Power Relations in the Past, Present, and Futures
Title
Mutative Media
Title remainder
Communication Technologies and Power Relations in the Past, Present, and Futures
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by James A. Dator, John A. Sweeney, Aubrey M. Yee
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eng
Summary
Mutative Media is a sweeping examination of how communication technologies have contributed to changes in people’s thoughts and actions, and thus in the power structures of societies, in the past, at present, and in four alternative futures. We start by surveying what is generally known about the emergence of human language and speech that has enabled humans to extend their organizing abilities beyond that of other hominids. We then review research on the emergence of signs, symbols, and eventually writing, which led to new ways of thinking, acting, and organizing in scribal societies and vastly extended human influence globally. We consider the impact of the printing press in Europe, the Middle East, China, and Korea that led to various ways of thinking and organizing in modern societies, and conclude our historical survey with a discussion of the emergence and impact of electric and electronic communication technologies from the nineteenth century to the present. After a brief overview of what “futures studies” is and is not, based on our extensive experience in the field, we present four generic alternative futures, and discuss a prototype of a hybrid, mixed-reality game designed to enable players to experience the power and potential of new communication technologies within four very different environments and conditions. We think you will be intrigued by our surprising findings and what they may mean for future generations!
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Dator, James A
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0
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P87-96
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non fiction
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  • Sweeney, John A.
  • Yee, Aubrey M.
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Lecture Notes in Social Networks,
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  • Social sciences
  • Computer science
  • Social Sciences
  • Communication Studies
  • Media Design
  • Media Sociology
  • Political Science, general
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Mutative Media : Communication Technologies and Power Relations in the Past, Present, and Futures, by James A. Dator, John A. Sweeney, Aubrey M. Yee, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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not applicable
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Technology, Communication, Power, Society, and Change -- Communication Technologies and Power Relations in Five Historical Periods -- Communication Technologies and Power Relations, from Electricity to Electronics -- Communication Technology in the Extended Present and Futures -- Alternative Futures at the Manoa School -- Gaming Futures -- Mutatis Mutandis -- Appendix: Results from Gaming Futures
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unknown
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XVII, 208 p. 19 illus., 13 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783319078090
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.1007/978-3-319-07809-0
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-07809-0
Label
Mutative Media : Communication Technologies and Power Relations in the Past, Present, and Futures, by James A. Dator, John A. Sweeney, Aubrey M. Yee, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Technology, Communication, Power, Society, and Change -- Communication Technologies and Power Relations in Five Historical Periods -- Communication Technologies and Power Relations, from Electricity to Electronics -- Communication Technology in the Extended Present and Futures -- Alternative Futures at the Manoa School -- Gaming Futures -- Mutatis Mutandis -- Appendix: Results from Gaming Futures
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XVII, 208 p. 19 illus., 13 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319078090
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-07809-0
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-07809-0

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