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[ecrea] New Media? - publication announcement

Mon Sep 05 17:38:07 GMT 2011

NEW MEDIA? RE-IMAGINING TECHNOLOGY, CULTURE AND THE SOCIAL explores the enduring fascination with the idea of novelty through a new media lens. The brand names in the discourse are familiar: Twitter, Facebook, Google, Digg, Tumblr, MySpace, to name a few. But these buzzwords reveal more than their commercial application. Critical analyses of these tools reveal ongoing dialogue and tensions between technology, culture and society. As these vectors – with ever-shifting contours, contested meanings and competing claims – overlap, they raise important questions about what can be claimed by ‘new media’ and why and how this term maintains currency and power within the social realm.

Articles in this issue include:

• Introduction: New media? Re-imagining technology, culture and the social
Zeena Feldman (City University London)

• Designing scripts and performing Kurdishness in diaspora: the online-offline nexus
Jowan Mahmod (Goldsmiths, University of London)

• Novel noise? A systems-theoretical approach to Twitter
Richard Wigley (City University London)

• Navigating digital publishing law without a ‘night lawyer’: an exploration of informal legal support networks
Judith Townend (City University London)

• Power struggles in Korean cyberspace and Korean cyber asylum seekers
Dong-Hyun Song (Goldsmiths, University of London)

• Are new media democratic?
Jenny Kidd (City University London)

• Reading the stranger in the age of social media
Zeena Feldman (City University London)

This is a special issue of Cultural Policy, Criticism and Management Research. All articles are available for free download on the journal's website,

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