[Reading] ➵ New Media, 1740-1915 (Media in Transition) ➼ Lisa Gitelman – Anguillais.us

New Media, 1740-1915 (Media in Transition)Reminding Us That All Media Were Once New, This Book Challenges The Notion That To Study New Media Is To Study Exclusively Today S New Media Examining A Variety Of Media In Their Historic Contexts, It Explores Those Moments Of Transition When New Media Were Not Yet Fully Defined And Their Significance Was Still In Flux Examples Range From Familiar Devices Such As The Telephone And Phonograph To Unfamiliar Curiosities Such As The Physiognotrace And The Zograscope Moving Beyond The Story Of Technological Innovation, The Book Considers Emergent Media As Sites Of Ongoing Cultural Exchange It Considers How Habits And Structures Of Communication Can Frame A Collective Sense Of Public And Private And How They Inform Our Apprehensions Of The Real By Recovering Different And Past Senses Of Media In Transition, New Media, 1740 1915 Promises To Deepen Our Historical Understanding Of All Media And Thus To Sharpen Our Critical Awareness Of How They Acquire Their Meaning And Power.ContributorsWendy Bellion, Erin C Blake, Patricia Crain, Ellen Gruber Garvey, Lisa Gitelman, Geoffrey B Pingree, Gregory Radick, Laura Burd Schiavo, Katherine Stubbs, Diane Zimmerman Umble, Paul Young.

[Reading] ➵ New Media, 1740-1915 (Media in Transition) ➼ Lisa Gitelman – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 306 pages
  • New Media, 1740-1915 (Media in Transition)
  • Lisa Gitelman
  • English
  • 19 December 2018
  • 9780262572286

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➵ New Media, 1740-1915 (Media in Transition) ➼ Lisa Gitelman – Anguillais.us

  1. says:

    An engrossing collection of essays on various medias of communication I read several chapters relating to early optical telegraphy as it relates to pedagogy, zograscopes and their use in polite society, and the rift caused in Menonite and Amish communities over the use of the telephone Very fun historical reads, especially if yo...

  2. says:

    In their introduction, Gitelman and Pingree question the two futurological tropes related to modern media 1 the idea of supersession, which believes that new media replace old media, and 2 the idea of increasing transparency, where it s believed that newer media mediate less xiii In Zograscopes, Virtual Reality, and the Mapping of Polite Society in Eighteenth Century England, Erin C Blake argues that zograscopes of the mid 18th century allowed for the creation of a virtual space that was domestic and public at the same time, allowing observers to imagine a new relationship with the nondomestic world around them a space that could be available and controlled, dynamic yet polite 5 The depictions created by zograscopes allowed for the commodification of space 14 and allowed the enjoyment of space within the private sphere of the home 20.In Heads of State Profiles and Politics in Jeffersonian America, Wendy Bellion argues that the physiognotrace, which traced profiles, appealed to people because of their actual representation, a period rhetoric that optimistically imagined political representation to be direct, particular, and true 32.In Telegraphy s Corporeal Fictions, Katherine Stubbs historicizes anonymity online through the telegraph, which allowed for anony...

  3. says:

    There s nothing to dislike about the motivation for this book In examining the lives of old media when they were new, it self consciously puts itself in Carolyn Marvin s territory of historical scholarship Some of the contributions hold up to this standard quite nicely, others don t successfully evoke the period as well as she does Similarly, the theoretical bent of many of these essays sometimes seems overwrought While most of the authors self consciously avoid making inappropriate comparisons between old and new technologies, their theoretical reach is nonetheless marred by attempts to suggest that the contemporary significances of the technologies they write on For instance, the suggestion that that the physiognotrace actually a word helped citizens to imagine themselves as Jeffersonian democratic subjects s...

  4. says:

    I thought to learn about Communication history when I bought this book Disappointed but it still has interesting pieces, check out the articles first.

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