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1st Edition

Reimagining Communication: Mediation

ISBN 9781138498914
Published April 15, 2020 by Routledge
362 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Reimagining Communication: Mediation explores information and media technologies across a variety of contemporary platforms, uses, content variations, audiences, and professional roles.

A diverse body of contributions in this unique interdisciplinary resource offers perspectives on digital games, social media, photography, and more. The volume is organized to reflect a pedagogical approach of carefully laddered and sequenced topics, which supports experiential, project-based learning in addition to a course’s traditional writing requirements. As the field of Communication Studies has been continuously growing and reaching new horizons, this volume synthesizes the complex relationship of communication to media technologies and its forms in a uniquely accessible and engaging way.

This is an essential introductory text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and scholars of communication, broadcast media, and interactive technologies, with an interdisciplinary focus and an emphasis on the integration of new technologies.

Table of Contents


Series Introduction (Michael Filimowicz and Veronika Tzankova)

Volume Introduction (Michael Filimowicz and Veronika Tzankova)

Table of Contents for Reimagining Communication: Mediation

Chapter 1

Media Archaeology and Mediation: the Magic Lantern as an Object of Theoretical Reflection

Francisco Javier Frutos

Carmen López San Segundo


Chapter 2

Intangible Photography 

Grant Rivers

Chris Ingraham


Chapter 3

Cinema Studies

Sean Maher


Chapter 4

Video: Aesthetics/Agonism/Anti-dialectics

Timothy Barker


Chapter 5

Uneasy Intimacies: Acoustic Space and Machines of Presence

Adam Hulbert



Chapter 6

Ante-Narrative and the Animated Time Image

Hotessa Laurence


Chapter 7

The Medium of Comics; or the Art of Co-Presence

Neil Curtis


Chapter 8

Visualizing the News: Conceptual Foundations and Emerging Technology

Russell Chun


Chapter 9

Facilitating communicative environments:

An exploration of game modalities as facilitators of prosocial change

Jessica Wendorf Muhamad 

Karen Schrier

Laura-Kate Huse


Chapter 10

Augmented Reality

Aarón Rodríguez Serrano

Marta Martín Núñez

Shaila García Catalán

Chapter 11

Social Media

Tanner Mirrlees

Chapter 12

The Rise of Consumer Generated Content and Its Transformative Effect on Advertising

Naim Çınar


Chapter 13

Music in Streams: Communicating Music in the Streaming Paradigm

Anja Nylund Hagen


Chapter 14

Digital Copyright

Steve Collins and Sherman Young


Chapter 15

Reimagining copies in digital networks

Margie Borschke


Chapter 16

Questioning algorithms and agency: facial biometrics in algorithmic contexts

Michelle Wilson


Chapter 17

Digital Privacy & Interdisciplinarity: Tendencies, Problems, and Possibilities

Tommy Cooke



Chapter 18

Reimagining Communication with Conversational User Interfaces: Anthropomorphic Design and Conversational User Experience

Sergio Sayago

Josep Blat

Chapter 19

Brain Computer Interface

David J. Gunkel

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Michael Filimowicz, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. His research is in the area of computer mediated communication, with a focus on new media poetics applied in the development of new immersive audiovisual displays for simulations, exhibition, games, and telepresence as well as research creation.

Veronika Tzankova is a PhD candidate in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University and a Communications Instructor at Columbia College – both in Vancouver, Canada. Her background is in human-computer interaction and communication. Sport shapes the essence of her research which explores the potential of interactive technologies to enhance bodily awareness in high-risk sports activities.