The new edition of The Digital Media Handbook presents an essential guide to the historical and theoretical development of digital media, emphasising cultural continuity alongside technological change, and highlighting the emergence of new forms of communication in contemporary networked culture.
Andrew Dewdney and Peter Ride present detailed critical commentary and descriptive historical accounts, as well as a series of interviews from a range of digital media practitioners, including producers, developers, curators and artists.
The Digital Media Handbook highlights key concerns of today’s practitioners, analysing how they develop projects, interact and solve problems within the context of networked communication.
The Digital Media Handbook includes:
'This handbook is a well-organized guide to the historical, theoretical, and some of the practical developments of digital media. The authors successfully use interview content from a range of digital media practitioners. The revised handbook edition may be used in many ways and disciplines to explore digital media.' - Jennifer F. Wood, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Communication Research Trends
1. Introduction 2. Digital Media as a Subject Part 1: Networked Media 3. Networks 4. Professional Networks - Case Study 5. Networked Business Models - Case Study 6. Networking the Art Museum - Case Study Part 2: Convergent Media 7. Convergent Media 8. Audience Attention - Case Study 9. Creative Convergence - Case Study 10. Design and Digital Experience - Case Study Part Three: Creative Media Industries 11. Creative Media Industries 12. Designing a Mobile App. - Case Study 13. Video Games Development - Case Study 14. Pervasive Gaming - Case Study Part 4: Computer Media 15. Software as Culture 16. Digital Code 17. Curating the Networked Image - Case Study 18. Information 19. Interface 20. Interactivity 21. Image as Data - Case Study Part 5: Media Histories And Theories 22. Digital Media Histories 23. Digital Media Theories 24. A Framework for Digital Media 25. The Network and the Crisis of Culture
The Media Practice handbooks are comprehensive resource books for students of media and journalism, and for anyone planning a career as a media professional. Each handbook combines a clear introduction to understanding how the media work with practical information about the structure, processes and skills involved in working in today’s media industries, providing not only a guide on ‘how to do it’ but also a critical reflection on contemporary media practice.