Book: Wise, Richard 1 Dec 1999


A critical introduction

Are new media technologies designed to make citizens better informed and create new wealth?

A comprehensive guide to the new media form which has resulted from the application of computer technology to existing techniques of broadcasting and telecommunications transmission. The rapid growth of multimedia technologies such as internet, email and digital television holds the promise of a new information age in which individual tastes are catered for, citizens become better informed, and new wealth is created. But are new media technologies really designed to achieve these utopian aims?

The book provides a historical, cultural and political context to the development of multimedia, as both a technology as a concept.


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