New media, 1740-1915
|Subject||Aspect culturel. -- rasuqam
Histoire. -- rasuqam
Innovation technologique. -- rasuqam
Mass media -- History.
Mass media. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01011219
Mass-média. -- rasuqam
Massamedia. -- gtt
Mediagebruik. -- gtt
Médias et histoire.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media Studies. -- bisacsh
Sociale vernieuwing. -- gtt
"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.""--Jacket.