Global Digital Cultures

Global Digital Cultures

Author: Aswin Punathambekar

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472131402

Category: Computers

Page: 327

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Digital media histories are part of a global network, and South Asia is a key nexus in shaping the trajectory of digital media in the twenty-first century. Digital platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, and others are deeply embedded in the daily lives of millions of people around the world, shaping how people engage with others as kin, as citizens, and as consumers. Moving away from Anglo-American and strictly national frameworks, the essays in this book explore the intersections of local, national, regional, and global forces that shape contemporary digital culture(s) in regions like South Asia: the rise of digital and mobile media technologies, the ongoing transformation of established media industries, and emergent forms of digital media practice and use that are reconfiguring sociocultural, political, and economic terrains across the Indian subcontinent. From massive state-driven digital identity projects and YouTube censorship to Tinder and dating culture, from Twitter and primetime television to Facebook and political rumors, Global Digital Cultures focuses on enduring concerns of representation, identity, and power while grappling with algorithmic curation and data-driven processes of production, circulation, and consumption.

Asian Perspectives on Digital Culture

Asian Perspectives on Digital Culture

Author: Sun Sun Lim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317552635

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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In Asia, amidst its varied levels of economic development and diverse cultural traditions and political regimes, the Internet and mobile communications are increasingly used in every aspect of life. Yet the analytical frames used to understand the impact of digital media on Asia predominantly originate from the Global North, neither rooted in Asia’s rich philosophical traditions, nor reflective of the sociocultural practices of this dynamic region. This volume examines digital phenomena and its impact on Asia by drawing on specifically Asian perspectives. Contributors apply a variety of Asian theoretical frameworks including guanxi, face, qing, dharma and karma. With chapters focusing on emerging digital trends in China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan, the book presents compelling and diverse research on identity and selfhood, spirituality, social networking, corporate image, and national identity as shaped by and articulated through digital communication platforms.

LGBTQ Digital Cultures

LGBTQ Digital Cultures

Author: Paromita Pain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1032051833

Category:

Page: 280

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Emphasizing an intersectional and transnational approach, this collection examines how social media and digital technologies have impacted the sphere of LGBTQ activism, advocacy, education, empowerment, identity, protest, and self-expression. This edited collection adopts a critical and cultural studies perspective to examine queer cyberculture and presence. Through the lens of representation and identity politics, it explores topics such as race, disability, and colonialism, alongside sexuality and gender. The collection examines how digital technologies have made queer cultural production more expansive and how such technological affordances and platforms have enabled queer cultural practices to be more transformational. Bringing together contributors and case studies from different countries, the contributions grapple with the tensions that arise when visibility, hiddenness, renditions of the self and collective contractions of identity must be negotiated in a variety of global contexts and explores this influence on contemporary political identities. This book provides an essential introduction to LGBTQ digital cultures for students, researchers and scholars of media, communication and cultural studies. It will also be of interest to activists wanting to learn more about the transformative potential of digital media and technology in LGBTQ advocacy and empowerment around the globe.

DIY Style

DIY Style

Author: Brent Luvaas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780857852946

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Armed with cheap digital technologies and a fiercely independent spirit, millions of young people from around the world have taken cultural production into their own hands, crafting their own clothing lines, launching their own record labels, and forging a vast, collaborative network of impassioned amateurs more interested in making than consuming. DIY Style tells the story of this international do-it-yourself (DIY) movement through a major case study of one of its biggest, but least known contingents: the "indie" music and fashion scene of the predominantly Muslim Southeast Asian island nation of Indonesia. Through rich ethnographic detail, in-depth historical analysis, and cutting-edge social theory, the book chronicles the rise of DIY culture in Indonesia, and also explores the phenomenon in Europe and the United States, painting an evocative portrait of vibrant communities who are not only making and distributing popular culture on their own terms, but working to tear down the barriers between production and consumption, third and first world, global and local. What emerges from the book is a cautiously optimistic view of the future of global capitalism - a creative, collectivist alternative built from the ground up. This exciting and original study is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, fashion, media studies, cultural studies and sociology.

Digital Culture: Understanding New Media

Digital Culture: Understanding New Media

Author: Creeber, Glen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335221974

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

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From Facebook to the iPhone, from YouTube to Wikipedia, from Grand Auto Theft to Second Life, this book explores media's important issues and debates. It covers topics such as digital television, digital cinema, game culture, digital democracy, the World Wide Web, digital news, online social networking, music & multimedia and virtual communities.

Children and Youth in the Digital Media Culture

Children and Youth in the Digital Media Culture

Author: Ulla Carlsson

Publisher: International Clearinghouse on

ISBN: 918652304X

Category: Computers

Page: 260

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"The present Yearbook showcases the Nordic countries and the work being done in the research communities of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The focus rests on children, youth and media in a digitized media culture."--Book jacket.

DIY Style

DIY Style

Author: Brent Adam Luvaas

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:881451497

Category: Alternative rock music

Page: 181

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Through rich ethnographic detail and cutting-edge theory, 'DIY Style' tells the fascinating story of an international do-it-yourself (DIY) movement through a major case study of the 'indie' music and fashion scene in Indonesia.

Museums and Digital Culture

Museums and Digital Culture

Author: Tula Giannini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319974576

Category: Computers

Page: 590

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This book explores how digital culture is transforming museums in the 21st century. Offering a corpus of new evidence for readers to explore, the authors trace the digital evolution of the museum and that of their audiences, now fully immersed in digital life, from the Internet to home and work. In a world where life in code and digits has redefined human information behavior and dominates daily activity and communication, ubiquitous use of digital tools and technology is radically changing the social contexts and purposes of museum exhibitions and collections, the work of museum professionals and the expectations of visitors, real and virtual. Moving beyond their walls, with local and global communities, museums are evolving into highly dynamic, socially aware and relevant institutions as their connections to the global digital ecosystem are strengthened. As they adopt a visitor-centered model and design visitor experiences, their priorities shift to engage audiences, convey digital collections, and tell stories through exhibitions. This is all part of crafting a dynamic and innovative museum identity of the future, made whole by seamless integration with digital culture, digital thinking, aesthetics, seeing and hearing, where visitors are welcomed participants. The international and interdisciplinary chapter contributors include digital artists, academics, and museum professionals. In themed parts the chapters present varied evidence-based research and case studies on museum theory, philosophy, collections, exhibitions, libraries, digital art and digital future, to bring new insights and perspectives, designed to inspire readers. Enjoy the journey!

Digital Culture & Society (DCS)

Digital Culture & Society (DCS)

Author: Pablo Abend

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839444788

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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Digital Culture & Society is a refereed, international journal, fostering discussion about the ways in which digital technologies, platforms and applications reconfigure daily lives and practices. It offers a forum for inquiries into digital media theory, methodologies, and socio-technological developments. This issue presents empirical studies as well as theoretical and methodological reflections on inequalities and divides in digital cultures. From various (inter-)disciplinary perspectives, the authors examine three main themes - inequality of access, inequality by design and discursive divides, and inequality by algorithms - while suggesting ways for research to move beyond these.

Making Digital Cultures

Making Digital Cultures

Author: Martin Hand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:39015079326081

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Making Digital Cultures brings together recent theorizing of the 'digital age' with empirical studies of how institutions embrace these technologies in relation to older established technological objects, processes and practices. It asks how relations between 'analogue' and 'digital' are conceptualized and configured both in theory and inside the public library, the business organization and the archive.

Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage

Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage

Author: Fiona Cameron

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: UVA:X030110255

Category: Computers

Page: 554

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In Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage, experts offer a critical and theoreticalappraisal of the uses of digital media by cultural heritage institutions. Previous discussions ofcultural heritage and digital technology have left the subject largely unmapped in terms of criticaltheory; the essays in this volume offer this long-missing perspective on the challenges of usingdigital media in the research, preservation, management, interpretation, and representation ofcultural heritage. The contributors--scholars and practitioners from a range of relevantdisciplines--ground theory in practice, considering how digital technology might be used totransform institutional cultures, methods, and relationships with audiences. The contributorsexamine the relationship between material and digital objects in collections of art and indigenousartifacts; the implications of digital technology for knowledge creation, documentation, and theconcept of authority; and the possibilities for "virtual cultural heritage"--the preservation andinterpretation of cultural and natural heritage through real-time, immersive, and interactivetechniques.The essays in Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage will serve as a resource forprofessionals, academics, and students in all fields of cultural heritage, including museums,libraries, galleries, archives, and archaeology, as well as those in education and informationtechnology. The range of issues considered and the diverse disciplines and viewpoints representedpoint to new directions for an emerging field.Contributors:Nadia Arbach, Juan Antonio Barceló,Deidre Brown, Fiona Cameron, Erik Champion, Sarah Cook, Jim Cooley, Bharat Dave, Suhas Deshpande,Bernadette Flynn, Maurizio Forte, Kati Geber, Beryl Graham, Susan Hazan, Sarah Kenderdine, JoséRipper Kós, Harald Kraemer, Ingrid Mason, Gavan McCarthy, Slavko Milekic, Rodrigo Paraizo, RossParry, Scot T. Refsland, Helena Robinson, Angelina Russo, Corey Timpson, Marc Tuters, Peter Walsh,Jerry Watkins, Andrea Witcomb