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Moving data : the iphone and the future of media /

"Featuring an eclectic mix of original essays, Moving Data explores the iPhone as technological prototype, lifestyle gadget, and platform for media creativity. Media experts, cultural critics, and scholars consider the device's newness and usability -- even its "lickability" -- and its "biographical...

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Other Authors: Snickars, Pelle., Vonderau, Patrick.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, 2012
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Summary: "Featuring an eclectic mix of original essays, Moving Data explores the iPhone as technological prototype, lifestyle gadget, and platform for media creativity. Media experts, cultural critics, and scholars consider the device's newness and usability -- even its "lickability" -- and its "biographical" story. The book illuminates patterns of consumption; the fate of solitude against smartphone ubiquity; the economy of the App Store and its perceived "crisis of choice"; and the distance between the accessibility of digital information and the protocols governing its use. Alternating between critical and conceptual analyses, essays link the design of participatory media to the iPhone's technological features and sharing routines, and they follow the extent to which the pleasures of gesture-based interfaces are redefining media use and sensory experience. They also consider how user-led innovations, collaborative mapping, and creative empowerment are understood and reconciled through changes in mobile surveillance, personal rights, and prescriptive social software. Presenting a range of perspectives and arguments, this book reorients the practice and study of media critique"--Provided by publisher.
Physical Description: vii, 347 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-327) and index.
ISBN: 9780231157384 (cloth : alk. paper)
023115738X (cloth : alk. paper)
9780231157391 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0231157398 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780231504386 (e-book)
0231504381 (e-book)