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Old, new and middle-aged media convergence

Maxwell, Richard and Miller, Toby 2011. Old, new and middle-aged media convergence. Cultural Studies 25 (4-5) , pp. 585-603. 10.1080/09502386.2011.600550

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This essay analyzes the myths that swirl around digital media convergence – managerial efficiency, experiential immediacy, global interactivity and interpersonal connectedness – and counters these with an ecological historiography that shows how so-called managerial efficiencies waste natural and human resources; the vaunted experiences of immediacy and interactivity induce ignorance of inter-generational effects of consumption, including long-term harm to workers and the environment; and constant connectedness comes with its own peculiar dispossession of the ability to dwell on the interconnections between human communication and the Earth.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ecological; environment; labour; state; Hollywood; military
Additional Information: Special Issue: Rethinking Convergence/Culture
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0950-2386
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 03:47

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