This is an introductory survey of what the author calls the 'technomedia', the generation of communication technologies after television, cell phones and the first wave of the Internet. Beginning with a history of media, the book explores the nature and effects of technomedia like the blogosphere, Blackberries and related technologies. Because they are transforming the relations of their users to the social environment, the topic is fast becoming an important focus of modern social theory.
Sam Han teaches at the College of Staten Island-CUNY.
Chapter 1 Chapter One: Technomedia Chapter 2 Chapter Two: A Rapport with Knowledge Chapter 3 Chapter Three: Space, Time and Matter in the Virtual Chapter 4 Chapter Four: Ghosts of the Subject Chapter 5 Chapter Five: Culture, Information and Politics