The Future of Media
Distributed for Goldsmiths Press
An investigation of the future of various media industries and technologies that considers how media shape our future.
How do we combat post-truth in the news? Are social media influencers the journalists of today? What is it like to live in a smart city? Does AI really change "everything"? The Future of Media investigates the future of media industries and technologies (journalism, TV, film, photography, radio, publishing, social media), while exploring how media shape our future—on a political, economic, cultural and individual level. Issues of diversity, media reform, labour, activism and art take the discussion into a wider social context. Through this, the book celebrates the importance and vitality of media in the modern world. The Future of Media is also an experiment in collaborative modes of thinking and working. Co-authored by theorists and practitioners from one of the world's most established media departments, it offers a radical, creative and critical take on media industries—and on world affairs.
Paperback$30.00 T ISBN: 9781913380144 400 pp. | 6 in x 9 in 30 b&w illus.
This collection arrives like a gift in advance. Each chapter is grounded in a contextualized reading of the present, voiced in a future-oriented mode: manifesto, modest hope against hope, wary projection, somber warning, cautious reflection, energized activist, fateful meditation, up for grabs. The authors invite their readers—from relative beginner to academic peer—on a trek across diverse media terrain, serving as trustworthy seers tracing out the vectors that have shaped our current moment while feeding into its future-fragile arcs.
Dr. Gregory J. Seigworth
Digital Communication and Cultural Studies, Millersville University