Category: Media, science & technology


Polity Press | August 18, 2009 | 172 pages
YouTube is one of the most well-known and widely discussed sites of participatory media in the contemporary online environment, and it is the first genuinely mass-popular platform for user-created video. In this timely and comprehensive introduction to how YouTube is being used and why it matters,... More Info

Retooling the Humanities

Univ of Alberta Pr | October 1, 2010 | 424 pages
Is market-driven research healthy? Responding to the language of “knowledge mobilization” that percolates through Canadian postsecondary education, the literary scholars who contributed these essays address the challenges that an intensified culture of research capitalism brings to the... More Info

The Googlization of Everything

Univ of California Press | March 8, 2011 | 265 pages
Looks at the dark side of Google and its search engine, raising issues about intellectual property rights, the way Google makes people think and more, in a book where the author also looks at ways to avoid a Google-dominated Internet.  More Info

The Victorian Internet

Walker | September 18, 2007 | 256 pages
Offers a historical review of the development of the telegraph network, from its invention by Samuel Morse in the nineteenth century to the present day, exploring its social, cultural, economic, and political influence on the world throughout its existence. By the author of A History of the World... More Info