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- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 60.00
Digital technology has transformed contemporary culture. New social media, hyperlinks, and cut-and-paste techniques have changed the way we write. E-books, which allow us to carry entire libraries with us, are bringing new browsing and reading habits. Digital editing and other on-the-fly postproduction processes have altered how we make music, films,... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 27.50
What Is Your Quest? examines the future of electronic literature in a world where tablets and e-readers are becoming as common as printed books and where fans are blurring the distinction between reader and author. The construction of new ways of storytelling is already underway: it is happening on the edges of the mainstream gaming industry and... more...
- Springer US 2007; US$ 298.00
` Ideal for an implementor to read in conjunction with the standards document, in which the code is not accompanied by comments...quite suitable for a text in video compression. IEEE Spectrum, September 1997 ` If you had a long airplane trip and wanted to learn about MPEG video, this book should be in your carry-on luggage. The book authors... more...
- Springer US 2007; US$ 206.00
Dedication. Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction to digital multimedia, Compression, and MPEG-2. Anatomy of MPEG-2. MPEG-2 systems. Audio. Video basics. Digital compression: fundamentals. Motion compensation modes in MPEG. MPEG-2 video coding and compression. MPEG-2 scalability techniques. Video stream syntax and semantics. Requirements and... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 60.00
Marie-Laure Ryan moves beyond literary works to examine other media, especially electronic narrative forms, revealing how story, a form of meaning that transcends cultures and media, achieves diversity by presenting itself under multiple avatars. Ryan considers texts such as the reality television show Survivor, the film The Truman Show, and software-driven... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 49.00
This collection of critical essays investigates an emergent and increasingly important field of cultural production in Latin America: cyberliterature and cyberculture in their varying manifestations, including blogs and hypertext narratives, collective novels and e-mags, digital art and short Net-films. Highly innovative in its conception, this book... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 195.00
Defining more than 10,000 words and phrases from everyday slang to technical terms and concepts, this dictionary of the audiovisual language embraces more than 50 subject areas within film, television, and home entertainment. It includes terms from the complete lifecycle of an audiovisual work from initial concept through commercial presentation in... more...
- Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 19.95
A History of the Internet and the Digital Future tells the story of the development of the Internet from the 1950s to the present and examines how the balance of power has shifted between the individual and the state in the areas of censorship, copyright infringement, intellectual freedom, and terrorism and warfare. Johnny Ryan explains how the... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 16.95
Every day, we use our computers to perform remarkable feats. A simple web search picks out a handful of relevant needles from the world's biggest haystack: the billions of pages on the World Wide Web. Uploading a photo to Facebook transmits millions of pieces of information over numerous error-prone network links, yet somehow a perfect copy of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95
In the few decades since they first blipped their way onto television screens, videogames have become one of the most culturally, socially and economically significant media forms. Newman?s volume considers how we might approach videogames as media texts to be read, experiences to be played and played with, systems and simulations to be decoded and... more...