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Media After Deleuze Media After Deleuze

By David Savat and Tauel Harper By David Savat and Tauel Harper
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Description: Media pervade and saturate the world around us. From the proliferation of social media, to crowdsourcing, big data, games, and more traditional media such as television, radio, and print, media provide the framework for our engagement with the world and each other. By recasting the traditional concerns of media studies through the lens of the work of Deleuze and Guattari this book provides an innovative new toolkit for understanding how media shape our world. Taking as their central question what it is that media do, Harper and Savat offer a new and insightful approach to this exciting area of study.

Review: In this long awaited book, so necessary for the field of media studies, David Savat and Tauel Harper have written a remarkably accessible text that equally balances the philosophical concepts of both Deleuze and Guattari. Concepts such as Assemblage theory, image machines, refrain, and especially the production of desire that runs through the entire book are beautifully explained and put to use in this capitalist digital age of control regarding gaming, television, news and information media, the Internet, marketing, genre theory and audience studies. Drawing on schizoanalysis, the book ends on an affirmative note as to what one should do given the challenges we all face in a media saturated environment. Jan Jagodzinski, Professor of Visual Art and Media Education, University of Alberta, Canada A very creative and pedagogically adaptable montage of Deleuze and Guattari's key concepts through the lens of traditional media studies; more than a glossary, this work both updates and re-frames the production of contemporary media culture, making their work relevant again for media scholars. Gregg Lambert, Dean's Professor of Humanities, Syracuse University, USA

Contents: 1. Introduction: Media Machines and the Body Without Organs of Communication Part I: Assemblages 2. Writing Machines a. Regmines of Signs b. Printing Press c. Processor 3. Image Machines a. Faciality b. Photography c. Celebrity 4. Distribution Machines a. Connections and Flow b. Television and the Arboreal c. Internet and the Rhizomatic 5. Game Machines a. The Smooth and the Striated b. Digital Games c. Alternate Reality Games Part II: Abstract Machines 6. News a. What is the Body Without Organs of News? b. News Framing and the Urstaat c. Nomads of the News 7. Adverstising a. Desiring Machines b. Advertising as Capture c. Advertising as Flight 8. Genres a. Culture and Becoming b. Pop Culture c. Participatory Culture Conclusion: Media Machines and their Lines of Flight Bibliography Index

Author Biography: David Savat is Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at the University of Western Australia, Australia. Tauel Harper is Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at the University of Western Australia, Australia.

Description: Media pervade and saturate the world around us. From the proliferation of social media, to crowdsourcing, big data, games, and more traditional media such as television, radio, and print, media provide the framework for our engagement with the world and each other. By recasting the traditional concerns of media studies through the lens of the work of Deleuze and Guattari this book provides an innovative new toolkit for understanding how media shape our world. Taking as their central question what it is that media do, Harper and Savat offer a new and insightful approach to this exciting area of study.

Review: In this long awaited book, so necessary for the field of media studies, David Savat and Tauel Harper have written a remarkably accessible text that equally balances the philosophical concepts of both Deleuze and Guattari. Concepts such as Assemblage theory, image machines, refrain, and especially the production of desire that runs through the entire book are beautifully explained and put to use in this capitalist digital age of control regarding gaming, television, news and information media, the Internet, marketing, genre theory and audience studies. Drawing on schizoanalysis, the book ends on an affirmative note as to what one should do given the challenges we all face in a media saturated environment. Jan Jagodzinski, Professor of Visual Art and Media Education, University of Alberta, Canada A very creative and pedagogically adaptable montage of Deleuze and Guattari's key concepts through the lens of traditional media studies; more than a glossary, this work both updates and re-frames the production of contemporary media culture, making their work relevant again for media scholars. Gregg Lambert, Dean's Professor of Humanities, Syracuse University, USA

Contents: 1. Introduction: Media Machines and the Body Without Organs of Communication Part I: Assemblages 2. Writing Machines a. Regmines of Signs b. Printing Press c. Processor 3. Image Machines a. Faciality b. Photography c. Celebrity 4. Distribution Machines a. Connections and Flow b. Television and the Arboreal c. Internet and the Rhizomatic 5. Game Machines a. The Smooth and the Striated b. Digital Games c. Alternate Reality Games Part II: Abstract Machines 6. News a. What is the Body Without Organs of News? b. News Framing and the Urstaat c. Nomads of the News 7. Adverstising a. Desiring Machines b. Advertising as Capture c. Advertising as Flight 8. Genres a. Culture and Becoming b. Pop Culture c. Participatory Culture Conclusion: Media Machines and their Lines of Flight Bibliography Index

Author Biography: David Savat is Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at the University of Western Australia, Australia. Tauel Harper is Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at the University of Western Australia, Australia.

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SKU 9781472524904
Author(s) Savat, David & Harper, Tauel
Publisher(s) Bloomsbury Academic / Deleuze Encounters series
Format Paperback
Original publication date 28 Jul 2016
Number of pages 200

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