Reviews of books about contemporary media and culture

Each month, RCCS Reviews reviews of books about contemporary media and culture.

Site: http://rccs.usfca.edu/booklist.asp


Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools
Editor: Byron Hawek, David M. Rieder, Ollie Oviedo
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press, 2008

Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond: From Production to Produsage
Author: Axel Bruns
Publisher: Peter Lang, 2008

20 Questions About Youth & the Media
Editor: Sharon R. Mazzarella
Publisher: Peter Lang, 2007

Instant Identity: Adolescent Girls and the World of Instant Messaging
Author: Shayla Thiel Stern
Publisher: Peter Lang, 2007

Online Social Support: The Interplay of Social Networks and Computer-Mediated Communication
Author: Antonina Bambina
Publisher: Cambria Press, 2007

Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage: A Critical Discourse
Editor: Fiona Cameron, Sarah Kenderdine
Publisher: MIT Press, 2007

Playing the Past: History and Nostalgia in Video Games
Editor: Zach Whalen, Laurie N. Taylor
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press, 2008

Zero Comments: Blogging and Critical Internet Culture
Author: Geert Lovink
Publisher: Routledge, 2008

Digital Shock: Confronting the New Reality
Author: Herve Fischer (Translated by Rhonda Mullins)
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006

Las Metáforas de Internet
Author: Edgar Gómez Cruz
Publisher: Editorial Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, 2007

Living on Cybermind: Categories, Communications, and Control
Author: Jonathan Paul Marshall
Publisher: Peter Lang, 2007

The Exploit: A Theory of Networks
Author: Alexander R. Galloway, Eugene Thacker
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press, 2007

Technically Together: Rethinking Community within Techno-Society
Author: Michele A. Willson
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, 2006

Electronic Literature Collection (Volume 1)
Editor: N. Katherine Hayles, Nick Montfort, Scott Rettberg, Stephanie Strickland
Publisher: Electronic Literature Organization, 2006

Electronic Literature Collection (Volume 1)
Editor: N. Katherine Hayles, Nick Montfort, Scott Rettberg, Stephanie Strickland
Publisher: Electronic Literature Organization, 2006

Organized Networks: Media Theory, Creative Labour, New Institutions
Author: Ned Rossiter
Publisher: NAi Publishers, 2006

The Internet Imaginaire
Author: Patrice Flichy
Publisher: MIT Press, 2007

The Body and the Screen: Theories of Internet Spectatorship
Author: Michele White
Publisher: MIT Press, 2006

Youth Online: Identity and Literacy in the Digital Age
Author: Angela Thomas
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishers, 2007

Social Consequences of Internet Use: Access, Involvement, and Interaction
Author: James E. Katz, Ronald E. Rice
Publisher: MIT Press, 2002

Information Please: Culture and Politics in the Age of Digital Machines
Author: Mark Poster
Publisher: Duke University Press, 2006

Connecting: How We Form Social Bonds and Communities in the Internet Age
Author: Mary Chayko
Publisher: State University of New York Press, 2002

New Technologies at Work: People, Screens and Social Virtuality
Editor: Christina Garsten, Helena Wulff
Publisher: Berg Publishers, 2003

Computer Mediated Communication: Social Interaction and the Internet
Author: Crispin Thurlow, Laura Lengel, Alice Tomic
Publisher: Sage, 2004

Connected, or What It Means to Live in the Network Society
Author: Steven Shaviro
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press, 2003

Online Social Research: Methods, Issues, and Ethics
Editor: Mark D. Johns, Shing-Ling Sarina Chen, G. Jon Hall
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishers, 2004

Touch: Sensuous Theory and Multisensory Media
Author: Laura U. Marks
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press, 2002

Literacy in the New Media Age
Author: Gunther Kress
Publisher: Routledge, 2003

Me++ : The Cyborg Self and the Networked City
Author: William J. Mitchell
Publisher: MIT Press, 2003

The Postdigital Membrane: Imagination, Technology and Desire
Author: Robert Pepperell, Michael Punt
Publisher: Intellect Books, 2000

Windows and Mirrors: Interaction Design, Digital Art, and the Myth of Transparency
Author: Jay David Bolter, Diane Gromala
Publisher: MIT Press, 2003

The Internet: An Ethnographic Approach
Author: Daniel Miller, Don Slater
Publisher: Berg Publishers, 2001

A Hacker Manifesto
Author: McKenzie Wark
Publisher: Harvard University Press, 2004

Virtual Society?: Technology, Cyberbole, Reality
Editor: Steve Woolgar
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2002

Author: Pierre Lévy (Translated by Robert Bononno)
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press, 2001

Online Connections: Internet Interpersonal Relationships
Author: Susan B. Barnes
Publisher: Hampton Press, Inc, 2001

On the Internet
Author: Hubert L. Dreyfus
Publisher: Routledge, 2001

Semiotic Flesh: Information and the Human Body
Editor: Phillip Thurtle, Robert Mitchell
Publisher: Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, 2003

Communities in Cyberspace
Editor: Marc Smith, Peter Kollock
Publisher: Routledge, 1999

At Home With Computers
Author: Elaine Lally
Publisher: Berg Publishers, 2002

Metal and Flesh: The Evolution of Man: Technology Takes Over
Author: Ollivier Dyens (Translated by Evan J. Bibbee and Ollivier Dyens)
Publisher: MIT Press, 2001

Where the Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction
Author: Paul Dourish
Publisher: MIT Press, 2001

Communication and Cyberspace: Social Interaction in an Electronic Environment (2nd Edition)
Editor: Lance Strate, Ron L. Jacobson, Stephanie Gibson
Publisher: Hampton Press, Inc, 2003

Community Informatics: Shaping Computer-Mediated Social Relations
Editor: Leigh Keeble, Brian D. Loader
Publisher: Routledge, 2001

Cyberpunk and Cyberculture: Science Fiction and the Work of William Gibson
Author: Dani Cavallaro
Publisher: Athlone Press, 2000

Digital Mosaics: The Aesthetics of Cyberspace
Author: Steven Holtzman
Publisher: Touchstone Books, 1998

An Introduction to Cybercultures
Author: David Bell
Publisher: Routledge, 2001

Media Technology and Society, A History: From the Telegraph to the Internet
Author: Brian Winston
Publisher: Routledge, 1998

The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-Line Pioneers
Author: Tom Standage
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group, 1998

What's the Matter with the Internet?
Author: Mark Poster
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press, 2001

Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information
Author: Eric Davis
Publisher: Harmony Books, 1998

Philosophy and Computing: An Introduction
Author: Luciano Floridi
Publisher: Routledge, 1999

Conversation and Community: Chat in a Virtual World
Author: Lynn Cherny
Publisher: CSLI Publications, 1999

The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory
Editor: Andrew Herman, Thomas Swiss
Publisher: Routledge, 2000

The Language of New Media
Author: Lev Manovich
Publisher: MIT Press, 2001

New Technologies at Work: People, Screens and Social Virtuality
Editor: Christina Garsten, Helena Wulff
Publisher: Berg Publishers, 2003

Community Building on the Web
Author: Amy Jo Kim
Publisher: Peachpit Press, 2000

How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics
Author: N. Katherine Hayles
Publisher: University of Chicago Press, 1999

Remediation: Understanding New Media
Author: Jay David Bolter, Richard Grusin
Publisher: MIT Press, 1999

Memory Trade: A Prehistory of Cyberculture
Author: Darren Tofts, Murray McKeich
Publisher: G + B Arts International, 1998

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