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Communication and technology / edited by Lorenzo Cantoni ; James A. Danowski.
Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, [2015]
576 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other Authors:
Cantoni, Lorenzo, editor.

Danowski, James A., 1949- editor.
3110266539 (hardcover : alk. paper)

9783110266535 (hardcover : alk. paper)

9783110271355 (e-book)


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Book P96.T42C734ct

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The primary goal of the Communication and Technology volume (5th within the series "Handbooks of Communication Science") is to provide the reader with a comprehensive compilation of key scholarly literature, identifying theoretical issues, emerging concepts, current research, specialized methods, and directions for future investigations. The internet and web have become the backbone of many new communication technologies, often transforming older communication media, through digitization, to make them compatible with the net. Accordingly, this volume focuses on internet/web technologies. The essays cover various infrastructure technologies, ranging from different kinds of hard-wired elements to a range of wireless technologies such as WiFi, mobile telephony, and satellite technologies. Audio/visual communication is discussed with reference to large-format motion pictures, medium-sized television and video formats, and the small-screen mobile smartphone. There is also coverage of audio-only media, such as radio, music, and voice telephony; text media, in such venues as online newspapers, blogs, discussion forums and mobile texting; and multi-media technologies, such as games and virtual reality.

Author Notes

Lorenzo Cantoni, University of Lugano, Switzerland; James A. Danowski, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, USA.