Past, Presence and future of the third media revolution
The trend sketched out in this book is that of information technology increasingly encroaching on our bodies. From somewhere in the basement, an underground facility that some readers might still remember, then by way of the desktop in the office, computer technology has emphatically entered our retinas and into our experience. The eyes of the world are directed at YouTube and other social media. They announce a new era in which everyone can, in principle, use simple technology to begin his or her own media company: ‘Me the Media.’
The writers aim is to open the readers’ eyes to the completely new world that is being created. A new society with a revolutionary character, where power shifts from institutions towards connected citizens. A world full of new media technology: from simple blogs to location-bound multimedia, ultimately producing a situation in which science fiction seems to be on the verge of becoming reality.
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Jaap Bloem, Menno van Doorn, Peter Leyden, Sander Duivestein