Richards, Anthony (2009) Embalmed|Unembalmed: the problems of the lived event within media studies 2.0. In: Ends of Television, Logics/Perspectives/Entanglements, 29 June - 1 July 2009, University of Amsterdam.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
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|Divisions:||College of Arts > Lincoln School of Media|
|Abstract:||Media Studies 2.0 seeks to rewire the discipline of media studies from prevailing notions of aggregate third-person, top-down or imposed identities (as found within the domain of industrial mass communications media) toward what it sees as the communication of new bottom-up, first-person or singular reflexive identities favored within the post-fordist, post-industrial spaces of the internet, social networking sites, second life-like domains and computer game spaces. This article will point toward many of the hidden, though still important, intersections between these two supposedly separate conceptions through the use of a case study that throws notions of clean “communication” into question. From this it will go on to argue for a recognition of such new media spaces as better conceptualized through Batailleʼs notion of ʻGeneral Economyʼ and Derridaʼs notion of ʻUndecidabilityʼ, as dually taken forward in the work of Arkady Plotnitsky. The conclusion? Far from modern teletechnologies offering a new sense of micro-community or as channels of individual self-expression (a new Rousseauian or McLuhanesque global village of intimate contact), these emergent teletechnologies serve to further displace or undecide the locus of any signature context of communication, which this article takes as a cause for celebration.|
|Date Deposited:||09 Jul 2010 12:48|
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