This thought–provoking analysis sets out to reorient and rethink media and cultural studies, to grapple with the mutual productivity that the digital future will continue to facilitate, while investigating some examples to see which way they are pointing, including popular journalism, the public domain, media citizenship, messaging, and the role of ‘creative destruction’ in the renewal of complex systems.
The tools may change, Hartley argues, but media and popular culture will always engage with questions of meaning, identity, power, humankind in the context of technology, and global interaction among our dispersed and diverse species.
2. Cultural Studies, Creative Industries, and Cultural Science 27
3. Journalism and Popular Culture 59
4. The Distribution of Public Thought 94
5. Television Goes Online 117
6. Silly Citizenship 133
7. The Probability Archive 155
8. Messaging as Identity 176
9. Paradigm Shifters: Tricksters and Cultural Science 199