Land puts it in his editor s introduction If "THERE IS A REIGNING MYTH OF MEDIA IT IS "is a reigning myth of media it is technological change necessarily involves the new
consists solely of rupture from the past This preoccupation neglects the crucial role of continuity historical processes as well as the accumulation and accommodation just escribed It ignores the way the ynamics of culture bump along unevenly ragging the familiar into novel contexts As a corrective to such attitudes this volume stands out. Rrell U of Sussex; Maria DiCenzo Wilfrid Laurier U; Kate Egan U of Wales; Lisa Gitelman Catholic U; Alison Griffiths CUNY; James Hamilton of Georgia; James Hay U of Illinois Champaign Urbana; Henning U of the West of England; Lisa Parks UC Santa Barbara; Hillegonda C Rietveld South Bank U; Leila Ryan McMaster U; John Davis Alfred U; Collette Snowden U of South Australia; Jonathan Sterne McGill U; JoAnne Stober National Archives Canada; Will Straw McGill U; Haidee Wasson Concordia U Charles R Acland is Professor and holds the Concordia University Research Chair in communications studies at Concordia University Montre. .
and consists solely of rupture from the past This preoccupation neglects the crucial role of continuity
Read Residual MediaThis book is both great and great looking Its retro looking cover complete with black and white typewriter points to its effort to look closely at Raymond Williams category of residual media However Williams is not the only theorist brought to bear on this edited collection There is a great eal of attention given to McLuhan Innis Baudrillard and Benjamin as the book s various contributors grapple with the social spaces and categories within which residual media reigns I found the sec. In a society that breathlessly awaits “the new” in every medium what happens to last year’s new Ample critical energy has "gone into the study of new media genres and communities But what "into the study of new media genres and communities But what of iscarded media In what manner White Horse Regressions Glen Wiley Mystery 2 do the products of technological change reappear as environmental problems as “the new” in another part of the world as collectibles as memories and as art Residual Media grapples with these uestions and in a wide ranging and eclectic collection of essays Beginning with how cultural change bumps along unevenlyragging the familiar into novel contexts the contributors examine how leftover art. Tions that bookend the collection Mechanics of Obsolescence "and training technology and modern subjectivity to be "Training Technology and Modern Subjectivity to be most thought provoking and theoretically oriented however for my own interests the selections on collecting were also
use More generally however I was pleased to see the varying ways the contributors mobilized Williams of residual media to serve their own interests in topics as well as to expand the field of media studies to include old media As Charles Ac. Ifacts can be rediscovered occupying space in storage sheds traveling the globe converting to alternative uses and accumulating "IN LANDFILLS BY EXPLORING RECONFIGURED RENEWED "landfills By exploring reconfigured renewed neglected abandoned and trashed media the essays here combine theoretical challenges to media history with ideas technology and uses that have been left behind From player pianos to vinyl records and from the typewriter to the telephone Residual Media is an innovative approach to the aging of culture and reveals that ultimately new cultural phenomena rely on encounters with the old Contributors Jennifer Adams DePauw U; Jody Berland York U; Sue Cu.of use More generally however I was pleased to see the varying ways the contributors mobilized Williams