Residual Media

Residual Media

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In a society that awaits 'the new' in every medium, what happens to last year's new? 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.From 1942 to 1945, the United States also used television to guide missiles in the Pacific. Television itself, then, might be imagined as the product of a metaphoric and historical junkyard war that continues to this day.37 ... by which television scholars land on and find use within particular mediated sites, plumbing them for scraps, pieces, and parts, and ... loss, is also important because it implies a creative and exhaustive search for something yet to be rediscovered, and in this sense, anbsp;...

Title:Residual Media
Author:Charles R. Acland
Publisher:U of Minnesota Press - 2007


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