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Tarleton Gillespie, Pablo J. Boczkowski, and Kirsten A. Foot

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780262525374

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262525374.001.0001

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The World Outside and the Pictures in Our Networks

The World Outside and the Pictures in Our Networks

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(p.251) 13 The World Outside and the Pictures in Our Networks
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Media Technologies
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Fred Turner

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262525374.003.0013

This article reviews essays by Tarleton Gillespie, Chris Kelty, Greg Downey, and Steven Jackson. It argues that their work reveals that the field of media studies has moved from the analysis of mass-media representations to the analysis of algorithms, networks, and interlinked machines as the core sites of media's social power. It celebrates this turn, even as it reminds the reader that mass media still exist and that digital networks render mass representations all the more ubiquitous.

Keywords:   algorithms, media studies, networks, representation

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