The phrase media and technology studies applies to a vast area of interdisciplinary research, including multiple areas of the communication discipline that share, to an extent, an interest in mediated channels and their role in communication processes. Studies under the broad media and technology umbrella range from investigations that focus on the central role of media and technology in the current communication landscape to those that place them on its periphery. Broadly speaking, communication scholars seek to explain how meaning is shared between communicators. Although various communication theories and models exist, most include aspects such as a sender, receiver, message, channel, noise, feedback, and a larger social context. Media and technology studies scholars display immense variety in regard to their epistemological, ontological, and ...
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