This book provides an accessible and much needed introduction to the diversity of multimedia appearing and proliferating in our society. The phenomenal growth of multimedia has given rise to debates on the role of technology, the skills required for their production and use, and the ethics and politics involved in these new embodied interactions.


When the first series of Star Trek graced television screens in 1966 viewers were shown a vision of the possible future of human (or, more accurately, US) society. The women wore micro-mini skirts and some of the men flaunted ‘Beatle’ haircuts - but one of the most striking ...

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