Emerging methods for digital media research : an introduction

Burgess, Jean, Bruns, Axel, & Hjorth, Larissa (2013) Emerging methods for digital media research : an introduction. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 57(1), pp. 1-3.

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Now as in earlier periods of acute change in the media environment, new disciplinary articulations are producing new methods for media and communication research. At the same time, established media and communication studies meth- ods are being recombined, reconfigured, and remediated alongside their objects of study. This special issue of JOBEM seeks to explore the conceptual, political, and practical aspects of emerging methods for digital media research. It does so at the conjuncture of a number of important contemporary trends: the rise of a ‘‘third wave’’ of the Digital Humanities and the ‘‘computational turn’’ (Berry, 2011) associated with natively digital objects and the methods for studying them; the apparently ubiquitous Big Data paradigm—with its various manifestations across academia, business, and government — that brings with it a rapidly increasing interest in social media communication and online ‘‘behavior’’ from the ‘‘hard’’ sciences; along with the multisited, embodied, and emplaced nature of everyday digital media practice.

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ID Code: 59998
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1080/08838151.2012.761706
ISSN: 0883-8151
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: © Copyright 2013 Broadcast Education Association.
Deposited On: 15 May 2013 07:23
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2014 07:57

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