The Models and Politics of Mobile Media Goggin, Gerard en_US 2021-11-25T12:37:55Z 2021-11-25T12:37:55Z 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this paper I seek to critically evaluate the models at play in an important area of new media cultures -- mobile media. By 'mobile', I mean the new technologies, cultural practices, and arrangements of production, consumption, and exchange, associated with hand-held, networked devices, especially those based on mobile cellular networks. These mobile phone technologies are now commonly being framed as media (May & Hearn, 2005; Nilsson et al., 2001; Goggin & Hjorth, 2007) -- and so we see the appearance of objects such as mobile television, mobile film, mobile games, and mobile Internet. With its large cultural and commercial claims, this much-heralded move raises important theoretical and political questions. There is an extensive literature on various aspects of convergence, including mobiles, however systematic consideration has not been given to mobile media as a development centring on cellular mobile network technologies. Perhaps one of the difficulties in doing so is the shift of concepts that underlies these changes. While it is easier to isolate and establish the kinds of models used to imagine the mobile phone, there is a complex and dynamic interplay of various models shaping mobile media. To zero on what is at stake in the shift from mobile phone to mobile media, I want to focus upon three distinct, if related, models. Analysis of these models is helpful to understand the transformations in mobile media. It also helps to cast light on the scene of new media in general. Respectively these three models revolve around: phones; commons; publics. en_US
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dc.identifier.issn 1449-1443 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other models en_US
dc.subject.other mobiles en_US
dc.subject.other media en_US
dc.subject.other commons en_US
dc.subject.other politics en_US
dc.subject.other Internet en_US
dc.subject.other Communication and Media Studies (400104) en_US
dc.subject.other Cultural Theory (420302) en_US
dc.subject.other Consumption and Everyday Life (420307) en_US
dc.title The Models and Politics of Mobile Media en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Fibreculture Journal en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Goggin, Gerard, Journalism and Media Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US School of the Arts & Media *
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