By Simon Lindgren
The contrast among on-line and offline realities is changing into progressively more tricky to maintain. As computer-mediated communique evolves and as interplay turns into increasingly more depending on the net, social, cultural, and political elements start to get stuck and entangled within the net of up to date electronic communique applied sciences. electronic instruments and systems for verbal exchange are steadily changing into regular, whereas the cultural conceptions that encompass those technologies―immediacy, consistent accessibility, availability―are turning into more and more mainstream.
Hybrid Media Culture is an interdisciplinary exploration of the way the net and the offline have interaction in present-day tradition. within the aftermath of all-encompassing views on ‘postmodernisation’ and ‘globalization’, there's now a urgent desire for students of recent media and society to come back to phrases with problems with position, embodiment, and materiality in an international of ‘virtual’ flows and ‘cyber’ tradition. This ebook explores methods of conceptualizing the complex intermingling of the net and the offline via case reports of hybrid media areas, together with: user-generated movies approximately self-harm; visibility, surveillance and electronic media; electronic communique instruments and politics; and actual and digital churches.
This interdisciplinary edited assortment investigates the results of the web and electronic tradition on perceptions and makes use of of identities, our bodies and localities. it will likely be of curiosity to scholars and students of electronic tradition, sociology, media and communications reviews, new media, physique experiences, politics, and technological know-how and know-how studies.
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This is also one example of how the use of YouTube, through its specific affordances in terms of openness, publicity, and produser interactivity, can be a strategy for challenging definitions of the marked body. By bringing their bodies online, in words and images, 60reeve and others may reject the ascribed deviancy and instead articulate new – embodied – identities for themselves (cf. Adler and Adler, 2011: 108–27). As I will demonstrate throughout this chapter, such attempts at rearticulation and destigmatization are neither unambiguous nor without problems.
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What is indeed displayed through this ambiguity is the significance of physical bodies in a seemingly disembodied online space. The body’s status as a site for dispute and antagonism is obviously one aspect here, but the body – or the bodily practice of self-injury – is also what brings people together in the first place. 8 Similarly, the collective address in videos such as Downtownpatrol’s Should we hide our scars? illustrates how the articulation of a shared identity – ‘we’ – at the same time enacts a particular kind of embodiment, a scarred body, inseparable from this identity (cf.