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research talk | Gastvortrag Prof. Dr. Gabriele Balbi "History of Digital Media"

Am Mittwoch, den 07.02.2018 um 17:30 Uhr (Raum D-2107) hält Prof. Dr. Gabriele Balbi im Rahmen der imwk reserach|talks einen Gastvortrag zu dem spannenden Thema History of Digital Media: An Intermedia and Global Perspective.

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Abstract des Vortrags

Digital media, and more in general digitization, are often considered and researched as a present or future matter. This talk wants to focus on a too often neglected perspective: the history of digital media or, better, the fact that they emerge and are shaped by long term political, economic, technical, social, and cultural ideas. Based on the forthcoming book History of Digital Media. An Intermedia and Global Perspective (Routledge, written with Paolo Magaudda), Gabriele Balbi will provide an overview of the main turning points in digital media history focusing on three main aspects. First, analyzing historiographically the meanings of studying "digital media". Second, proposing an approach distinctively global and intermedia. Finally, identifying the mythologies that shape digital media narratives and that can be better understood with a historical perspective.

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Balbi

Gabriele Balbi is Assistant Professor in Media Studies at USI Università della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland), where he is Director of the China Media Observatory and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the Faculty of Communication Sciences. He is also Vice Chair of ECREA Communication History section. His main areas of interest are media history and historiography of communication and, on these topics, he has published books, papers in international journals, and book chapters. His recent books are both written with Paolo Magaudda: the ItalianFallimenti digitali. Un’archeologia dei “nuovi media” (Unicopli, 2018) and History of Digital Media. An Intermedia and Global Perspective (Routledge, in press).

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reserach | talk

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Balbi

Mittwoch, 07.02.2018, 17:30 – 19:00 Uhr

Raum D-2107

Meldung vom 01.02.2018