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Axel Volmar & Olga Moskatova 
Video Conferencing 
Practices, Politics, Aesthetics

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The COVID-19 pandemic has reorganized existing methods of exchange, turning comparatively marginal technologies into the new normal. Multipoint videoconferencing in particular has become a favored means for web-based forms of remote communication and collaboration without physical copresence. Taking the recent mainstreaming of videoconferencing as its point of departure, this anthology examines the complex mediality of this new form of social interaction. Connecting theoretical reflection with material case studies, the contributors question practices, politics and aesthetics of videoconferencing and the specific meanings it acquires in different historical, cultural and social contexts.
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Jan Distelmeyer is a professor of media history and media theory in the European Media Studies program of Fachhochschule Potsdam and Universität Potsdam. His current research focuses on the relationship between mediality and digitality with a special interest in interface processes as well as questions of automation and autonomy.
Language English ● Format EPUB ● Pages 400 ● ISBN 9783732862283 ● Editor Axel Volmar & Olga Moskatova ● Publisher transcript Verlag ● City Bielefeld ● Country DE ● Published 2022 ● Edition 1 ● Downloadable 24 months ● Currency EUR ● ID 8322744 ● Copy protection Social DRM

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