PART 1: Media Transitions
1.1 ‘What is new media?’ in The Language of New Media.
1.2 ‘Technological revolutions and the Gutenberg Myth’ in
1.3 ‘A shadow darkens’ in Technologies of Freedom.
1.4 ‘The consumer’s sublime’ in American Technological
1.5 ‘The computational metaphor’, Whole Earth, Winter 1998 /
1.6 ‘New communications technology: a survey of impacts and
issues’, Telecommunications Policy, 20(5), pp. 375–387, 1996 / Michael Marien
PART 2: Governing new media
2.1 ‘Historicising obscenity law’ in On Pornography: Literature,
Sexuality and Obscenity Law.
2.2 ‘The tragedy of broadcast regulation’ in The Internet
Challenge to Television.
policy in the digital age’ in Charles M. Firestone and Amy Korzick Garmer (eds)
Digital Broadcasting and the Public Interest.
2.4 ‘From public sphere
to cybernetic state’ in Times of the Technoculture.
2.5 ‘Policing the
thinkable’, Opendemocracy.net, 2001 / Robert W. McChesney
2.6 ‘The myths of
encroaching global media ownership’, Opendemocracy.net, 2001 / Benjamin
PART 3: Properties and commons
3.1 ‘Copyright in
historical perspective’ in Copyright in Historical Perspective.
3.2 ‘Intellectual property
and the liberal state’ in Shamans, Software and Spleens: Law and the
Construction of the Information Society.
3.3 ‘Choosing metaphors’ in Digital Copyright: Protecting
Intellectual Property on the Internet.
3.4 ‘The promise for
intellectual property in cyberspace’ in Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace.
3.5 ‘Why software
should not have owners’ in Free Software: Free Society.
PART 4: Politics of new media technologies
4.1 ‘On interactivity’ in Political Machines: Governing a
Pandora or Jefferson? Three scenarios for the future of technology and strong
democracy’, in A Passion for Democracy: American Essays, Princeton University
Press, pp. 245–257,
2000 / Benjamin R. Barber
4.3 ‘Citizens’ in Republic.com.
in A Hacker Manifesto.
PART 5: Time and space in the age of information
5.1 ‘Technology and ideology: the case of the telegraph’ in
Communication as Culture.
5.2 ‘Reflections on time, time–space compression and
technology in the nineteenth century’ in M. Crang, P. Crang and J. May (eds),
Virtual Geographies: Bodies, Space and Relations.
5.3 ‘On the move: technology,
mobility, and the mediation of social time and space’, The Information Society,
18(4), pp. 281–292, 2002 / Nicola Green
5.4 ‘Time and the
internet’, Time and Society, 9(1), pp. 48–55, 2001 / Heejin Lee and Jonathan
Robert Hassan is Senior Research Fellow in Media and Communications at the Media and Communications Program, The University of Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of The Chronoscopic Society (2003) and Media, Politics and the Network Society (Open University Press, 2004). He is the editor of the journal Time & Society. Julian Thomas is Director of the institute for Social Research at Swinburne University, Australia and a Professorial Fellow in Media and Communications. He has written widely on the social and policy dimensions of new media.