The meaning is the message: an inquiry into new media, cognition, and reflective imaginationWah, A., 2014, [S.l.]: [S.n.]. 200 p.
Research output: Thesis › Thesis fully internal (DIV)
Do new media affect cognition and, more specifically the cognitive process of reflective imagination, the process which underlies the artistic experience? This thesis first gives a historical overview and points out how highly regarded media studies scholars predict in a utopian or dystopian tradition major effects of new media technologies on innate cognitive processes. But are these assumptions at all possible from a contemporary cognitive science perspective? Drawing on the research of, among others, Antonio Damasio and Merlin Donald, The Meaning Is the Message: An Inquiry into New Media, Cognition, and Reflective Imagination critically analyses these assumptions and studies cases on film and digital media.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Place of Publication||[S.l.]|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
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