Dictionary of Media and Communication Companion Website

Media and Communication

Biographical Notes

Here is a list of links to biographical information about influential individuals within the fields of media and communication.

A B C D E F G H J K L M N O P R S T V W

A  Top

Adorno, Theodor
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/adorno/
(1903-1969) German philosopher and cultural theorist.

Althusser, Louis
http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/althusser/index.htm
(1918-1990) French philosopher.

Austin, John L.
http://suite101.com/article/jl-austin-how-to-do-things-with-...
(1911-1960) British philosopher.

 

B  Top

Bakhtin, Mikhail M.
http://homepages.rpi.edu/~zappenj/Rhetoric/DR/Archive2011/drrt1b.html
(1895-1975) Russian philosopher and literary theorist.  

Barthes, Roland
http://www.textetc.com/theory/barthes.html
(1915-1980) French literary and cultural theorist.

Bateson, Gregory
http://www.oikos.org/baten.htm
(1904-1980) British-American anthropologist and cyberneticist.

Baudrillard, Jean
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/baudrillard/
(1929-2007) French cultural theorist, sociologist, and philosopher.

Bell, Daniel
http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/history_knowledge/bell.html
(born 1919) American sociologist.

Benjamin, Walter
http://www.wbenjamin.org/walterbenjamin.html
(1892-1940) German philosopher.

Berger, Peter L.
http://www.angelfire.com/or/sociologyshop/PLB.html
(born 1929) Austrian-American sociologist.

Bernstein, Basil
http://zimmer.csufresno.edu/~johnca/spch100/3-3-bernstein.htm
(1924-2000) British sociologist and linguist.

Boorstin, Daniel J.
http://www.loc.gov/homepage/boorstin.html
(1914-2004) American historian.

Bordwell, David
http://www.davidbordwell.net/
(born 1947) American film theorist.

Bourdieu, Pierre
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/bourd.htm
(1930-2002) French sociologist.

Brecht, Bertholt
http://www.theatredatabase.com/20th_century/bertolt_brecht_0...
(1898-1956) German playwright and theatre director.

Bruner, Jerome
http://www.infed.org/thinkers/bruner.htm
(born 1915) American psychologist.

Butler, Judith
http://www.theory.org.uk/ctr-butl.htm
(born 1956) American philosopher.

 

C  Top

Castells, Manuel
http://www.manuelcastells.info/en/cv_index.htm
(born 1942) Spanish sociologist.

Certeau, Michel de
http://www.eng.fju.edu.tw/Literary_Criticism/cultural_studie...
(1925-1986) French cultural theorist.

Chomsky, Noam
http://www.chomsky.info/
(born 1928) American linguist and political activist.

 

D  Top

 

Derrida, Jacques
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/derrida/
(1930-2004) Algerian-French philosopher.

Durkheim, Émile
http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/articles/pages/6508/Durkheim-mile-1858-1917.html
(1858-1917) French sociologist.

 

E  Top

Eco, Umberto
http://www.umbertoeco.com/en/
(born 1932) Italian novelist and semiotician.

Eisenstein, Sergei
http://www.sensesofcinema.com/2004/great-directors/eisenstein/
(1898-1948) Soviet film director and film theorist.

Engels, Friedrich
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/TUengels.htm
(1820-1895) German political theorist.

 

F  Top

Foucault, Michel
http://www.michel-foucault.com/
(1926-1984) French philosopher and historian of ideas.

Freud, Sigmund
http://www.freudfile.org/
(1856-1939) Austrian psychiatrist.

 

G  Top

Gerbner, George
http://web.asc.upenn.edu/gerbner/archive.aspx
(1919-2005) American communication theorist and researcher.

Gibson, James J.
http://books.nap.edu/html/biomems/jgibson.pdf
(1904-1979) American psychologist.

Giddens, Anthony
http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/bios/giddens.html
(born 1938) British sociologist.

Goffman, Erving
http://people.brandeis.edu/~teuber/goffmanbio.html
(1922-1982) American-based Canadian sociologist.

Gombrich, Ernst
http://gombrich.co.uk/
(1909-2001) Austrian-born art historian.

Gramsci, Antonio
http://www.infed.org/thinkers/et-gram.htm
(1891-1937) Italian philosopher.

Gregory, Richard L.
http://www.richardgregory.org/
(born 1923) British psychologist.

Greimas, Algirdas Julien
http://www.signosemio.com/greimas/index-en.asp
(1917-1992) Lithuanian linguist and semiotician.

Guattari, Felix
http://www.egs.edu/library/felix-guattari/biography/
(1930-1992) French philosopher and psychotherapist.

 

H  Top

Hall, Edward T.
http://www.edwardthall.com/
(1914-2009) American anthropologist and cross-cultural researcher.

Hall, Stuart
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/HIShallS.htm
(born 1932) Jamaican-British sociologist and cultural theorist.

Halliday, Michael A. K.
http://semioticon.com/semiotix/2012/03/a-michael-m-a-k-halliday-specia/
(born 1925) British-Australian linguist.

Haraway, Donna
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~rf6t-tyfk/haraway.html
(born 1944) American philosopher.

Harvey, David
http://davidharvey.org/
(born 1935) British-American geographer and social theorist.

Heidegger, Martin
http://www.beyng.com/ereignis.html
(1889-1976) German philosopher.

Hjelmslev, Louis
http://www.signosemio.com/hjelmslev/index-en.asp
(1899-1965) Danish linguist.

Hofstede, Geert
http://www.geert-hofstede.com/
(born 1928) Dutch cultural theorist.

Hoggart, Richard
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/HIShoggart.htm
(born 1918) British cultural theorist.

Horkheimer, Max
http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/horkheimer/index.htm
(1895-1973) German philosopher and cultural theorist.

Husserl, Edmund
http://www.husserlpage.com/
(1859-1938) German philosopher.

 

J  Top

Jakobson, Roman
http://www.isfp.co.uk/russian_thinkers/roman_jakobson.html
(1896-1982) Russian-American linguist.

Jameson, Fredric
http://prelectur.stanford.edu/lecturers/jameson/
(born 1934) American literary critic.

Jenkins, Henry
http://henryjenkins.org/aboutmehtml
(born 1958) American media theorist.

Jung, Carl
http://www.cgjungpage.org/
(1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist.

 

K  Top

Kant, Immanuel
http://www.iep.utm.edu/kantmeta/
(1724-1804) German philosopher.

Katz, Elihu
http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/998/1/The_work_of_Elihu_Katz%28LSERO%29.pdf
(born 1926) American sociologist.

Kristeva, Julia
http://www.cddc.vt.edu/feminism/kristeva.html
(born 1941) Bulgarian-French philosopher, literary critic and psychoanalyst.

Kuhn, Thomas
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/thomas-kuhn/
(1922-1996) American historian of science.

 

L  Top

Lacan, Jacques
http://www.lacan.com/rolleyes.htm
(1901-1981) French psychoanalyst.

Lakoff, George P.
http://www.linguistics.berkeley.edu/people/person_detail.php...
(born 1941) American linguist.

Lazarsfeld, Paul
http://books.nap.edu/html/biomems/plazersfeld.pdf
(1901-1976) Austrian-American sociologist.

Leavis, Frank R.
http://www.authortrek.com/f_r_leavis_page.html
(1895-1978) British literary critic.

Lévi-Strauss, Claude
http://www.marxists.org/glossary/people/l/e.htm#levi-strauss...
(1908-2009) French anthropologist.

Lotman, Yuri
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/lotman.htm
(1922-1993) Russian semiotician.

Lull, James
http://www.jameslull.com/biography.html
(born 1950) American media researcher.

Lyotard, Jean-François
http://www.egs.edu/faculty/jean-francois-lyotard/biography/
(1924-1998) French philosopher.

 

M  Top

Marcuse, Herbert
http://www.marcuse.org/herbert/
(1898-1979) German philosopher

Malinowski, Bronisław
http://www.nndb.com/people/320/000099023/
(1884-1942) Polish anthropologist.

Marx, Karl
http://www.marxists.org/glossary/people/m/a.htm#marx
(1818-1883) German political theorist.

Maslow, Abraham
http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/maslow.html
(1908-1970) American psychologist.

McLuhan, Marshall
http://marshallmcluhan.com/biography/
(1911-1980) Canadian literary scholar.

McQuail, Denis
http://www.socialsciencespace.com/2012/02/my-social-science-career-interview-with-denis-mcquail/
(born 1935) British sociologist. This link no longer works and we are unable to find a suitable alternative.

Mead, George Herbert
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/mead/
(1863-1931) American philosopher, sociologist, and psychologist.

Metz, Christian
http://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/onlinessays/JC05folder/FilmL...
(1931-1993) French film theorist.

Morley, David
http://www.gold.ac.uk/media-communications/staff/morley/
(born 1947) British sociologist.

Mulvey, Laura
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/566978/index.html
(born 1941) British film theorist.

 

N  Top

Nietzsche, Friedrich
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/nietzsche/
(1844-1900) German philosopher.

 

O  Top

Ong, Walter J.
http://www.media-ecology.org/publications/MEA_proceedings/v6...
(1912-2003) American literary theorist

 

P  Top

Parsons, Talcott
http://www.bolenderinitiatives.com/sociology/talcott-parsons...
(1902-1979) American sociologist.

Piaget, Jean
http://www.piaget.org/aboutPiaget.html
(1896-1980) Swiss psychologist.

Polanyi, Michael
http://www.infed.org/thinkers/polanyi.htm
(1891-1976) Hungarian philosopher.

Postman, Leo
http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/inmemoriam/leop...
(1918-2004) American media theorist and cultural critic.

Postman, Neil
http://neilpostman.org/
(1931-2003) American media theorist and cultural critic.

Propp, Vladimir
http://mural.uv.es/vifresal/Propp.htm
(1895-1970) Russian literary theorist.

 

R  Top

Rheingold, Howard
http://www.rheingold.com/howard/
(born 1947) American writer on new media.

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
http://www.iep.utm.edu/rousseau/
(1712-1778) French philosopher.

 

S  Top

Said, Edward
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2003/sep/26/guardianobituari...
(1935-2003) Palestinian-American cultural theorist.

Sapir, Edward
http://www.nasonline.org/publications/biographical-memoirs/memoir-pdfs/sapir-edward.pdf
(1884-1939) American linguist.

Sartre, Jean-Paul
http://kirjasto.sci.fi/sartre.htm
(1905-1980) French philosopher and writer.

Saussure, Ferdinand de
http://www.egs.edu/library/ferdinand-de-saussure/biography/
(1857-1913) Swiss linguist.

Schramm, Wilbur
http://0-files.eric.ed.gov.opac.msmc.edu/fulltext/ED099879.pdf
(1907-1987) American communication theorist.

Schutz, Alfred
http://www.iep.utm.edu/schutz/
(1899-1959) Austrian-American philosopher.

Shannon, Claude
http://www.nyu.edu/pages/linguistics/courses/v610003/shan.html
(1916-2001) American electronic engineer and mathematician.

Simmel, Georg
http://socio.ch/sim/bio.htm
(1858-1918) German sociologist.

Sontag, Susan
http://www.susansontag.com/SusanSontag/index.shtml
(1933-2004) American philosopher and literary theorist.

Spencer, Herbert
http://www.iep.utm.edu/spencer/
(1820-1903) British sociologist and philosopher.

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty
http://www.postcolonialweb.org/poldiscourse/spivak/spivak1.html
(born 1942) Indian literary critic.

 

T  Top

Tannen, Deborah
http://faculty.georgetown.edu/tannend/bio.html
(born 1945) American linguist.

Toffler, Alvin
http://www.alvintoffler.net/?fa=bios
(born 1928) American futurologist.

 

V  Top

Veblen, Thorstein
http://www.bolender.com/Sociological%20Theory/Veblen,%20Thor...
(1857-1929) Norwegian-American sociologist and economist.

Voloshinov, Valentin
http://www.marxists.org/glossary/people/v/o.htm#voloshinov-v...
(1895-1936) Russian linguist.

Vygotsky, Lev
http://mennta.hi.is/starfsfolk/solrunb/vygotsky.htm
(1896-1934) Soviet psychologist.

 

W  Top

Warren, Robert Penn
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/warren.htm
(1905-1989) American poet, novelist, and literary critic.

Weaver, Warren
http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Biographies/Weaver.html
(1894-1978) American scientist and mathematician.

Weber, Max
http://media.pfeiffer.edu/lridener/DSS/Weber/WEBRPER.HTML
(1864-1920) German sociologist and political economist.

Wertheimer, Max
http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/gestalt.html
(1880-1943) German psychologist.

Whorf, Benjamin Lee
http://www.notablebiographies.com/supp/Supplement-Sp-Z/Whorf...
(1897-1941) American linguist.

Williams, Raymond
http://www.raymondwilliams.co.uk/
(1921-1988) British cultural theorist, critic, and novelist.

Wittgenstein, Ludwig
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/wittgenstein/
(1889-1951) Austrian-British philosopher.

 

Web links

Here is a list of recommended web links, arranged alphabetically by the relevant dictionary entries:

A B C D E F G H I J M N O P R S T U V W

A  Top

above-the-fold
http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/blasting-the-myth-of
Blasting the myth of the fold

Academy aperture
http://www.widescreenmuseum.com/widescreen/evolution.htm
Aspect ratios.

advertising
http://www.hatads.org.uk/
History of Advertising Trust

aliasing
http://www.earlevel.com/Digital%20Audio/Aliasing.html
Digital audio aliasing

allegory of the cave
http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/republic.8.vii.html
Book VII of Plato's Republic

alternate reality game (ARG)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2001/apr/30/mediaguardian1.di...
Kubrick's strange afterlife

ambient advertising
http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2008/05/27/14-creative-adve...
Creative advertisements

ambiguity
http://xtf.lib.virginia.edu/xtf/view?docId=DicHist/uvaBook/t...
Ambiguity as an aesthetic principle

articulation
http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/S4B/sem08a.html
Articulation

aspect-ratio conversion (ARC)
http://www.pjdaniel.org.uk/afd/
Digital widescreen TV

audience research
http://cadair.aber.ac.uk/dspace/handle/2160/589
Lord of the Rings: film audience research

 

B  Top

back stage
http://www.unlv.edu/centers/cdclv/ega/index.html
Erving Goffman archives

book
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0018/001824/182475e.pdf
UNESCO book definition

 

C  Top

catharsis
http://xtf.lib.virginia.edu/xtf/view?docId=DicHist/uvaBook/t...
Catharsis

chunking
http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Miller/
The magical number seven

code
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/S4B/sem08.html
Codes

communication technologies
http://www.ctheory.net/articles.aspx?id=45
History of Communication Media: Friedrich Kittler

computer-mediated communication (CMC)
http://jcmc.indiana.edu/
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

conspicuous consumption
http://socserv2.socsci.mcmaster.ca/~econ/ugcm/3ll3/veblen/le...
Veblen on conspicuous consumption

conversational style
http://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/tannend/CS%20Excerpts.html
Audio extracts from Tannen's Conversational Style

critical discourse analysis (CDA)
http://cnncritical.tripod.com/misc/cda.html
Critical Discourse Analysis: Brett Dellinger

crossing the line
http://www.mediacollege.com/video/editing/transition/reverse...
Crossing the line

cultivation theory
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/short/cultiv.html
Cultivation theory

 

D  Top

denotation
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/S4B/sem06.html
Denotation, connotation, and myth

design features
http://people.exeter.ac.uk/bosthaus/Lecture/hockett1.htm
Design features of human language

discourse analysis
http://extra.shu.ac.uk/daol/
Discourse Analysis Online

 

E  Top

effects tradition
http://www.newmediastudies.com/effects1.htm
Ten things wrong with the ‘effects model’

embedded reporters
http://hallidaycentre.cityu.edu.hk/Resources/LHS/2006-vol2(2...
Embedded reporters

encoding/decoding model
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/S4B/sem08c.html
Encoding/decoding

expectations
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Modules/FM21820/visper06.html
Contexts and expectations

 

F  Top

figure of speech
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/S4B/sem07.html
Rhetorical tropes

film
http://www.imdb.com/
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

film genres
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/446108/index.html
Film genres and themes (BFI)

film grammar
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/short/gramtv.html
The grammar of television and film

freedom of information
http://www.ico.gov.uk/what_we_cover/freedom_of_information.aspx
Freedom of information in the UK

free press
http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 

G  Top

gaze
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/gaze/
Notes on ‘the gaze’

gendered editing
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/short/toyads.html
Gender-differentiated production features in toy commercials

gendered identifications
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/short/who_is_the_faire...
Gendered readings of Big Brother 2

gender stereotypes
http://www.commercialcloset.org/common/11064/default.cfm?cli...
GLAAD's advertising media program

genre
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/intgenre/
Introduction to genre theory

gestalt laws
http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Wertheimer/Forms/forms.htm
Laws of organization in perceptual forms

Glasgow media group
http://www.gla.ac.uk/centres/mediagroup/
Glasgow University Media Group

globalization
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/globalization/
Globalization

great divide theories
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/litoral/
Biases of the ear and eye

griefer
http://archive.wired.com/gaming/virtualworlds/magazine/16-02/mf_goons
Julian Dibbell on griefers

 

H  Top

hacker
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/729
Hackers: Steven Levy

high definition television
http://www.bairdtelevision.com/colour.html
The world's first high definition colour television

hypertext
http://www.xanadu.com.au/ted/XUsurvey/xuDation.html
Project Xanadu

 

I  Top

identity
http://mitpress.mit.edu/sites/default/files/titles/free_down...
Youth identity and digital media

ideology
http://xtf.lib.virginia.edu/xtf/view?docId=DicHist/uvaGenTex...
Ideology

impartiality
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/18_06_07impartial...
Safeguarding impartiality in the 21st century

innocent eye
http://www.gombrich.co.uk/
Gombrich archive

interactive movies
http://www.designersnotebook.com/Lectures/Challenge/challeng...
The challenge of the interactive movie

interpretation
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/short/living2.html
What makes viewers diverge when interpreting narrative?

intertextuality
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/S4B/sem09.html
Intertextuality

 

J  Top

Johari window
http://www.noogenesis.com/game_theory/johari/johari_window.html
Johari window

journalese
http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/journalism/news-style-guide
BBC news styleguide

 

M  Top

McLuhanism
http://www.marshallmcluhan.com/
The official site of Marshall McLuhan

male norm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/4740173.stm
Website design biased to men

marketing semiotics
http://it.stlawu.edu/~global/pagessemiotics/menuframesem.html
The Semiotics of Advertising: Goldman et al.

Marxist media theory
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/marxism/
Marxist media theory

mashup
http://www.zdnet.com/videos/what-is-a-mashup/152729
What is a mashup?

Maslow's hierarchy of needs
http://psychclassics.asu.edu/Maslow/motivation.htm
A Theory of Human Motivation: Abraham Maslow

meaning
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/short/texts.html
Texts and the construction of meaning

mechanical reproduction
https://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/ge/benjamin.htm
The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction

media ecology
http://www.media-ecology.org/media_ecology/index.html
What is media ecology?

media law
http://www.opsi.gov.uk/ACTS/acts1998/ukpga_19980042_en_3#sch1
The 1998 Human Rights Act

media literacy
http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/market-data-research/other/...
Ofcom's definition of ‘media literacy’

media ownership
http://www.cjr.org/resources/
Who owns what?

media psychology
http://www.apa.org/divisions/div46/
APA Division 46

mediation
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/short/process.html
Processes of mediation

metaphor
http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~israel/lakoff-ConTheorMetaphor.pdf
Conceptual metaphor

mimesis
http://xtf.lib.virginia.edu/xtf/view?docId=DicHist/uvaBook/t...
Mimesis

mobile communications
http://www.academia.edu/2933785/Mobile_communication_and_mediated_ritual
Mobile communication and mediated ritual

modality
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/S4B/sem02a.html
Modality and representation

modelling
http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Bandura/bobo.htm
Imitation of aggressive models

mode of address
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/S4B/sem08b.html
Modes of address

movable type
http://www.bl.uk/treasures/gutenberg/homepage.html
The Gutenberg Bible

MUD (multi-user domain or dungeon)
http://www.escholarship.org/editions/view?docId=kt367nc6m1&#...
Mudding history and subcultures

MUD object-orientated (MOO, tiny MOO)
http://www.lulu.com/product/file-download/my-tiny-life-crime...
My Tiny Life: Julian Dibbell

 

N  Top

naturalism
http://xtf.lib.virginia.edu/xtf/view?docId=DicHist/uvaBook/t...
Naturalism in art

network society
http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/people/Castells/castells-co...
The network society: interview with Manuel Castells

new media
http://iiea.com/events/jon-snow?gclid=CPyUq-uQtKECFQRslAodcW...
Jon Snow on ‘new media’

news
http://www.dmoz.org/News/By_Region/
News media by country

newspapers
http://www.britishpapers.co.uk/
British Newspapers Online

nonverbal behaviour
http://www.spring.org.uk/2007/05/nonverbal-behaviour.php
Nonverbal behaviour

 

O  Top

optics
http://xtf.lib.virginia.edu/xtf/view?docId=DicHist/uvaBook/t...
Optics and vision

 

P  Top

panopticon
http://cryptome.org/cartome/panopticon2.htm
The Panopticon: Jeremy Bentham

paradigm
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/S4B/sem03.html
Paradigms and syntagms

parasocial interaction
http://www.participations.org/volume%203/issue%201/3_01_hort...
Parasocial interaction: Horton and Wohl

participatory culture
https://www.macfound.org/press/publications/white-paper-confronting-the-challenges-of-participatory-culture-media-education-for-the-21st-century-by-henry-jenkins/
Confronting the challenges of participatory culture

Peircean model
http://www.peirce.org/
Peirce Studies

perceived reality
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/short/realrev.html
Children's understanding of what is ‘real’ on television

performativity
http://www.theory.org.uk/but-int1.htm
An interview with Judith Butler

persistence of vision
http://www.grand-illusions.com/articles/persistence_of_vision/
Persistence of vision

perspective
http://www.webexhibits.org/arrowintheeye/
The psychology of perspective

phenomenology
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/short/phenom.html
The phenomenology of writing by hand

photograph
http://photo.net/history/timeline
A history of photography

photojournalism
http://greatphotojournalism.com/
Photojournalism

photoshopping
http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/farid/research/digitaltampering/
Photo tampering throughout history

polysemy
http://lsb.scu.edu/~emcquarrie/reson55.htm
Resonance in advertising rhetoric

power law distribution
http://www.shirky.com/writings/powerlaw_weblog.html
Power laws, weblogs, and inequality

presence studies
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1083-6101.1997....
The concept of presence

propaganda
http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/bernprop.html
Propaganda: Edward Bernays

proxemics
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/dl/free/007291694x/161...
Personal space and proxemics

psychographics
http://www.strategicbusinessinsights.com/vals/presurvey.shtml
The VALS™ Survey

public opinion
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?n...
Public Opinion: Walter Lippmann

 

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radio waves
http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Radio_Waves
IEEE definition of radio waves

readership
http://www.nrs.co.uk/
National Readership Survey

reading direction
http://www2.hawaii.edu/~bergen/papers/f895-chan.pdf
Writing direction influences spatial cognition

recontextualization
http://l2g.to/negativland/u2/the-edge-interview.html
Negativland interviews U2's ‘The Edge’

rhetoric
http://lsb.scu.edu/~emcquarrie/rhetjcr.htm
Figures of rhetoric in advertising language

 

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Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/short/whorf.html
The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis

schema theory
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/short/schematv.html
Schema theory and the interpretation of television programmes

selective perception
http://www.all-about-psychology.com/selective-perception.html
They Saw a Game: a Case Study by Albert Hastorf and Hadley Cantril

semiotics
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/S4B/
Semiotics for beginners

Shannon and Weaver's model
https://archive.org/details/bstj27-3-379
A Mathematical Theory of Communication

sign
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/S4B/sem02.html
Signs

software
http://lab.softwarestudies.com/
Software studies site

spam
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/technology/7380788.stm
Spam reaches 30-year anniversary

structuralism
http://xtf.lib.virginia.edu/xtf/view?docId=DicHist/uvaGenTex...
Structuralism

 

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technological determinism
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/tecdet/
Technological or media determinism

technophobia
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/SF/
Imagining futures, dramatizing fears

telephone
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/short/phone.html
Using the telephone

telepresence
http://web.media.mit.edu/~minsky/papers/Telepresence.html
Minsky's telepresence article

television
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200910/ldselect/l...
British television history

television genres
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/tv/id/482184/index.html
Television genres, themes, and formats (BFI)

transmission models
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/short/trans.html
Transmission model

typeface personality
http://www.esperfonto.com/
EsperFonto

 

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uses and gratifications
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Documents/short/usegrat.html
Why do people watch television?

 

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videogame studies
http://gamestudies.org/
Game Studies

video news release
http://ethicsinpr.wikispaces.com/Video+news+release
Supplying VNRs to the BBC

viral video
http://henryjenkins.org/2009/02/if_it_doesnt_spread_its_dead...
If it doesn't spread, it's dead

virtual community
http://www.rheingold.com/vc/book/
Virtual Community: Howard Rheingold

visual communication
http://www.academia.edu/2846340/Studying_visual_communication
Studying Visual Communication: Sol Worth

visual culture
http://www.citrinitas.com/history_of_viscom/
History of visual communication

visual illusion
http://michaelbach.de/ot/index.html
Optical illusions and visual phenomena

visual perception
http://users.aber.ac.uk/dgc/Modules/FM21820/visindex.html
Visual perception

visual rhetoric
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/691/01/
Visual rhetoric

 

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weak ties
https://sociology.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/publicati...
Granovetter's Theory of the Strength of Weak Ties

Web 2.0
http://oreilly.com/web2/archive/what-is-web-20.html
What is Web 2.0?

widescreen
http://www.widescreen.org/widescreen.shtml
Demonstrations of widescreen presentations

writing systems
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/definition.htm
Writing systems