Search Results: "Cyberia Media"


BOOK REVIEW

CYBERIA by Chris Lynch
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Additionally, the story doesn't resolve; it pauses, leaving the reader unsatisfied and curious for more. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
Lynch's latest, the first in a science-fiction series that can be described as a dystopian comedy, introduces protagonist Zane, who lives in a world where computer technology has all but eclipsed human relationships. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A provocative, wide-ranging survey of the current state of the interface between the longings of youth and the wild potentials of computer technology."
Rushkoff, a New York-based journalist, goes west to Berkeley for a look inside Cyberia—the emerging countercultural terrain of computer hackers, ``smart'' drugs, house music, and a range of alternate ``cyberpunk'' lifestyles and anarchic philosophies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"But this book will convince many that the counterculture is alive and well—and more widely dispersed than ever. (Author tour)"
An inspired look at how ideas are disseminated by the media and at how new concepts can be injected into the mainstream, altering views about critical social issues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 24, 2010

"Avast! Young mateys not ready for the original will get an eyeful, an earful and a taste of the timeless pirate adventure that awaits. (iPad storybook app. 8-11)"
A rousing abridgment of the classic tale is buoyed by atmospheric sound effects and hearty digital surprises. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEDIA MARATHON by Erik Barnouw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"If Barnouw's book misses an overall theme or meditation, it is saved by his deep knowledge and intimate, jargon-free style. (30 b&w photos, not seen)"
A compact companion to his monumental History of Broadcasting in the United States (not reviewed, etc.), Barnouw's spry and episodic selection of personal experiences covers a multimedia career ranging from musical revues and radio shows to TV and books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 20, 1964

"The printed word, however, is a cold medium, and this book requires concentrated reader application for reward."
The Director of the Center for the Study of the Extensions of Man at the University of Toronto, Marshall MoLuhan here investigates the psychic and social consequences of technological media on man and his societies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"A cautionary, wide-ranging critique that's both entertaining and informative. (For another inside-look at the decline of the American newspaper, see James D. Squires's Read All About It!, published in February)"
A gossipy, ad rem diagnosis of what ails US newspapers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2013

"May serve as a useful handbook for digital media strategists and marketers, but this dense tome will take a major effort for nonspecialists to fully understand."
A wide-ranging examination of the contemporary media environment as individuals increasingly control their own creation of content. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2002

"Diffuse."
Thousands and thousands of channels, but nothing on. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"Nonetheless, a sobering reminder that TV long ago abandoned serious journalism and that watchdogs and skeptics are thin on the ground in all media—bad news for those who believe a vibrant, informative press is one of the bedrocks of democracy."
Journalist Alterman disproves with vigor the notion of news organizations' left-wing bias, only to leave the more important question hanging: why ignorance trumps ideology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 1991

"Prickly analysis, peppered with the remains of neatly dissected cultural icons."
Having previously taken aim at, among other topics, American foreign policy (The Sword and the Dollar, 1988) and media propaganda techniques (Inventing Reality, 1986), veteran progressive critic Parenti now delivers a swift kick to the assumption that American mass entertainment, although vapid, remains basically harmless. Read full book review >