This page contains a selection of the papers and articles generated by the Media in Transition project.

Philip Agre, Growing a Democratic Culture:
John Commons on the Wiring of Civil Society

[2,454 words,  posted october 31, 1999]

Penelope Alfrey, Petrarch's Apes: Originality, Plagiarism and Copyright Principles within Visual Culture
[2,457 words,  posted february 17, 2000]

Luis O. Arata, Reflections about Interactivity
[3,877 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Constance Balides, Virtual Spaces and Incorporative Logics: Contemporary Films As "Mass Ornaments"
[6,281 words,  posted may 10, 2000]

Benjamin Barber, Which Technology and Which Democracy?
[6,252 words,  posted december 6, 1998]

Wendy Bellion, The Mechanization of Likeness in Jeffersonian America
[7,242 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Harvey Blume, Autism and the Internet, or "It's the Wiring, Stupid"
[4,987 words,  posted july 1, 1997]

William Boddy, Redefining the Home Screen:
Technological Convergence as Trauma and Business Plan

[4,156 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Octavia Butler, "Devil Girl From Mars": Why I Write Science Fiction
[3,099 words, posted:  october 4,  1998]

Gregory Crane, Historical Perspectives on the Book and Information Technology
[9,397 words, posted:  april 11,  1998]

Sharon Cumberland, Private Uses of Cyberspace:
Women, Desire, and Fan Culture

[3,253 words, posted:  january 25,  2000]

Ashley Dawson, Documenting Democratization:
New Media Practices in Post-Apartheid South Africa

[8,262 words, posted:  may 10,  2000]

Julian Dibbell, Covering Cyberspace
[2,681 words, posted:  december 12,  1998]

Wendy Dibean and Bruce Garrison, Market Types and Daily Newspapers:
Use of World Wide Web Technologies

[8,847 words, posted:  february 17,  2000]

Peter Donaldson, "Let's Be Going:" A Parent Reads GeekCereal
[2,921 words, posted:  november 4,  1997]

Gerald Early, Partisanship, Race, and the Public Intellectual
[3,470 words, posted january 5, 2000]

Paul Erickson, Help or Hindrance?
The History of the Book and Electronic Media

[6,204 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Lloyd Etheredge, What's Next: The Intellectual Legacy of Ithiel de Sola Pool  
[5,876 words,  posted july 25, 1997]

Virginia Eubanks, The Mythography of the "New" Frontier
[4,577 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Oz Frankel, Potholes on the Information Superhighway:
Congress as a Publisher in the 19th Century

[3,535 words,  posted october 31, 1999]

Maureen Furniss, Motion Capture
[3,371 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Ursula Ganz-Blättler, Shareware or Prestigious Privilege?
Television Fans as Knowledge Brokers

[8,313 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Lisa Gitelman, How Users Define New Media:
A History of the Amusement Phonograph

[6,663 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Alison Griffiths, Media Technology and Museum Display:
A Century of Accommodation and Conflict

[5,914 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Lawrence Grossman, Changing Conceptions of Democracy
[303 words, posted june 4, 1998]

Christopher Harper, Journalism in a Digital Age
[5,026 words, posted may 17, 1998]

John Hartley, The Frequencies of Public Writing:
Tomb, Tome and Time as Technologies of the Public

[8,625 words,  posted february 17, 2000]

Robert Huesca and Brenda Dervin, Hypertext and Journalism:
Audiences Respond to Competing News Narratives

[10,013 words,  posted october 31, 1999]

Ellen Hume, Resource Journalism: A New Model for News
[4,192 words, posted may 17, 1998]

Shelley Jackson, Stitch Bitch: The Patchwork Girl
[5,707 words, posted:  november 4, 1997]

Andrew Jakubowicz, Discourses of the Social:
Making Multicultural Australia - A Multimedia Documentary

[6,443 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Henry Jenkins, Congressional Testimony on Media Violence
[16,204 words, posted june 16, 1999]

Henry Jenkins, Contacting the Past: Early Radio and the Digital Revolution
[1,482 words, posted december 3, 1997]

Henry Jenkins, From Home[r] to the Holodeck: New Media and the Humanities
[9,026 words, posted december 6, 1998]

Henry Jenkins, Media and Imagination: A Short History of American Science Fiction
[853 words, posted july 7, 1997]

Michael Joyce, Forms of Future
[5,357 words, posted:  november 5, 1997]

Tom Kemper, Instant Re-Players - From Sports Fans to Video Game Players: A Cognitive History
[3,569 words, posted:  february 1, 2000]

Matthew Kirschenbaum, The Other End of Print: David Carson,
Graphic Design, and the Aesthetics of Media

[3,148 words,  posted january 25, 2000]

Andreas Kitzmann, Watching the Web Watch Me:
Explorations of the Domestic Web Cam

[4,812 words,  posted october 31, 1999]

Alan Lightman, The Role of the Public Intellectual
[1,856 words, posted january 5, 2000]

Ira Magaziner, Democracy and Cyberspace: First Principles
[7,457 words, posted september 3, 1998]

Jerome McGann, Imagining What You Don't Know:
The Theoretical Goals of The Rossetti Archive

[7,713 words, posted:  april 11, 1998]

William Mitchell, Homer to Home-Page: Designing Digital Books
[5,824 words, posted:  april 11, 1998]

Lloyd Morrisett, Habits of Mind and a New Technology of Freedom
[5484 words,  posted july 20, 1997]

Lloyd Morrisett, Technologies of Freedom?
[4,331 words, posted may 17, 1998]

Priscilla Coit Murphy, Books Are Dead, Long Live Books
[4,395 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Angela Ndalianis, Architectures of Vision: Neo-Baroque
Optical Regimes and Contemporary Entertainment Media

[6,134 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Mark Pesce, Magic Mirror: The Novel as a
Software Development Platform

[4,911 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Steven Pinker, Some Remarks on Becoming a "Public Intellectual"
[1,590 words, posted january 5, 2000]

Jeffrey Ruoff, Around the World in Eighty Minutes:
The Travel Lecture Film

[7,092 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Nicholas Sammond, See You Real Soon:
Imagining the Child in Disney's Cold-War Natural Order

[6,612 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Michael Schudson, Changing Concepts of Democracy
[3,903 words, posted June 4, 1998]

Doug Schuler, Reports of the Close Relationship Between
Democracy and the Internet May Have Been Exaggerated

[4,444 words, posted may 17, 1998]

David Sholle, What is Information?
The Flow of Bits and the Control of Chaos

[7,904 words,  posted october 31, 1999]

Bob Stepno, Happy Valley and Beyond:
Establishing Local Identity for Online News

[3,371 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

J. Michael Straczynski, What the Networks Don't Know About Science Fiction
[6,410 words, posted january 14, 1999]

David Thorburn, "This market, this bazaar of life":
Markets Imagined and Remembered

[1,225 words, posted december 6, 1998]

David Thorburn, Web of Paradox
[1,392 words, posted january 8, 1999]

Trish Travis, Ideas and Commodities:
The Image of the Book

[2,819 words,  posted october 31, 1999]

John Unsworth, Documenting the Reinvention of Text:
The Importance of Imperfection, Doubt, and Failure

[4,345 words, posted:  april 11, 1998]

Cristina Venegas, Will the Internet Spoil Fidel Castro's Cuba?
[4,192 words,  posted october 31, 1999]

Ingrid Volkmer, International Communication Theory in Transition:
Parameters of the New Global Public Sphere

[2,396 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Ingrid Volkmer, Journalism in Cyberspace: An International Perspective
[3,224 words, posted december 12, 1999]

Peter Walsh, That Withered Paradigm:
The Web, the Expert, and the Information Hegemony

[3,352 words,  posted october 31, 1999]

David Winston, Digital Democracy and the New Age of Reason
[4,234 words, posted may 27, 1998]