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Redefining the Digital Dialectic: The Dialectics of User-Generated Media

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dc.contributor.author Youmans, Kristin
dc.creator Youmans, Kristin
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-18T18:53:41Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-18T18:53:41Z
dc.date.issued 2007-12-18T18:53:41Z
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/2941
dc.description.abstract This thesis redefines a dialectical model that is appropriate for today’s contemporary technological context, specifically based on the introduction of user-generated technologies. In the chapter titled “Dialectic Through History” I describe the history of dialectic up to and including its most recent use in the 1999 essay collection The Digital Dialectic: New Essays on New Media. The following chapter describes the shift from the Industrial Age to the Information Age, as illustrated through the transition from Web 1.0 technologies to Web 2.0, and then illustrates a dialectical model that is based on its historical foundational principles described in Chapter 2 combined with today’s emerging technological, social, and economic contexts. The next chapter lists current day examples of today’s dialectical oppositions between the social and economic principles founded in the Industrial Age versus those emerging during the Information Age. I then conclude by discussing the possibilities for the future of dialectic as related to Web 3.0.
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Dialectic en_US
dc.subject User-Generated en_US
dc.subject Media en_US
dc.subject Digital en_US
dc.subject Wiki en_US
dc.subject Blogs en_US
dc.title Redefining the Digital Dialectic: The Dialectics of User-Generated Media en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in English en
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline English en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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