Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Making New Media: Creative Production and Digital Literacies

Almost a case of another day another title in the New Literacies series. Today we heard from our colleague Andrew Burn in London that his book, Making New Media: Creative Production and Digital Literacies is out.

Readers who are familiar with Andrew's work will know exactly what to expect -- an interesting and accessible book that achieves an impressive balance of theory and practice, description and analysis, and that is loaded with rich examples that ground the book in ways we can readily identify with.

"Making New Media offers a series of case studies from the author's work with students and teachers from the mid-90s to the present day, charting the dramatic rise of new media in schools. Work across a wide range of media is presented: computer animation, digital video and film, computer games and machinima. The author tackles the vital contemporary themes of literacy and creativity, making an innovative argument for the combination of traditions of social semiotics and cultural studies in the study of literacy and new media. This volume should be read by every undergraduate and graduate student, as well as any faculty member, involved with or interested in any aspect of new media".

Congratulations, Andrew. We enjoyed watching this book evolve and are thrilled that it is out and about.

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