The Mediated Mind

The Mediated Mind Epub The Mediated Mind Author Susan Zieger How Did We Arrive At Our Contemporary Consumer Media Economy Why Are We Now Fixated On Screens, Imbibing Information That Constantly Expires, And Longing For Direct Or Authentic Kinds Of Experience The Mediated Mind Answers These Questions By Revisiting A Previous Media Revolution, The Nineteenth Century Explosion Of Mass Print Like Our Own Smartphone Screens, Printed Paper And Imprinted Objects Touched The Most Intimate Regions Of Nineteenth Century Life The Rise Of This Printed Ephemera, And Its New Information Economy, Generated Modern Consumer Experiences Such As Voracious Collecting And Curating, Fantasies Of Disembodied Mental Travel, And Information Addiction Susan Zieger Demonstrates How The Nineteenth Century Established Affective, Psychological, Social, And Cultural Habits Of Media Consumption That We Still Experience, Even As Pixels Supersede Paper Revealing The History Of Our Own Moment, The Mediated Mind Challenges The Commonplace Assumption That Our Own New Media Lack A Past, Or That Our Own Experiences Are Unprecedented.

  • 2.1
  • 102
  • 14 November 2017
  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • 9780823279821
  • The Mediated Mind
  • Susan Zieger

15 thoughts on “The Mediated Mind

  1. David Wineberg says:

    It s hard to tell from the title, but The Mediated Mind looks at print in the 1800s as we look at the internet now as a disruptor In Susan Zieger s view, mediated means affected by external media, and therefore tainted or at least transforming in some ways It s an interesting angle, but not particularly well executed.Zieger divides her book into chapters that wrap around a print vehicle One focuses on ink and what writers had to say about it And Rorschach tests Another dwells on Sherlock Holmes and his vices of smoking, cocaine, and reading And how he made them all acceptable, if not fashionable There s Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray, and a discourse on cigarette cards, which were used to stiffen the package, but ended up being printed up with all kinds of trivia Temperance tracts is a long examination of the movement and some of its star performers There s the novel Peter Ibbetson, which is apparently responsible for the idea that one s whole life flashes just before death, and therefore that all memories are stored in complete accuracy It is mass printings that enable such things, is the point, I guess For Dorian Gray, Zieger says It answers a century long cultural question H...

  2. Annie says:

    Originally published on my blog Nonstop Reader The Mediated Mind is an academic treatise on the interrelationships between media and society and how it affects and drives consumerism The book specifically deals with the impact of printed media and ephemera cheap printed media such as magazines, cigarette cards, etc from the 19th century onward and postulates a direct link between the early mass print market and today.Two details going into the review My grandfather was a Polish Jew who came to the USA without prior working knowledge of English He learnt English by reading comic books, and inculcated the same love of comic books in my father I am, thus, a third generation comic book and general ephemera nerd I am also a keen fan of sociology and the impact of media I am especially interested in how control and spin in the media relates to resistance or passivity in our society.I remember asking my grandfather over and over and over how the holocaust could possibly have happened His answer was that nobody knew what was going on, and that demanding to know was very dangerous The control of information was critical to controlling the population Anyhow, the point is that this book examines the direct line between printed media and society and extrapolates to our current day daily media overload and how it affects our own collective psyche.This book was emphatically not an ...

  3. Kristine says:

    The Mediated Mind by Susan Zieger is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late April.I had come in thinking that this book was about alternatives to incarceration, but, no, it s about the consumption and production of media and advertisements like books, collectible cigarette cards, sobriety medals, and Rorschac...

  4. Annarella says:

    An interesting subject for a well written books full of interesting facts and information It is a very good book if you don t know a lot about the subject.Entertaing and informational.Many thanks to Netgalley and Fordham University Press

  5. Sandi says:

    The Mediate Mind was not really my type of book Although I enjoyed the subjects covered, I found that the way the facts were told was boring like an encyclopedia when just read straight through I would have...

  6. Mills College Library says:

    302.232 Z661 2018

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