Digital Universe: The Global Telecommunication Revolution

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For the student and general reader, a tour of the digital universe that offers critical observations and new perspectives on human communication and intelligence.

  • Traces the development and diffusion of digital information and communication technologies, providing an analysis of trans-cultural effects among developed and developing nations
  • Provides a balanced analysis of the pros and cons of the adoption and diffusion of digital technologies
  • Explores privacy, censorship, the digital divide, online games, and virtual and augmented realities
  • Follows a thematic structure, allowing readers to access the text at any point, based on their interests
  • Accompanying resources provide a wealth of related online content
  • Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

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Digital Universe traces the evolution of digital informationand communication tools used worldwide, from Morse’stelegraph to the emergence of mobile phones as personal computers,and their seismic effects on society. Critical perspectives of thediffusion of these technologies are explored, including the“dark side” of the Internet; privacy, piracy,censorship and the digital divide, as well as the advent of onlinegames, and virtual and augmented realities.

This illuminating text introduces readers to importantinventors, scientists, artists, and critics, offering a uniqueblend of technology, its socio-cultural effects, its history, andthe human face of invention and criticism. This is more than ahow-to book, it is an empowering  tour of the digital universeoffering critical observations and new perspectives on humancommunication and intelligence.

About the Author:

Peter B. Seel is a professor in the Department of Journalism and Technical Communication at Colorado State University, where he teaches new communication technologies, video production, digital photography, and documentary film. Dr. Seel is the co-author of two books and many articles on digital television and new media technologies.

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