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Finding Augusta: Habits of Mobility and Governance in the Digital Era
by Heidi Rae Cooley
Dartmouth College Press, 2014
eISBN: 978-1-61168-523-7 | Cloth: 978-1-61168-521-3 | Paper: 978-1-61168-522-0
Library of Congress Classification BF637.C45C686 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 303.4833

Winner of the 2015 Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Finding Augusta breaks new ground, revising how media studies interpret the relationship between our bodies and technology. This is a challenging exploration of how, for both good and ill, the sudden ubiquity of mobile devices, GPS systems, haptic technologies, and other forms of media alter individuals’ experience of their bodies and shape the social collective. The author succeeds in problematizing the most salient fact of contemporary mobile media technologies, namely, that they have become, like highways and plumbing, an infrastructure that regulates habit. Audacious in its originality, Finding Augusta will be of great interest to art and media scholars alike.

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