Cultures in Orbit: Satellites and the Televisual download free [PDF and Ebook] by Lisa Parks

Cultures in Orbit: Satellites and the Televisual download free [PDF and Ebook] by Lisa Parks year 2005
  • Book name: Cultures in Orbit: Satellites and the Televisual
  • Author: Lisa Parks
  • Release date: 2005/12/1
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Reference
  • ISBN: 9780822334972
  • Rating: 8.14 of 10
  • Votes: 746
  • Review by: Baylee Layne
  • Review rating: 8.52 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/22
  • Total pages: 256
  • Includes a PDF summary of 27 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In 1957 Sputnik, the world's first man-made satellite, dazzled people as it zipped around the planet. By the beginning of the twenty-first century, more than eight thousand satellites orbited the Earth, and satellite practices such as live transmission, direct broadcasting, remote sensing, and astronomical observation had altered how we imagined ourselves in relation to others and our planet within the cosmos. In Cultures in Orbit, Lisa Parks analyzes these satellite practices and shows how they have affected meanings of 'the global' and 'the televisual.' Parks suggests that the convergence of broadcast, satellite, and computer technologies necessitates an expanded definition of 'television,' one that encompasses practices of military monitoring and scientific observation as well as commercial entertainment and public broadcasting.Roaming across the disciplines of media studies, geography, and science and technology studies, Parks examines uses of satellites by broadcasters, military officials, archaeologists, and astronomers. She looks at Our World, a live intercontinental television program that reached five hundred million viewers in 1967, and Imparja tv, an Aboriginal satellite tv network in Australia. Turning to satellites' remote-sensing capabilities, she explores the U.S. military's production of satellite images of the war in Bosnia as well as archaeologists' use of satellites in the excavation of Cleopatra's palace in Alexandria, Egypt. Parks's reflections on how Western fantasies of control are implicated in the Hubble telescope's views of outer space point to a broader concern: that while satellite uses promise a 'global village,' they also cut and divide the planet in ways that extend the hegemony of the post-industrial West. In focusing on such contradictions, Parks highlights how satellites cross paths with cultural politics and social struggles.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 15H42M55S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Communication Studies, Aerospace & Aviation Technology, Media Studies, Popular Culture, Impact Of Science & Technology On Society, Television
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 25.10 USD
  • Dimensions: 160.53x240.28x17.02mm
  • Weight: 376g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: North Carolina, United States

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