Wi:Journal of Mobile Media announces the release of the latest issue “New Media and the Imagination of the Future”.
Predictions and forecasts of the future of digital media are usually presented as ‘innocent’ and unbiased. In contrast, “New Media and the Imagination of the Future” aims to examine digital media as cultural constructs that are embedded in political, social, cultural, and ideological frames. Through critical analyses of case studies and theoretical viewpoints, contributors to this issue interrogate how predictions about the future of mobile and digital technologies inform their representation and acceptance in the public sphere. The issue therefore proposes to account for more serious considerations of what our claims and visions about the future tend to be.
Read the full issue at http://wi.mobilities.ca/category/2014-vol-8-no-2-future-media/