Reimagining Communication: Experience explores the embodied and experiential aspects of media forms across a variety of contemporary platforms, uses, content variations, audiences, and professional roles.

A diverse body of contributions offer a broad range of perspectives on memory, embodiment, time, and more. The volume is organized to reflect a pedagogical approach of carefully laddered and sequenced topics, which supports meaningful, project-based learning in addition to a course’s traditional writing requirements. As the field of Communication Studies has been continuously growing and reaching new horizons, this volume presents a survey of the foundational theoretical and methodological approaches that continue to shape the discipline, synthesizing the complex relationship of communication to forms of experience in a uniquely accessible and engaging way.

This is an essential introductory text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and scholars of communication, media, and interactive technologies, with an interdisciplinary focus and an emphasis on the integration of new technologies.

chapter |4 pages


chapter 1|18 pages

Communication, Perception and Innovation

Seeing the World through Metaphorically Coloured Glasses

chapter 2|15 pages

Audio Experience

chapter 5|17 pages

Prototyping Interaction

Designing Technology for Communication

chapter 6|20 pages

Communicating Affect

Face-to-Face and Online

chapter 7|15 pages

Synchronicity, or Not

On the Temporal Relations between Journalism and Politics

chapter 8|15 pages

Reimagining Memory

Digital Media and a New Polyphony of Memory

chapter 9|17 pages

Virtual Space

Palestinians Negotiate a Lost Homeland in Film

chapter 14|18 pages

From the Ashes of Ubiquity

Selfie Culture as a New Communication Frontier