Digital media in public archaeology

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First paragraph: The twenty years following the mid-1990s witnessed a step change in the communication landscape, which can be summarised under the label of new digital media. In this period, the popularity of the Internet and mobile technologies has become more widespread, and previously distinct media forms have been progressively converging into fewer and ‘newer’ ones (Casey et al. 2008: 57–8; Castells 2010; Castells and Cardoso 2005; Lister et al. 2009: 420; Livingstone and Das 2009). An additional development since the early 2000s has been the shift from a straightforwardly informative World Wide Web to a more dramatically interactive Web 2.0 and 3.0, better equipped to support collaboration (e.g. O’Reilly 2005). This chapter will discuss the transformative roles of new digital media in public archaeology. It will focus on addressing key aspects relating to digital engagement, and thereafter explore possible applications of ‘media-as-data’ (Housley et al. 2014: 7) for public archaeology research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKey Concepts in Public Archaeology
EditorsGabriel Moshenska
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherUCL Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781911576419, 9781911576402
ISBN (Print)9781911576440, 9781911576433
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sept 2017


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