Connected Viewing Anthology

Connected Viewing brings together twelve original essays that critically engage with the socially-networked, multi-platform, and cloud-based world of today, examining the connected viewing phenomenon across television, film, video games, and social media.

Collectively, the chapters offer a wide-ranging analysis of shifting business models, policy matters, technological infrastructure, new forms of user engagement, and other key trends affecting screen media in the digital era. Connected Viewing contextualizes the dramatic transformations taking place across both media industries and national contexts, and offers students and scholars alike a diverse set of methods and perspectives for studying this critical moment in media culture.

Table of Contents

Regulating Connected Viewing: Media Pipelines and Cloud Policy, by Jennifer Holt

Second-Screen Theory: From the Democratic Surround to the Digital Enclosure, by Hye Jin Lee and Mark Andrejevic

Windows into the Digital World: Distributor Strategies and Consumer Choice in an Era of Connected Viewing, by Elissa Nelson

The Personal Media Collection in an Era of Connected Viewing, by Gregory Steirer

Beyond Piracy: Understanding Digital Markets, by Patrick Vonderau

Transparent Intermediaries: Building the Infrastructures of Connected Viewing, by Joshua Braun

American Media and China’s Blended Public Sphere, by Aynne Kokas

Online Distribution of Film and Television in the UK: Behavior, Taste and Value, by Elizabeth Evans and Paul McDonald

Connected Viewing, Connected Capital: Fostering Gameplay Across Screens, by Matthew Thomas Payne

Connected Viewing on the Second Screen: The Limitations of the Living Room, by Ethan Tussey

Streaming U: College Students and Connected Viewing, by Chuck Tryon and Max Dawson

The Contours of On-Demand Viewing, by Sharon Strover and William Moner

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