Today, information is exchanged across an expanding spectrum, from divergent sources, in a multiplicity of applications. This new theory of transmission extends its vision beyond the boundaries of television to the still-shifting territories of interactive media. The chapters in Transmission investigate the impact of video and interactivity and virtual reality on the social, cultural, and economic environment of television. Comparing the recent past with the present–and the immediate future–this groundbreaking work examines aesthetic values as they are shaped by gender, race, and class issues. Since video looks at how television (mis)represents culture, Transmission examines the effects of communication tools and technologies on its participating constituents. An important volume for any scholar or student in the areas of media studies, mass communication, cultural studies, or popular culture.

The Aboriginal Invention of Television in Central Australia 1982–1986

The Aboriginal Invention of Television in Central Australia 1982–1986

The aboriginal invention of television in central Australia 1982–1986

Television at Yuendumu

The satellite was a threat to the Aboriginals, but now we have our own TV and video, we can put our things on too. We can fight fire with fire. … We could have been watching ABC News all the time and nothing of our own culture. … We like to watch our own things on the video. Now that we've got our own equipment we're able to do this ourself instead of Europeans doing it for us. Europeans only show what they want to show, not what we want to show.

Kurt Japanangka Granites (from Yuendumu Sampler, Yuendumu Video, 1984)

This is a descriptive history of the ...

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