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Video Revolutions: On the History of a Medium

Michael Z. Newman


Since the days of early television, video has been an indispensable part of culture, society, and moving-image media industries. Over the decades, it has been an avant-garde artistic medium, a high-tech consumer gadget, a format for watching movies at home, a force for democracy, and the ultimate, ubiquitous means of documenting reality. In the twenty-first century, video is the name we give all kinds of moving images. We know it as an adaptable medium that bridges analog and digital, amateur and professional, broadcasting and recording, television and cinema, art and commercial culture, and o ... More

Keywords: video, television, moving-image media, cinema, film, movies, cultural status

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231169516
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231169516.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Z. Newman, author