The tablet book

Bassett, Caroline, Burns, Ryan, Glasson, Russell and O'Riordan, Kate, eds. (2015) The tablet book. REFRAME Books, Falmer. ISBN 9780993199615

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Abstract

In 2013, 43% of the US population and 30% of the UK population owned a tablet of some kind. At the same time, marketing reports indicated that tablets would take over from desktop computers and laptops. Multiple reports in the technology press used the tag line ‘the year of the tablet’.
It was in this context, on 10th April 2013, that the editors of the volume published here hosted ‘The Tablet Symposium’ at the University of Sussex, UK. The symposium aimed to examine questions about the take up of tablets, readers and iPads across many walks of life, including academic, artistic, pedagogical, medical, corporate, activist and everyday contexts, and to create a space of dialogue, discussion and research community across these areas.
The Tablet Book builds on that event, gathering further research and commentary to mobilise a range of perspectives and approaches in thinking about and understanding the tablet computer. It is published by REFRAME Books in open access e-book formats both as a collection and as individual chapters.

Item Type: Edited Book
Keywords: tablet computing, media studies, Science and technology studies
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Humanities Lab
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General) > B0790 Modern (1450/1660-) > B0808 Special topics and schools of philosophy
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P0087 Communication. Mass media
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR0001 Literary history and criticism
T Technology > T Technology (General)
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Depositing User: Kate O'Riordan
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2015 10:38
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2017 20:13
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/53598

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