Goodbye Hypermedia, Welcome Interactive Media

This piece of news someone might have missed during the summer vacation period: the official name of new media studies will no longer be ‘hypermedia’ (despite the honorable tradition of the term, leading back to 1960s), but ‘interactive media’. There is a new discipline called Information Studies and Interactive Media in our university, where it is possible to specialize e.g. in game studies, social media or other fields of digital media research, starting from BA level, leading through research-oriented master’s degree, up to postgraduate studies and PhD. A Finnish language news page on this is here: http://www.uta.fi/ajankohtaista/yliopistouutiset/0710/2307a.html.

Author: frans

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, esp. Digital Culture and Game Studies in the University of Tampere, Finland.

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