Making New Media

Creative Production and Digital Literacies

by Andrew Burn (Author)
©2009 Textbook VIII, 170 Pages


Making New Media offers a series of case studies from the author’s work with students and teachers from the mid-90s to the present day, charting the dramatic rise of new media in schools. Work across a wide range of media is presented: computer animation, digital video and film, computer games and machinima. The author tackles the vital contemporary themes of literacy and creativity, making an innovative argument for the combination of traditions of social semiotics and cultural studies in the study of literacy and new media. This volume should be read by every undergraduate and graduate student, as well as any faculty member, involved with or interested in any aspect of new media.


VIII, 170
ISBN (Hardcover)
ISBN (Softcover)
Media education Literacy New media Semiotics Cultural theory Neue Medien
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2009. VIII, 170 pp., num. ill.

Biographical notes

Andrew Burn (Author)

The Author: Andrew Burn (M.A. Oxford, M.A. London, Ph.D. London) is Reader in Education and New Media at the London Knowledge Lab, in the Institute of Education, University of London. He is Assistant Director of the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media. Before working in higher education, he was for many years a teacher of English, media and drama in secondary schools in England. He directed the media programme in the first specialist media arts school in the U.K., Parkside Community College in Cambridge.


Title: Making New Media