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Art Herbig is assistant professor of media production at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
Andrew F. Herrmann is assistant professor of communication studies at East Tennessee State University.
Adam W. Tyma is associate professor of critical media studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Introduction: The Beginnings: #WeNeedaWord, Adam W. Tyma, Andrew F. Herrmann, and Art Herbig
Chapter 1: I am you and you are we and we are all…me? Understanding Media and/as Context (The Road to Polymediation), Adam W. Tyma
Chapter 2: Polymediation: The Relationship between Self and Media, Michelle Calka
Chapter 3: Rhetoric and Polymediation: Using Fragments to Understand the Relationship between “Text” and Discourse, Art Herbig
Chapter 4: Communicating, Sensemaking and (Dis)Organizing: An Existential Phenomenological Framework for Polymediating, Andrew F. Herrmann
Chapter 5: Ipsedixitism, Ipseity, and Ipsilateral Identity: The Fear of Finding Ourselves in Catfish, Jimmie Manning
Chapter 6: Polyreality, Robert Andrew Dunn
Chapter 7: Hashtagging Feminism: Tetradic Polymediated Activism, Danielle M. Stern and Chelsea Henderson
Chapter 8: Technology as Engagement: How We Learn and Teach while Polymediating the Classroom, Katherine J. Denker, Andrew F. Herrmann, and Michael D. D. Willits
Conclusion: Concluding a Book and Opening a Discourse, Art Herbig, Andrew F. Herrmann, and Adam W. Tyma
Beyond New Media makes a noteworthy contribution to the study of communication and media. It is a conversational, exploratory, and accessible text that offers wise insights into/about contemporary media use. It is an important resource for researchers interested in technology, social media, and interaction, as well as an ideal text to use in courses covering these areas.
— Iowa Journal of Communication
Herbig, Herrmann, Tyma, and their colleagues provide a text that reaches through dualistic and reductivist interpretations of “new” media and into a world of fragmented streams of communication structured by multiple discourses—polymediation. The framework of polymediation provides an overarching perspective to tie together diverse scholarly pursuits. The authors have created a touchstone for both future research and practical applications by providing a deep interrogation of the historical and critical roots of polymedia while maintaining accessibility for the reader. In addition, through the reproduction of mediated conversations between themselves, the authors open up a window into the mundane processes that lead to stimulating theoretical breakthroughs.
— Breanna McEwan, Western Illinois University