Sherman Young is a Senior Lecturer in the Media Department at Macquarie University, where he teaches new media theory and production. His research focus is on the cultural impact of the new media technologies. He is the author of The Book is Dead, Long Live the Book (UNSW Press 2007) In addition to chronicling the death of the (printed) book, his current projects include explorations of the death of television, and the music industry. Before becoming an academic, Sherman owned a new media production company which produced multimedia products for corporate types - and book publishing companies.
FeatureThe move from analog distribution to online digital delivery is common in the contemporary mediascape. Music is in the midst of an ipod driven paradigm shift (Levy), television and movie delivery is being reconfigured (Johnson), and newspaper and magazines are confronting the reality of the world wide web and what it means for business models and ideas of...Read more