A publication of
December Communications, Inc.
Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine
ISSN 1076-027X / Volume 4, Number 1 / January 1, 1997
- Editor's Page: What Are We Talking About?
- It's a term in our magazine's name, but what does it mean?
This issue presents perspectives on the
views of the term computer-mediated communication.
|SPECIAL FOCUS: WHAT IS CMC?|
What is CMC? An Overview of Scholarly Definitions
Scholars have been studying
what we know today as
for decades, resulting in
set of terms for a variety
of study areas. Pixy Ferris sorts out
scholarly definitions of CMC and terms
used in CMC application research.
Does CMC Present Individuals with Disabilities Opportunities or Barriers?
- The Internet
can bring significant
Jennifer Gold describes
the opportunities and barriers the
Internet holds for individuals with disabilities.
A Rose by Any Other Name
- Is Computer-Mediated Communication
one entity which performs only one
Peter Murray suggest
not, and applies Wittgenstein's ideas of family resemblances
to provide a useful way to consider the variety of CMC and
the interrelationships of its forms.
Intercultural Computer-Mediated Communication
As online interactions increasingly become intercultural,
how can we focus on
designing computer-mediated communication systems that
show an awareness of international languages and perspectives?
Néstor G. Trillo
explores the role of culture
Notes on Defining of Computer-Mediated Communication
- Viewing computer-mediated
communication merely as the
manipulation of technologies
leads toward a limited, technologically-deterministic
stance. John December
sketches a definition that relies instead
on a human-centered,
contextual, and process-oriented
definition of CMC.
- A reader responds about imagination and hypertext.
Call For Articles: Writing and the World Wide Web
- If this is a new medium, then what about writing for the
Web is new? Our June 1997 issue will look at this and
related questions about communicating on the Web.
Call For Articles: Spirituality and the Net
- The Net has never been about technology only, but how does
the human spirit find a home online? Our March 1997 issue will
look at the issue of spirituality online.
The Last Link: Dreams Engineers Have
Where does the infrastructure
activity end and imagination
that creates the
"space" in cyberspace.
Letters to the editor always welcome: