Communication and Control: Tools, Systems, and New Dimensions advocates a systems view of human communication in a time of intelligent, learning machines. This edited collection sheds new light on things as mundane yet still profoundly consequential (and seemingly low-tech ) as push buttons, pagers, and telemarketing systems. Contributors also investigate aspects of remote control related to education, organizational design, artificial intelligence, cyberwarfare, drones, and even binge-watching on Netflix. In line with a systems view, the collection takes up a media ecological view. This work will be of interest to students, scholars, and researchers in communication, new media, and techlogy.
Robert C. MacDougall is professor of communication and media studies at Curry College.