Available book reviews in the upcoming issue (Spring 2022)

We are pleased to announce the following recently published book reviews for the upcoming issue, Volume 57 Number 1:

Information ActivismInformation Activism: A Queer History of Lesbian Media Technologies by Cait McKinney 

Reviewed by aems emswiler 

"Information Activism: A Queer History of Lesbian Media Technologies addresses lesbian-feminist information activism in the US and Canada during the period of transition from paper to digital media technologies from the 1970s to 2010s, and subsequent questions on information abundance."

 

 

The Queer Games Avant-Garde

The Queer Games Avant-Garde: How LGBTQ Game Makers Are Reimagining the Medium of Video Games by Bonnie Ruberg

Reviewed by Daniella Gáti

"How can queer games help reinvent what games can be? This is the leading question of Bonnie Ruberg’s The Queer Games Avant-Garde: How LGBTQ Game Makers Are Reimagining the Medium of Video Games."

 

 

Women's Activism and New Media in the Arab World

Women's Activism and New Media in the Arab World by Ahmed Al-Rawi

Reviewed by Walid Ghali

"Women's Activism and New Media in the Arab World by Ahmed Al-Rawi attempts to map and empirically investigate the role of new media in shaping and facilitating positive change within women's lives in the Arab world."

 


 

Visions of Beirut

Visions of Beirut: The Urban life of Media Infrastructure by Hatem El-Hibri

Reviewed by Aya Jazaierly

"Hatem El-Hibri’s Visions of Beirut takes readers on an intellectual journey through the ways that media infrastructure defines both spaces and their history in cities."

 


 

Cover: A History of Data Visualization and Graphic Communication in HARDCOVER

A History of Data Visualization and Graphic Communication by Michael Friendly and Howard Wainer

Reviewed by Crystal Lee

"Such is this book’s grand ambition: it chronicles the history of graphic communication since the beginning of human language and reflects decades of expertise from the authors who were themselves part of a prominent wave of visualization research."

 


 

The Digital Black Atlantic edited by Roopika Risam and Kelly Baker Josephs

Reviewed by Rachel E. Winston

"In The Digital Black Atlantic, editors Roopika Risam and Kelly Baker Josephs offer the first volume of literature centering Black digital studies."