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Television Amongst Friends: Medium, Art, Media

Cardwell, Sarah E. F. (2014) Television Amongst Friends: Medium, Art, Media. Critical Studies in Television, 9 (3). pp. 6-21. ISSN 1749-6020. E-ISSN 1749-6039. (doi:10.7227/CST.9.3.2) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:51443)

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Abstract

From the perspective of analytic philosophical aesthetics, this paper disputes the commonplace practice of referring to television as a ‘medium’. It proposes instead that television be regarded as an art composed of many media. Individual works employ various media available to television and also to other arts. The paper evaluates the usefulness of these distinctions for our conceptual understanding of television, appraisal of television works and appreciation of television in relation to other arts. Via its reconfiguration of ‘medium/media’, it challenges narrowly contemporary notions of the televisual, positing a more historicised model and situating television alongside other arts - amongst friends.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.7227/CST.9.3.2
Uncontrolled keywords: television; televisual; medium; media; art; aesthetics;
Subjects: N Visual Arts > N Visual arts (General). For photography, see TR
N Visual Arts > NX Arts in general
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Sarah Cardwell
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2016 15:01 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 10:59 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/51443 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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