Media and emotion: An introduction

Neu im NECSUS Journal Spring 2019: Jens Eder hat zusammen mit Jane Stadler und Julian Hanich eine Themensektion zu #Emotions herausgegeben.

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From movies to emojis, from love letters to flame wars, from shocking television news to immersive video games – emotions are of utmost importance for media production, reception, appropriation, and interaction. They guide the sensory perception and meaning-making of their users; they imprint media experiences into memory; and they contribute to the formation of collective identities, values, and modes of action. Often, emotions are the main motivation for the use of media in the first place, as they form the basis of aesthetic experience, enjoyment, and entertainment. Today, media interfaces and algorithms even observe and influence their users’ emotions. ....