The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities examines previously overlooked intersections between media studies and digital humanities and highlights how these intersections usually happen beyond text. It proposes methodologies that emphasize handling physical objects, prototyping, interaction, hacking, and programming.
My role: With the editor, I conceptualized, sketched, and proposed various cover photo options. I prepared and organized photoshoots, created cover mock-ups, worked on layout with Routledge’s designers, and prepared the final cover photograph for print.
The goal: I wanted to draw attention to the connection between textual, two-dimensional materials and tangible materials that can be taken apart, modified, and reassembled. I also wanted the telephone parts to extend off the edge of the photograph to draw attention to the book’s assertion that research happens “off the page.”
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group published 8,000 hardcover copies of The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities in 2018.