Toward a pervasive communication environment perspective

  • Ted M. Coopman San José State University
Keywords: communication imperative, media, computer mediate communication

Abstract

In a world where pervasive communication technologies facilitate an increasing percentage of human interaction, the traditional dichotomy between face-to-face and mediated communication (especially computer mediated communication) obscures more than it illuminates. This has impacts for both teaching and research. To address this, I propose a holistic approach: Pervasive Communication Environment Perspective (PCE). Represented as a graphic model, PCE illustrates the circular flow of information and communication across mediums, channels, and individuals. This provides a conceptual tool with practical applications for teaching as well as research.

Author Biography

Ted M. Coopman, San José State University
Ted M. Coopman (Ph.D. Communication, University of Washington, 2008) is a lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies and the Department of Television, Radio, Film, and Theatre at San José State University, San José, Calif.
Published
2008-12-28
How to Cite
Coopman, T. M. (2008). Toward a pervasive communication environment perspective. First Monday, 14(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v14i1.2277