What is it about?
The article examines how people working with Photoshop have defined and debated what it means to be a user of the application through an analysis of reviews published in magazines and on online forums.
Why is it important?
Its theoretical contribution is that it applies mediation theory to the study of application software in a way that highlights its social and material dimensions. Its methodological contribution is that it studies software reviews, something that few scholars in the field have done.
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This page is a summary of: Reviewing photoshop, Convergence The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, August 2014, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1354856514545711.
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