Mediacy

In this reading we discussed the three important components: Mediacy, hypermediacy and remediation. Each one is very different and has it's own important components.

Mediacy is connecting to technology in a more natural way. It's being in control and using certain parts of your body to almost suppress the electronic aspect. It makes you forget that you're even working with electronic's.
For example: The newest video game consol out is called "wii". With this consol, there's a remote control that's used for movement. For instance, when playing a tennis game, the remote control is the racket and swinging it hits the ball.

Hypermediacy is the recognition of using technology. It could be anything, from using a cell phone to typing on the computer. It's the use of electronic tools to get things done efficiently.

Remediation means to 'mediate again'. When giving a speech, it's sometimes difficult to capture the audience's attention without the use of visuals or examples. Remediation, for example, can be showing clips in a film to get a point across. Definition wise, it means to repair or improve a situation.

Though all of these types of media are different, they all take a part in technology.

The term they use is "immediacy," not mediacy, and it's not at all about "naturalness," but about the ability of the medium to "disappear," so that you feel like you're interacting directly with the content. This response really doesn't feel like it gets at the significance of the text's ideas...