intro to digital media studies - reading response 6 http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/taxonomy/term/160/0 en Immediacy, Hypermediacy, and Remediation http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/186 <p>I found several interesting points within Jay Bolter and and Richard Grusin's article "Remediation - Understanding New Media." In the introduction, bolter and Grusin explain the difference between Immediacy and Hypermediacy, and how these two concepts have contributed to the evolution of digital media. Bolter and Grusin argue that there is a slight paradox in digital media, in which the development of digital media has focused on increasing both immediacy and hypermediacy.</p> <p><a href="http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/186">read more</a></p> http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/186#comments reading response 6 Sun, 09 Mar 2008 23:08:45 +0000 bspring3 186 at http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008 understand computers now, i beg of you! http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/174 <p><img src="http://static.flickr.com/53/197776899_0728d35216.jpg"></p> <p><a href="http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/174">read more</a></p> http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/174#comments reading response 6 Mon, 03 Mar 2008 09:25:51 +0000 imanpod 174 at http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008 Williams http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/169 <p>"What is interesting throughout is that a number of complex and related fields, these systems of mobility and transfer in production and communication, whether in mechanical and electric transport, or in telegraphy, photography, motion pictures, radio and television, were at once incentives and responses within a phase of general social transformation."</p> <p><a href="http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/169">read more</a></p> http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/169#comments reading response 6 Mon, 03 Mar 2008 07:54:18 +0000 Zoe3 169 at http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008 Just a little bit of my midterm project http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/166 <p>I don't feel like it would be necessary to write another reading response when part of my midterm project deals with some of the reading from last week. So here is an exert from my project:</p> <p><a href="http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/166">read more</a></p> http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/166#comments reading response 6 Mon, 03 Mar 2008 07:22:55 +0000 student01 166 at http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008 Access http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/165 <p>McLuhan argues that it is not the medium but our access to medium that is important as a point to analyze and experience new media. What is so revolutionary is not the media itself but just the fact that people can widely use a given form of digital media. I think more compelling than this recent availability which unquestionably has changed the way people experience the world is that we want this access.</p> <p><a href="http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/165">read more</a></p> http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/165#comments reading response 6 Mon, 03 Mar 2008 06:53:33 +0000 chunkymonkey89 165 at http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008 Socialized Media http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/158 <p>For the readings this week, I would like to focus on two in particular, the Enzensberger essay "Constituents of a Theory of the New Media" and in rebuttal the Baudrillard essay "Requiem for the New Media." In these two essays both authors discuss the same subject matter, the possibility of socialization in media. Enzensberger's view is that society will take over media, making it more truthful. Baudrillard, on the other hand, argues against Enzensberger, saying such a socialized media is impossible.</p> <p><a href="http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/158">read more</a></p> http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/158#comments reading response 6 Mon, 03 Mar 2008 04:13:54 +0000 Rusty 158 at http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008 skip http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/156 <p>I am skipping this week's response "with impunity" in order to work on my midterm project.</p> http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/156#comments reading response 6 Mon, 03 Mar 2008 01:10:23 +0000 knavery 156 at http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008 fantics and manipulators http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/154 <p>In the excerpt from Theodor H. Nelson's Computer Lib / Dream Machines, the focus is on designing new media that the computer will inspire. Nelson stresses the importance of fantics, which is "the art and science of getting ideas across, both emotionally and cognitively" (319). Instead of merely presenting information on a computer screen just to show the facts, we should format it in a way that would tie them together. Nelson gives the example of an array of student-control buttons that are arranged in a set format (324).</p> <p><a href="http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/154">read more</a></p> http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/154#comments reading response 6 Mon, 03 Mar 2008 00:43:27 +0000 miscellaneous 154 at http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008 reading response 6 http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/147 <p>The two essays by McLuhan had every body kind of lost as to what he was saying, especially due to his unique and 'radical' approach. In 'The Galaxy reconfigured' McLuhan viewed new technologies as mere extensions of our physical abilities. He strongly felt that by blindly accepting new and innovative technologies we would consequently have our society become reliant on these advancements in order to function.</p> <p><a href="http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/147">read more</a></p> http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/147#comments reading response 6 Wed, 27 Feb 2008 05:35:51 +0000 bungbang 147 at http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008