intro to digital media studies - reading response 7 http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/taxonomy/term/184/0 en Remediated Struggle for Essence http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/278 <p>Bolter and Grusin's understanding of new media as caught between the immediacy/hypermediacy dichotomy brings the essence of media to a tension. Each mediated environment is immediate, fostering "in the viewer a sense of presence: the viewer should forget that she is in fact wearing a computer interface" (5). Simultaneously, hypermediacy, which "offers a heterogeneous space, in which representation is conceived of not as a window on to the world, but rather as 'windowed' itself" (17) is unavoidable.</p> <p><a href="http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/278">read more</a></p> http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/278#comments Bolter and Grusin Heidegger reading response 7 The Origin of the Work of Art Mon, 07 Apr 2008 11:05:40 +0000 the_BIG_sleep 278 at http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008 Reading Response 7: Remediation http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/201 <p>Jay David Bolter, and Richard Grusin mention an idea from a movie, "the wire".<br /> <blockquote>"If the ultimate purpose of media is indeed to transfer sense experiences from one person to another, the wire threatens to make all media obsolete."</p></blockquote> <p><a href="http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/201">read more</a></p> http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/201#comments reading response 7 remediation thatpitzerguy Mon, 10 Mar 2008 14:47:44 +0000 thatpitzerguy 201 at http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008 Immediacy http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/199 <p> In <i>Introduction: The Double Logic of Remediation</i>, J. David Bolter and Richard Grusin make some very interesting points about our need for immediacy in today's society. For example, one point they make is that "To fulfill our apparently insatiable desire for immediacy, 'live' point-of-view television programs show viewers what it is like to accompany a police officer on a dangerous raid or to be a skydiver or a race car driver hurtling through space" (Introduction, page 6). This makes me think of the television show Big Brother.</p> <p><a href="http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/199">read more</a></p> http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/199#comments reading response 7 Mon, 10 Mar 2008 08:46:59 +0000 knavery 199 at http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008 Remediation http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/195 <p>Remediation was an interesting read because it brought up many topics that we have discussed through out the semester. On the issue of virtual reality and if it will overcome the medium barrier, it was stated that "their view is that virtual reality (or digital technology in general) completes and overcomes the history of media (24)". I thought that this was an interesting point of view to have.</p> <p><a href="http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/195">read more</a></p> http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/195#comments reading response 7 Mon, 10 Mar 2008 06:57:40 +0000 Zoe3 195 at http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008 Mediacy http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/194 <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/194">read more</a></p> http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/194#comments reading response 7 Mon, 10 Mar 2008 06:48:49 +0000 Cass89 194 at http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008 Hypermediacy http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/192 <p>In this weeks reading, we discussed the chapter out of the book Remediation : understanding New Media by Jay Bolter and Richard Grusin. This chapter disucusses the most key elements of new media which are immediacy, hypermediacy, and remediation. These concepts represent the immersment of the user in their selected form of media. I find it interesting that these words represent the furthering of immersment within a selected medium.</p> <p><a href="http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/192">read more</a></p> http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/192#comments reading response 7 Mon, 10 Mar 2008 05:12:14 +0000 arianaib714 192 at http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008 Not much to say http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/191 <p>I don't have much to say this week. I feel that discussing immediacy, hypermediacy, and remediation is something that has existed since media has been around. For the most part, I think that it is just an observation in that by studying it we can no better judge if it is a good or bad thing. These are just the effects of progress.</p> http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/191#comments reading response 7 Mon, 10 Mar 2008 03:23:53 +0000 student01 191 at http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008 Alternate Reality? http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/189 <p>What is our society coming to when a man would rather fully immerse himself in an alternate reality family, than his actual family?</p> <p><a href="http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/189">read more</a></p> http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/189#comments reading response 7 Mon, 10 Mar 2008 03:02:31 +0000 Rusty 189 at http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008 Immediacy and Remediation http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/187 <p>In the first chapter of their book Remediation: Understanding New Media, Jay Bolter and Richard Grusin do a good job of outlining three of the most key elements of media: immediacy, hypermediacy, and remediation. These elements are not something new that have appeared with the advent of new media but instead have been around as long as there has been any kind of media. The new technologies of today are creating an interesting way for these terms to be defined and represented in our forms of new media.</p> <p><a href="http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/187">read more</a></p> http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008/node/187#comments reading response 7 Mon, 10 Mar 2008 01:54:32 +0000 Towelie 187 at http://machines.kfitz.info/51-2008