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August 14, 2019: New Media

New media are the different technologies that we rely on to communicate. It is digital and can reach a vast amount of people in a short time. For instance, our computers are especially important to type our essays, get assignments, and also edit for class. So, instead of writing the essays by hand or going to class for the assignments, new forms of media helps us to get information quicker and is convenient for those who cannot physically be there. It is an easier way to send and receive information. From one technology to the next, new media gives us the opportunity to communicate from where ever we are. It promotes creativity with its features by giving its users many options to form new ideas and bring them to life. It is easy to access as well


August 25, 2019: Defining New Media

In the article New Media, the contrast between new media and old media caught my attention the most. It discusses its impact on the media industries and their differences. I have never thought about how controlled the old forms of media were. Producers had a lot of power over consumers because the media content that they were producing could not be changed or copied as mentioned in the article. There were not many options for consumers because there is usually just one form of that product. With new media, it is possible to see different versions of an original product. It includes the ideas and the creativity of the consumers. [1]

The major part of the conversation on the introduction of new media into our society tends to focus a lot on the digital aspect and its convenience. New Media from Borges to HTML discuss the historical aspect of its transition into everyday life. I have learned about how European countries were skeptical about bringing new technologies into their countries. [2]In contrast, the United States found it easier to try new technologies and incorporate them into its society without hesitation. In doing so, new forms of media, such as the internet was common to Americans. [2]Another interesting aspect that I have learned is how the art world in the United States was not supportive of new media art, such as festivals and installations as it was the opposite of the new media society. Since most European countries have had major success in new media art, the United States has started to pay more attention to its benefits by incorporating it into schools and offering programs for new media career pathways. [2] As a new media and communication major, it was interesting to read about the history of new media and how it became a part of our world.

References

  1. Lucas, Gerald. "New Media". Gerald R. Lucas.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Manovich, Lev (2003). "New Media from Borges to HTML" (PDF). The MIT Press: 1/29.