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Bout postructuralism and psychoanalysis Nevertheless for anyone interested #in technology Remediation is an excellent survey of today s technologies which admittedly are fascinating I recommend this #technology Remediation is an excellent survey of today s technologies which admittedly are fascinating I recommend this but with reservations Enjoy the tour of media but don t buy into the theories therein Though this book is over a decade old now it still does a nice job of situating new media in an historical landscape where the tropes and logic of old media continue to hold sway Bolter Grusin articulate what they call the double logic of remediation that new media at once strives to achieve a sense of transparency or immediacy with regard to its interpolation of sers think of virtual reality as the intessential example of an immersive world wherein you forget the interface of the media altogether and performs the opposite function though the logic of hypermediacy think of how the structure of a website calls your attention to the medium of the screencomputeretc As BG point out remediation the way that new media construct themselves out of the conventions of old media depends on both the simultaneous presence of these seemingly contradictory though actually complementary factors In this way BG succeed in demonstrating what might be truly different about the world of new media that is the way we interact with it demanding an experience that satisfies both our desire for immersiveness as well as our desire to see ourselves as existing outside of the media while also calling attention to the historical and cyclical trajectories of this development At times they may seem to be putting forth a deterministic argument than is necessary but their book really shines at the moments that it provides examples of how media reflect one another across platforms and time periods Further their final section which focuses on how the self is constructed in relation to new media nicely articulates "how all media exists in relationship to the social world Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin argue that all is "all media exists in relationship to the social world Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin argue that all is The book is divided into three parts Part I looks at remediation with respect to literary and cultural theory Part II consists of illustrative chapters showing remediation in various media including the World Wide Web Part III considers the part digital media play in our culture s redefinition of self p14 The key to Bolter and Grusin s argument is that the promise of immediacy that is an authentic experience leads to an awareness of the new medium and thus to hypermediacy acknowledgment of the medium as a medium Of all the new media they suggest that the Internet is the most influential expression of hypermediacy Useful for the concepts of immediacyhypermediacyremediation Too much dichotomy between different technologies camera and programming are techniues just like sing oil and brush However a needed corrective to the modern tech crazy and a new way of looking at things for me Great wealth of examples too. Arlier media as perspective painting photography film and television They call this process of refashioning remediation and they note that earlier media have also refashioned one another photography remediated painting film remediated stage production and photography and television remediated film vaudeville and radi. There are some very interesting ideas presented throughout however some of terminology muddled my initial nderstanding of the nuanced differences between the three main terms of immediacy hypermediacy and remediation In Remediation 1999 Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin theorize remediation what they call a defining characteristic of the new digital media 45 Remediation is the representation of one medium in
ANOTHER 45 AND WORKS UNDER THE DOUBLE LOGIC OF 45 and works nder the double logic of imperatives for immediacy and hypermediacy 5 That is media works to efface its mediated nature while simultaneously becoming hypermediated For Bolter and Grusin the two are mutually dependent 6 Immediacy is a family of beliefs and practices that express themselves differently at various times among various gropes that depends on the belief in some necessary contact point between the medium and what it represents 30 Bolter and Grusin provide interesting and specific examples of remediation through an array of cultural aspects and they do so only after discussing the nature and essence of that remediation The text is helpful yet it seems exploratory than definitive Bolter s Writing Spaces seemed concrete and solid in its conclusions and thinkingAmong helpful perspectives on terms like hypermediacy and transparency I do recall this little gem Remediation is the mediation of mediation Thanks for that Bolter Couldn t have done it without you In Remediation Understanding New Media authors "Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin argue that new media is only new in the way "David Bolter and Richard Grusin argue that new media is only new in the way presents old media They Leaders Eat Last use the terms immediacy hypermediacy and remediation often throughout the book and despite their claim that you don t have to read the book front to back you absolutely have to read the chapter that defines said terms or you ll be very lost The authors take a good section of the book examining various forms of remediation and demonstrating how all new media are doing exactly what their predecessors have done presenting themselves as refashioned and improved versions of other media 14 15 As I read the book I came to realize that all media is just that mediation A painting mediates between reality and the viewer the viewer sees a market or a beach or a dog etc and the painting is merely trying to represent the truth It is trying to be immediate However this does not change the fact that the viewer is not really seeing a market or beach or dog The media is mediating the experience for themTherefore because media has only ever been mediation digital media should not makes feel that we are becoming less connected to reality just because digital media seeks to represent that very reality That is all media has ever tried to do Digital media just does it better than any previous kind whether through immediacy or hypermediacyBolter and Grusin take a very objective voice in the book which I like They don t seek to convince that digital media is good or A new framework for considering how all media constantly borrow from and refashion other mediaMedia critics remain captivated by the modernist myth of the new they assume that digital technologies such as the World Wide Web virtual reality and computer graphics must divorce themselves from earlier media for a new set.