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Remediation : Understanding New Media - Jay David Bolter

Remediation

Understanding New Media

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Published: 6th January 2000
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Winner, 2001 Lewis Mumford Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Technics sponsored by the Media Ecology Association (MEA). and Winner, 2001 Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology, sponsored by the Media Ecology Assoication (MEA). Media 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 of aesthetic and cultural principles. In this richly illustrated study, Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin offer a theory of mediation for our digital age that challenges this assumption. They argue that new visual media achieve their cultural significance precisely by paying homage to, rivaling, and refashioning such earlier 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 radio.

The authors do a splendid job of showing precisely how technologies like computer games, digital photography, film television, the Web, and virtual reality all turn on the mutually constructive strategies of generating immediacy and making users hyperaware of the media themselves...The authors lay out a provocative theory of contemporary selfhood, one that draws on and modifies current notions of the 'virtual' and 'networked' human subject. Clearly written and not overly technical, this book will interest general readers, students, and scholars engaged with current trends in technology. * Choice *

Prefacep. viii
Introduction: The Double Logic of Remediationp. 2
Theory
Immediacy, Hypermediacy, and Remediationp. 20
Mediation and Remediationp. 52
Networks of Remediationp. 64
Media
Computer Gamesp. 88
Digital Photographyp. 104
Photorealistic Graphicsp. 114
Digital Artp. 132
Filmp. 146
Virtual Realityp. 160
Mediated Spacesp. 168
Televisionp. 184
The World Wide Webp. 196
Ubiquitous Computingp. 212
Convergencep. 220
Self
The Remediated Selfp. 230
The Virtual Selfp. 242
The Networked Selfp. 256
Conclusionp. 266
Glossaryp. 272
Referencesp. 276
Indexp. 286
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ISBN: 9780262522793
ISBN-10: 0262522799
Series: Remediation
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 6th January 2000
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 17.9  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.5