Manipulable-Digital information is easily changeable and adaptable, at all stages of creation, storage, delivery and use
Networkable-Digital information can be shared and exchanged among large numbers of users simultaneously, and across enormous distances
Dense-Very large amounts of digital information can be stored in small physical spaces or networks servers.
Compressible-The amount of capacity that digital information takes up on any network can be reduced dramatically through compression, and decompressed when needed.
Impartial-Digital information carried across networks is indifferent to what forms it represents, who owns or created them, or how they are used
Digitisation-Diverse forms of info, including text, sound, image and voice are encoded in a single code
What Exactly Is New Media?
I thought these pictures were a good example of new media.
Images found on http://www.flickr.com/photos/26042288@N00/4035712619/
Is new media really new because new media is coming out every day?
Example DVD newer than tapes
Downloading music is not new media because it changes form but because it changes means of distributing music and storage.
Any approach to new media has to take three approaches:
- Devices that enable us to extend our ability to communicate
- Communications activities we engage in to develop and use devices
- Social arrangements that form around the devices
Picture found on http://www.flickr.com/photos/anonymous9000/4281777022/sizes/q/
The Internet represents the newest, most widely discussed, and most significant manifestation of new media.
World Wide Web 1990’s
The users of the internet are steady rising
Four features of the Internet
- Colorful images, the music and audio
- Search engines like Microsoft Explorer
- Writing source code for the World Wide Web
Internet is the fastest growing medium ever recorded
Networks and Networking
Photo found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyberhades/5486028505/sizes/q/
Examples of networks are broadband cable or ISDN
“What’s New About New Media” was very interesting to me. One reason is because the author asks the question what is new media. I like that question because I ask myself that sometimes as well. For instance, if the new IPhone comes out in June and another version of the IPhone comes out in August. Is the IPhone that came out in June considered old because another version has come out? Also, in the article it talks about the internet and how much people use it and how the internet came to be what it is today.
Crew, Terry. New Media An Introduction. Oxford UP, Oxford 2005. Print