The Logic of Transparent Immediacy
“Caves” goal was to make the viewer forget that he or she is wearing a computer
Must come close to real life as possible
Virtual reality is one of the most extreme attempts of immediacy
We are in an era where patience has been forgotten and immediately has been adopted. http://kfall008.students.digitalodu.com/?p=16#comment-6
Howard Rheingold says, “That at the heart of virtual reality is an experience which is the experience of being in a virtual world or remote location.”
These two pictures are perfect examples of virtual reality.
Things like images, video chatting and editing photos on a computer are more exciting than just text on a computer screen. (New media vs. Old media)
Immediacy is supposed to make computer interface “natural” rather than random.
The Logic of Hypermediacy
Hypermediacy can be found in different things like for instance a newspaper.
Picture found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/striatic/82540/sizes/s/
Hypermedia CD-ROMS and windowed applications replace one medium with another.
When we click on different things on a computer the new window wins the users attention and in doing so we are replacing the visual space each time. Examples seem to be open tabs on your computer, the words across the screen during a news broadcast informing you what the most breaking event may be, or even notifications on your video game system. http://mblac018.students.digitalodu.com/?p=29#comment-3
Reminded of the media unlike immediacy.
“Many websites are riots of diverse media forms — graphics, digitized photographs, animation and video”. http://www.lglos001.students.digitalodu.com/?p=49 /. Websites are always trying to catch and keep the atention of its users.
Remediation and Mediation
Media needs each other to function as media at all
Goal of remediation is to refashion other media
The word remediation comes for a Latin word remederi meaning to heal or restore health
Medium- Is that which remediates. It is that which appropriates the technique, forms and social significance of other media and attempts to rival or refashion them in the name of real.
This video helped me out a lot because after reading the Bolter and Grusin paper I was kind of confused. Immediacy in my own words is when a person’s full attention is on say for instance a cartoon or movie. For example, when I watched Titanic in and IMAX theatre my full attention was on the screen and I actually thought I was in the movie. One example of hypermediacy is like if I were to open different taps on my computer screen. Hypermediacy is used everywhere like on news channels, games like Xbox and even television. Finally remediation is the gathering of the new and old media and making a whole brand new type of media.
Bolter, Jay and Grusin, Richard. Remediation: Understanding New Media. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000.