Parker on Powerpoint

May 14th, 2008

Parker presents a few characteristics of Powerpoint that do not seem to be as unique as she suggests. Read the rest of this entry »

Modularity of New Media

May 12th, 2008

Lev Manovich sites the five principles of New Media as Numerical Presentation, modularity, automation, variability, and transcoding. It is the second category, modularity, with which I seem to take issue. Manovich calls modularity the “fractal structure of new media.” Read the rest of this entry »

What is New Media?

May 8th, 2008

After reading Manovich’s chapter on this topic, my concept of defining new media is a bit fuzzy. I can provide examples of new media tools and features, but of increasing worth is the ability to provide a list of characteristics of what is and what is not new media. Manovich addressed exactly these points; however, I question and disagree with some of his points. (I’ll address these disagreements in a later post).

New Media is Read the rest of this entry »