Reaction to Hannah’s question

Posted: August 31, 2010 in Uncategorized

Bolter and Grusin state that “We do not claim that immediacy, hypermediacy, and remediation are universal aesthetic truths; rather, we regard them as practices of specific groups in specific times.” What do you think is different about remediation in contemporary times as compared to the examples in Bolter and Grusin’s book? Has remediation changed or is it the same as their examples? Talk about how you think remediation has changed or not changed.

Bolter and Grusin’s book wasn’t written too long ago, so their examples used in the reading was applicable today. However, in the past ten years technology has improved and advanced by leaps and bounds. Their examples of remediation held truths, but there have been many more remediation examples surface in the past decade. Hulu now allows users to watch almost any tv show they want, online. iTunes brings the record store experience right to your computer screen. Bolter and Grusin saw that as technology continued to advance so would remediation and new media formats.

-Adam Sadler

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