The Users’ Interaction with Digimodernism

Alan Kirby details an emerging movement – digimodernism – in the second chapter of his book, How New Technologies Dismantle the Postmodern and Reconfigure Our Culture, exploring the movement’s continuation of postmodernism and the “rupture” it has created within postmodernism (51). The digimodernist text essentially allows the reader/viewer to shape the text to their own choosing;…

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Digital Soup for the Soul: The Double Logic of Remediation

Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin’s introduction to Remediation: Understanding New Mediaaddresses the emergence of new digital media and how they intermingle with traditional media in ongoing attempts to achieve immediacy. By drawing parallels to the film Strange Days, Bolter and Grusin emphasize the ways in which our culture strives to make media obsolete in the very act…

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Reading the Digimodernist World

Digimodernism, as explained by Alan Kirby, represents a new form of textuality, in which the divisions between author, reader, producer, and other roles of a traditional text are blurred. The consumer becomes interactively submerged into a text, which is neither constant nor enduring; instead, this text is engaging in a way that promotes participation rather…

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Understanding New Media

After reading, “Introduction: Double Logic of Remediation” by Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin, there were some very strong points regarding digital modernism in relation to a film, Strange Days. One of the main arguments is that if the ultimate purpose of media is indeed to transfer sense experiences from one person to another, then…

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