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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“Immediacy Depends on Hypermediacy”: The World at our Fingertips

Using both visual and textual evidence, David J. Bolter and Richard Grusin discuss culture’s longing for hypermediated forms of immediacy in their work “Introduction: The Double Logic of Remediation.” Amongst many arguments, Bolter and Grusin raise two points regarding humanity’s want for immediacy and remediation. They describe the remediation of art and media as something…

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