What is New Media?
What is new Media?
New media is anything that is, as the name implies, new. It has changed throughout man's history, however, one must be careful not to say it has "evolved" or "progressed". It is synonymous to the arguement that societies are in a constant state of progress. How can art progress? Can art, media, design and, creativity be quantified in a way that allows that assertion to be made? Thus only the individual opinion can ever be the judge of this. In a collective and objective reasoning, new media can only ever be just that; new. And thus this webpage would never actually be able to claim the title of "Complete". However, this is ok, as another can always be created in three more hours
Modern media does have significant improvements that are hard to deny in the ability to get a message across to an audience. It is only in the last hundred years that the moving picture could display lifelike and often surreal views of the world. It is now possible to display our imagination digitally to billions of people at the click of a button. We can consume news and external viewpoints in any way we want, no longer restricted to any one source. We can make fun of almost any event in almost any way we want.
My opinions can be made into a video created in a day. The offloading of our work has allowed us to display touching displays and share knowledge as never before such as with my favorite TED video:
What is considered old media?
Due to the last hundred years containing (objectively) more expansion in the ways one can express him/her self, old mediums before this time tend to have a similar feel. It is potentially due to the idea that perfecting your art was often more important than coming up with new forms of art. Partially it was the taxing nature of these mediums that did not allow for easy expansion. Some of my favorites are: