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Remediation is a term coined by Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin in their 1999 book Remediation: Understanding New Media. The term deals with the process of adapting old content for new media. [Aug 2006]

Jay David Bolter

Jay David Bolter is a professor of Language, Communication and Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Some of his main points of study include the evolution of media, the usage of technology in education, and the role of computers in the writing process. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_David_Bolter [Aug 2006]

Remediation: Understanding New Media (1999) - Jay David Bolter, Richard Grusin

  1. Remediation: Understanding New Media (1999) - Jay David Bolter, Richard Grusin (Author) [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

    "The authors do a splendid job of showing precisely how technologies like computer games, digital photography, film television, the Web, and virtual reality all turn on the mutually constructive strategies of generating immediacy and making users hyperaware of the media themselves. . . . The authors lay out a provocative theory of contemporary selfhood, one that draws on and modifies current notions of the `virtual' and `networked' human subject. Clearly written and not overly technical, this book will interest general readers, students, and scholars engaged with current trends in technology." -- M. Uebel, Choice

    Media critics remain captivated by the modernist myth of the new: they assume that digital technologies such as the World Wide Web, virtual reality, and computer graphics must divorce themselves from earlier media for a new set of aesthetic and cultural principles. In this richly illustrated study, Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin offer a theory of mediation for our digital age that challenges this assumption. They argue that new visual media achieve their cultural significance precisely by paying homage to, rivaling, and refashioning such earlier media as perspective painting, photography, film, and television. They call this process of refashioning "remediation," and they note that earlier media have also refashioned one another: photography remediated painting, film remediated stage production and photography, and television remediated film, vaudeville, and radio. --via amazon.com

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