I found this paper extremely interesting. I liked the analysis the idea that each new medium has to improve upon or “reform” old media, because it’s something that we just kind of assume will happen despite the fact that it’s an extremely technologically deterministic view. I also enjoyed the idea that we remediate reality. I think this is extremely true for all remediation and mediation, that reality is the original source upon which we are building, and supposedly improving.
2 Discussion Questions:
- Do you agree that all media is a remediation of reality?
- What are some new media forms that do not improve upon or reform old media?