Blakesley: "A Review of Remediation: Understanding New Media"



Blakesley, David. “A Review of Remediation: Understanding New Media.” Kairos 6.1 (2001) : n. pag.




Review of Bolter and Grusin.




Remediation (pronounced REmediation) is the process whereby computer graphics, virtual reality, and the WWW define themselves by borrowing from and refashioning media such as painting, photography, television, and film. Remediation works both ways also; as digital media gain in popularity, for instance, television remediates the windowed world of computing. (Have you ever had the urge to click on a CNN newscast on your television? Or one of those snazzy graphics in USA Today?


Isn''t this like Ong and secondary orality?


Quote (pg. 2):


The logic of remediation holds that both new and older media reanimate each other as innovations take hold. Based on that logic, we might expect then that writing will borrow, refashion, and repurpose that media, whether the writing is displayed digitally or in print. As a printed text, Remediation itself remediates hypertext.


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