Media Frenzy was created as a portfolio for my course New Media for Tech Comm; however, it is just as importantly a place for me to showcase different forms of new media that I come across. Continue reading “Welcome Post”
Electronic Documents vs. Books
In the above video, Ted Nelson states that Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat are not exactly the best examples of electronic document programs, primarily because they refuse to break out of the notion that electronic documents must resemble paper (Ted Nelson, photonhunter, 2008), essentially becoming virtual books. Continue reading “Ted Nelson & Hypertext”
New Media is primarily a way for users to expand upon their real-life identities or even construct entirely new identities. There are numerous ways to do this through complex ways such as computer programming, to far more simple means such as engaging in social media. Additionally, everything we create using new media, everything that we are allowed to share with the rest of the world, serves as a reflection of our identity. Rather than being controlled by our constructed identity; however, we need to learn to control it. Continue reading “Forging Identities”
After exploring Janet H. Murray’s website and blog more thoroughly, I was astounded at the sheer amount of digital media material she discusses, primarily pertaining to interactive narratives, as well as the sheer amount of projects developed by her company eTV Lab, Experimental Television Lab, at Georgia Tech.
If you’d like to immerse yourself in Ms. Murray’s “Don’t Open that Door” project, centering on interactive narrative and set in the world of the tv series Supernatural, please visit my article. As promised, I will be discussing another of her projects and her further contributions to new media in this post.
Recently, I have been introduced to Greenshot, a free program that allows users to take full or partial screenshots, then go on to manipulate these screenshots in its built-in image editor program. It is because I often have difficulty with technology that I am in awe of Greenshot, which is a tremendously easy program to use, and its image editor is very user-friendly and fun to play around with as well. Continue reading “Screencast on How To Use Greenshot”
I have recently tried these little cookies and am eager to share them with everyone I know, including you, dear reader. Polvorones, also known as Mexican wedding cookies, are a popular holiday shortbread dessert in nations such as Mexico, Spain and the Philippines. This recipe is for the beginner who does not have much time to spend in the kitchen, but will not settle for anything less than mouthwatering cookies. Continue reading “Illustrated Procedure – How to Make Polvorones (Mexican Wedding Cookies)”
This post fulfills the SEO Post requirement for my New Media course, so it has virtually nothing to do with new media. Technology, however, can at times overwhelm one; it overwhelms me all the time, after all. These five best ways to manage stress; therefore, can certainly apply to the stresses of various technologies, especially new media rather than old media.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered that Janet Murray, author of Inventing the New Medium, created a project titled “Don’t Open That Door” that centers around my favorite television series Supernatural. Triple that surprise when I immersed myself in the article and went away with a soul full of fascination and delight. I will be delving into the project’s accompanying article in this post, including its enticing points of interest and the concepts it introduces. Even if you don’t know of the show or of Murray, this is surely an article to check out. Continue reading “Janet Murray’s Supernatural World”
Simply put, new media tends to be digital media: any form of media that allows a person to not only immerse themselves but also construct their own unique identity. Old media, in contrast, is what we know as books, radio programs and television; in other words, we are not able to interact with these forms of media, nor represent ourselves within them (unless we ourselves are the creators). New media allows its user to add to, critique and in a sense find themselves in the creator’s material. New media, then, is uniquely not restricted to the creator alone. Continue reading “What is New Media? An Extended Definition”
Using forms of new media allow us to achieve a sense of belonging, and in order to do this we must first grasp a better understanding of the world around us. Computers, perhaps more than any other technology, help bridge the figurative and literal gap between people. As various narratives are shared on the internet, barriers are breached and cultures are learned. Instead of a breakdown in communication, an understanding is achieved. Continue reading “Narrative”