Saturday, February 6, 2010

Defining "New New Media"

Paul Levinson, in the first chapter of his book New New Media, uses the opportunity to describe what he means by "new new media." They are media that are so new that looking back four or five years ago, they did not exist. There are no textbooks on them and just recently, classes like ours are beginning to form content including these media.

Levinson also draws comparisons of how new new media share similarities to new media of yesterday. Principles like the ability for the user to still have tremendous control over the usage of the medium and the ability for a user to control when and where content is received.

Using the first chapter as an introduction to what the book is based on, we get a clear look at what each chapter's topic will be about and how new new media differs but also builds off of the "older" new media.

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