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New Media Talk Page

This page is an area for general discussion, debate, and collective brainstorming. If you have a question, post it here. If you have a link or story that doesn't belong elsewhere post it here. If you want to talk about the wiki itself, do it here. Have etc., post it here. (For clarity, please sign all additions) ~iAn

 

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What is New Media (to you):

http://rebuildingmedia.corante.com/archives/2006/04/27/what_is_new_media.php Argues that the defining feature of New Media is it's ability to "communicate a unique message to each recipient" while still delivering "simultaneous messages to a mass of recipients" combining the best parts of individual interpersonal communication and the mass media distribution. As a theoretical definition I think this is OK, but I think if we use this definition it becomes hard to call anything we have now as truly 'new media' because it fails to deliver a message which is comparable to interpersonal communication (inserting a name into a form letter doesn't make the letter into a conversation) ~iAn

 

What Is a Real Image (continuation of discussion from Druckrey article):

 

Colleen,
While I agree with most of what you were saying about youtube I would
like to point out the youtube content guidelines
http://www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines specifically point 4
which directly states that youtube itself will not host footage of
war/carnage you'll need to go to a site like http://www.liveleak.com/
if you want a more unfiltered set of videos. Also, while in general I
agree that we have just recently started to question the validity and
'realness' of photos that photo manipulation has a history that goes
back almost as far as photography itself
http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/farid/research/digitaltampering
Ian
Ian,
I looked at the YouTube content guidelines and there is definitely a loophole
here:

This includes war footage if it's intended to shock or disgust.

So if it's intended to expose.... I'm just saying I think there's room
for more explicit war footage and, either way, I do believe the
government has people combing the net looking for things to ban.
Colleen
 

One reason for a lack of footage may be a ban on access to youtube http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2189837/defence-department-blocks if the soldiers are unable to log in to youtube to upload that would effectively cut a lot of the combat videos off at the source unless they went out of thier way to send them home or find some other way around the ban. ian

 

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