What is new media?

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Welcome to the 5th edition of Adventures in Creative Communication. My name is Mitra Cline and I’m your host – this Tuesday, August 7th 2012 – a cool night here in Santa Barbara California and – As always – I’m here to keep your creative curiosity flowing – with stories on new technology and classic techniques in creative communication.

My topic today is new media – also referred to as on-demand access to content any time, anywhere, on any digital device, as well as interactive user feedback, creative participation and community formation around the media content. Sounds a lot like social media… lets explore some key concepts in working with new media today and look at how this relates to creative expression.

Technology – the amazing gadget. Easy to use – difficult to comprehend. Example, the internet. Complex logic and math… replaced with easy to understand natural metaphors….

  • The stream metaphor for social media aka feeds twitter, Facebook
  • The cloud metaphor for file locations – required for multiple device users for data syncing
  • the time machine metaphor for saving. It’s automatically saved and the change history is recorded…

I can’t even begin to touch on the mind blowing amount of junk that we seem to be keeping records of… but doubtless we are learning something from the information.

How does this relate to experimenting in creative communication? There are been a huge boom in new development and collaboration with the new media technology. It’s finally reaching a point where things are really getting interesting. People from all over the world are able to join in creative participation at anytime anywhere using a variety of devices… like laptops, computers, smart phone, and tablets.

If you have not started to experiment I suggest that now is the time. Join the steam of people floating in clouds and take a tip in the time machine.

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