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In this article, Bolter and Grusin aim to trace these histories of immediacy, hypermediacy, and remediation: We will begin by showing how the. In chapter one of this text, the authors discuss immediacy, hypermediacy, and remediation. Fittingly, they offer the disclaimer that they make no. Bolter, J. D., & Grusin, R. (). “Immediacy, hypermediacy, and remediation.” In Remediation: Understanding new media. Cambridge: The.

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It is possible to claim hypermediac a new medium makes a good thing even better, but this seldom seems to suit the rhetoric of remediation and is certainly not the case for digital media. However, the merging of the two logics—transparent immediacy and hypermediacy—can create a simulated feeling of presence.

Immediacy, Hypermediacy, and Remediation

Hypermediacy is comprised of a combination of images hypermediscy sounds and text and video in order to construct multiple representations within a heterogeneous space Last accessed 28th November […].

The next section is based around the concept of hypermediacy. The viewer is aware of the medium on which they are observing.

The logic of immediacy is the idea that technology should closely reflect the real world in order to create a sense of presence You are commenting using your Hypdrmediacy account. Or, the desire for immediacy is the desire for an experience without mediationemphasis added.


If the logic of immediacy leads one either to erase or to render automatic the act of representation, the logic of hypermediacy acknowledges multiple acts of representation and makes them visible. Your email address will not be published.

Unless otherwise noted, all material on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4. In opposition to immediacy, the logic of hypermediacy requires the user to recognize the medium as a medium and to desire that mediated experience Such an excellent analysis.

Media studies are by far the most fun I ever […].

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And finally, when a new medium tries to absorb the old medium entirely. Your analysis really helped me understand what they hyeprmediacy trying to say, and was honestly much better presented. An example here is the move from cinema to television to web, as these different media certainly influence and necessitate each other without acknowledging that dependence.

An example would be how computer desktops mimicked what would be on an actual desktop e. Notify me of new posts by email. Different media may enact this desire in different ways. Hypermediacy is comprised of imjediacy combination of images and sounds and text and video in order to construct multiple representations within a heterogeneous space Bolter, Jay David, and Richard Grusin.

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The example Bolter and Grusin provide is a standard desktop interface with multiple windows open. Remediation is a fairly basic concept that most can easily understand.


Bolter and Grusin We will then be in a position to explore more fully the curious reciprocal logic of our third trait, remediation itself. One of the examples they offer here is the desktop metaphor—the little icons lined up in Word signaling sheets of paper, folders, floppy discs, and a printer. rwmediation

With the OVC in the asynchronous online classroom AOCthe instructor attempt to add some level of human presence to the classroom interactions that would otherwise not have any due to their distance education nature. You are commenting using your WordPress. Theme by Anders Noren. In this way, the interface is pushing remediatioh hypermedia, to make the interface as interactive as possible.

Immediacy, Hypermediacy, and Remediation by Bolter, Jay David + Richard Grusin

Placed in the context of the online video conversation OVC. Bolter and Grusin 83 Hypermediacy is a “style of visual representation whose goal is to remind the viewer of the medium” Bolter and Grusin As well, the concept of remediation builds upon both of the first two concepts.

Thanks for such a wonderful analysis.