To finish up for my final blog post, I think I’d like to make a few final statements about what I have taken from ARTS3091…
1. The Internet is the vanguard of the new media revolution.
2. New media has blurred the divide between creator and consumer, thus essentially everyone is apart of the media.
3. New media has completely changed the archetype of media consumption.
4. The future of new media, in regards to social and cultural change holds much excitement and anticipation… I know I cant wait to see what’s to come!
Now to put that into the context of this weeks readings and lecture on the future…. I thought I would highlight the distinguishing factors of “new media” versus “old media”: as the interactive power of modern information technology platforms. The dynamic nature of “new media” content carries the promise of democratising both creation and distribution of media matter. Due to the fact that new media is largely digital, the term isn’t solely focused on digitized content, but mainly on the interactive relationship between the creator and the consumer. The main potential of new media is the revolutionisation of the media industry and the transformation of societies habits and media consumption patterns.
This Infographic illustrates when media is consumed across different generations. Young or old, the advancements in technology have found their ways to cater to all generations. Parents now have the use of Facebook, Twitter and other social networks to communicate with not only their children but their relatives as well. I think its truly amazing to see how far along we’ve come in terms of communication and connection. Perhaps we have the advancement of media and technology to thank for that, no one could have predicted such a following 10 years ago and so even now we can not predict the future of media only hope that it will bring something even better.
Basically the way I see it is that the many facets of online media technologies are fast changing the way people consume and learn. The evolution of media has widened people’s grasp on technology and it’s different uses. Through the advent of the Internet and other new media an infinite amount of possibilities have been created, and more than ever the regular Joe is expressing him/herself in a new dimension. The future should not scare, instead we should embrace it.
Blog #8- Week 11 Generative
MBA Online (2011) Generational Media Consumption 2011 (Infographic). http://www.famousbloggers.net/generational-media-consumption-infographic.html Accessed 13 May 2012
Stanford University, Press Release, April 21st 2000. http://www.stanford.edu/group/siqss/Press_Release/, Last viewed 25th September.