New Media is a new category; a new discrete syntax term, the limits of which reflect the limitations of the object-oriented, colonial epistemology that created it.
New Media is a capitalist term; it describes new tools that come about through the process of digitization, the construction of virtual systems, or the organization of digital information. The Internet in its entirety is not “new media”—this network of analog cables and interstellar satellites are seldom referred to this way. Read the rest of this entry »
wouldn’t it be cool if, when you loaded a webpage, all of the words appeared as floating objects on the page? and you could organize them however you liked? frequency would determine size, and words could be categorized by color in terms of their document hierarchy. menu items could be red. story copy could be black, and headline/subhead/byline copy could all be purple.
the mouse cursor could be used to move words around like slippery objects on a table top, which would obviously be an optimal interface for tablet users. an overlay menu would provide users with default organizational structures. instead of dictating hierarchy and categorization, the user could map their own consumption of the content. place all the ads in one place. all the pictures and videos in another.
like food on a plate.