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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This means that conversants may not feel the co-conversant is live, such as with a synchronous Skype or video conference, but clearly, there is the recording of a real person on the screen; it was just filmed at some previous point in time with an identifiable timestamp of the upload. Bolter and Grusin make the point that these three concepts did not get their start with the digital age. The desire for immediacy is the desire for an experience without mediation.

Bolter, Jay David, and Richard Grusin. Comment From Clive Castro on June 8th, at 2: This can also be seen in online shopping. The OVC is essentially just online video; it does not offer any radically new feature beyond what has been available for quite some time: They make the point that each was the best attempt at immediacy up until that point.

They contrast with each other, and give you different perspectives. The first one is when an older medium is represented digitally without irony or critique.

You get a better understanding of remediation by knowing in depth what immediacy and hypermediacy are, and how they relate and contrast. We will begin by showing how the desire for immediacy is pursued in digital graphics by adapting earlier strategies borrowed from linear perspective painting, as well as photography, film, and television. Like such earlier devices, the online video conversation OVC is a sort of unique combination of remediatiob for both transparent immediacy and hypermediacy.


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

Notify me of new posts via email. BolterGrusinimmediacyremediation. By the use of the video, it places the user right in front of a human conversant, including the awareness of sound, appearance, gesture, facial expression, etc. A Brief Glossary of Remediation Remediation is the process whereby computer graphics, immedicay reality, and the WWW define themselves by borrowing from and refashioning media such as painting, photography, television, and film.

It is a self-referentiality of immediaxy visual and has become so pervasive that we see it as the theme of films like Last Action Hero ; Dir.

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Hypermediacy is a “style of visual representation whose goal is to remind the viewer of the hypermediafy Bolter and Grusin By extension, when one is using video to communicate with another, he or she has an equal or greater sense of this immediate contact, yet with the individual on the screen. The next section is based around the concept of hypermediacy.

Authors Bolter, Jay David, and Richard Grusin used Immediacy, Hypermediacy, and Remediation to convey several ideas about how new technologies remediate the old media and how new media cannot completely get rid of old media as nothing is fully novel in this day and age.


The logic of immediacy is the idea that technology should closely reflect the real world in order to create a sense of presence Initially, this blog detailed my doctorate and dissertation. Or, remediation can emphasize difference rather than erase it, which is pitched as an improvement of the old medium while still attempting to remain true to the original However, the merging of the two logics—transparent immediacy and hypermediacy—can create a simulated feeling of presence.

The logic of hypermediacy requires the user to recognize the medium as a medium and to desire that mediated experience. Final Thoughts There is a paradox within these various logics and desires.

Remediation is an integral component of new media, and it manifests on a continuum of extremes. Different media may enact this desire in different ways. In Remediationimmediacy or transparent immediacy is defined as a “style of visual representation whose goal is to make the viewer forget the presence of the medium canvas, photographic film, cinema, and so on and believe that he is in the presence of the objects of representation” Bolter and Grusin Immediacy is the perfection, or erasure, of the gap between signifier and signified, such that a representation is perceived to be the immediacj itself.

Time Barrow Site about curriculum vita writing samples research contact Blog. As well, the concept of remediation builds upon both of the first two concepts.