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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Immediacy, Hypermediacy, and Remediation.

This term refers to the idea that all hypermedkacy media and virtually anything can be considered new media at its inception relies on one or more preceding medium, which it refashions or repurposes. Bolter and Grusin Whether the mediation is hyper-visible or invisible, these technologies have real affects on our real selves, and we desire that mediation in order to be present.

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The authors reference a number of early devices, such as the diorama, the phenakistoscope, and the stereoscope. BolterGrusinimmediacyremediation.

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The third one is refashioning the older medium while still marking the presence. Bolter and Grusin make the point that these three concepts did not get their start with the digital age. For example, online video draws on depending on its purpose television, telephone, and face-to-face FtF communication. An example would be how computer desktops mimicked what would be on an actual desktop e.

Hypermediacy plays upon the desire for immediacy and transparent immediacy, making us hyper-conscious of our act of seeing or gazing. This is a concept that should be familiar to most communications students.

Now, we can still see that many immediacg media examples draw on preceding media. Like such earlier devices, the online video conversation OVC is a sort qnd unique combination of striving for both transparent immediacy and hypermediacy.


The next section is based around the concept of hypermediacy. The viewer is aware of the medium on which they are observing. So, for instance, Transparent digital applications seek to get to the real by bravely denying the fact of mediation; digital hypermedia seek the real by multiplying mediation so as to create a feeling of fullness, a satiety of experience, which can be taken as reality.


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Your article was useful in helping me write a research paper on Remediation. In hypermedia settings, the user is continually brought back to and rfmediation aware of the interface. Herein lies the paradox: Immediacy is our need to have media that reflects our reality as close as possible.

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Similarly, the desire for sexual immedediacy could aim for a voyeuristic examination of the objects of representation or a union with them. Of course, one can also post a video response, which presents another series of steps and tools to post such a response.

Hypermediacy is an expression of our fascination with the medium itself or some would say anxiety over it. In this way, the interface is pushing for hypermedia, to make the interface as interactive as possible. Although linear-perspective painting and film may keep the viewer distant from what he views, in virtual reality the viewer steps through Alberti’s window and is placed among the objects of representation. The paper highlights how remediation operates under cultural assumptions about immediacy and hypermediacy, and touches on all three subjects.

They make the point that each was the best attempt at immediacy up until that point. Comment From Clive Castro on June 8th, at 2: Bolter and Grusin provide a number of examples here for how transparency actually takes place—through linear perspective, the mathematization of space, the automation of the linear perspective—but I find their example of computer programming most compelling.

In examining hypermediacy, we will show how digital multimedia adapt strategies from modernist painting and earlier forms. The first one is when an older medium is represented digitally without irony or critique. The logic of hypermediacy requires the user to recognize the medium as a medium and to desire that mediated experience.

The first section of the paper focuses exclusively on immediacy. I have learnt a lot through this. Metaphor formation is the fundamental quality of the human intellect.

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Congratulations, you saved my sanity when trying to get through that word vomit text that is the source material. Bolter, Jay David, and Richard Grusin. This paradox is compelling for its implications of the user: Previous Post Hypermwdiacy Fracta. 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.


In hypermdiacy article, Bolter and Grusin aim to trace these histories of immediacy, hypermediacy, and remediation: Now, it immeediacy, pretty much archived, yet containing much solid info.

The example Bolter and Grusin provide is a remediatino desktop interface with multiple windows open. Hypermediacy is comprised of a combination of images and sounds and text and video in order to construct multiple representations within a heterogeneous space There is a trail throughout our cultural history of attempts to create media that do this.

Bolter and Immediacu 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. Remediation, to quote Bolter and Grusin is when content is borrowed from a certain form of media, but the medium is different.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Comment From Enlightened on August 13th, at 7: These devices, characterized by multiple images, moving images, or sometimes moving observers, seem to have operated under both these logics at the same time, as they incorporated transparent immediacy within hypermediacy.

Immediacy, Hypermediacy, and Remediation

Video as a communication tool is generally used in a synchronous manner with tools such as Skype, video IM, and teleconferencing. My mom used to argue with my dad on vacations because he would spend the entire time taking photographs; she said that he was missing the real lived experience and instead was living a mediated jypermediacy. Contemporary art is a remix of older pieces as artists draw inspiration and vision from older works from other artists.