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Dikult 103: Digital Genres, Lecture 1
Transcript of Dikult 103: Digital Genres, Lecture 1
Unit 2: Videogames
Unit 3: Digital Art Materials & Theory: Course Logistics:
Units 1 & 2: Leonardo Flores
Unit 3: Elizabeth Nesheim
Availability: Friday 10:00 - 12:00, 13:00-15:00, or by appointment
What is New Media? Characteristics:
"The meta-medium of the digital computer" (33)
shaped by other areas of culture:
"arts and media traditions"
"the material properties of the computer"
"contemporary visual culture"
"contemporary information culture" (39)
new media "object"
first generation electronic object
textual (command line)
Principles of New Media:
can be described formally (mathematically)
can be manipulated
discrete rather than continuous data
assembled from parts (Web)
low level - templates or algorithms
high level - AI in computer games
exists "in different, potentially infinite versions"
navigating hypertexts or games
constants become variables