The Language of New Media – DATTU




  • Manovich, Lev, and Malina, Roger. The Language of New Media, A User’s Guide – How Media Became New. 2002. p.43-48.



The conundrum is that not everything produced or pushed through a computer should be considered new media.  That would be an older and antiquated viewpoint of the functionality of a computer as just a Word Processor/document and file viewer.

The shift in the use of this tool is more fundamental than most changes that have happened since the invention of the press.   The dissemination of data, and how we see the world has profoundly changed the way we interact with the world and how we see our place in it.

Photography changed the way we see the world. Sound changes our auditory experience and how we record stories both as literal transcriptions of speech to auditory experiments of how we hear different experiences.  The computer has changed the way we perceive the real and the unreal. Translating thoughts created in zeros and ones to visual auditory and 4d experiences.

The acritical follows the trajectory of the analogue press to visual media to the digitization and dissemination of information electronically.



Augé Marc. Non-Places: Introduction to the Anthropology of Supermodernity. Verso, 2000.