Media in Today’s Society

Within the world today, we have new media emerging all of the time. We humans have he computer, the iPhone, etc, and without these new technologies, we would not be able to get through a single day because of how they command our lives. Lev Manovich states, “The greatest interactive work is the interactive human-computer interface itself: the fact that the user can easily change everything which appears on her screen, in the process changing the internal state of a computer, or even commanding reality outside of it” (“New Media from Borges to HTML”). The computer is a magnificent invention that creates new designs and softwares that run the world around us. Even in the 1990’s, people were looking forward into the future, and saw how computers and media would change the lives of us humans. We even see the change of technology within the classroom, where computers and softwares are being used to teach students; students are now interacting with the Web more and more. There are even websites designated, and created by students that show how the world is changing through the different technologies that we are coming up with. New formulas and softwares are being created simultaneously and consistently; we are using these softwares and these new formulas to connect us to the computer, and vice versa. The computer is the creation of the mind, and now the computer is becoming so human, that it can practically do anything that anyone wants. Communication with computers to humans is so normal now, that no one thinks twice about it on a daily basis. As Lev Manovich states, “The emergence of new media studies as a field testifies to our recognition of the key cultural role played by digital computers and computer-enabled networking in our global society”(“New Media from Borges to HTML”). For me, I think people should not be afraid of the future with the new technologies that are coming into play, but they should embrace the new medias that are being created.

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  1. ladybartleby
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 00:34:39

    As Lev Manovich states, “The emergence of new media studies as a field testifies to our recognition of the key cultural role played by digital computers and computer-enabled networking in our global society”(“New Media from Borges to HTML”).

    I think the quote that you incorporated not only emphasizes the importance of new media in today’s society, but it emphasizes just HOW important it is. With the emergence of new technologies and media forms academic institutions are creating courses (like ours) to prepare and educate students in tools that have become essential to our society and the work force. If technology and new media weren’t so important we wouldn’t have technology requirements starting as early on as middle school.

    Many of my professors give a similar response when students complain about the difficulty of assignments. They usually say something like “of course it’s difficult, we wouldn’t have to teach you how to do it if it were easy” and “we wouldn’t make you learn about it if it weren’t important”. I think this sentiment applies to new media. I for one have a hard time learning how to use these new technologies but I understand how important it is that I do. I would not be able to do well in school or in my future career without this knowledge because it has become so essential.

    Honestly, at this point in our society the ability to use technology has become a survival skill.

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