Rodowick defines a medium as "nothing more or less than a set of potentialities from which creative acts may unfold. These potentialities, the powers of the medium as it were, are conditioned by multiple elements or components that can be material, instrumental, and/or formal. " 7.This dissertation also tries to focus on the development of the Indian documentary scenario in the digital age. Any discussion on this will have to be conducted in a wider perspective pertaining to the advancement in cinema as a whole. In his book, The Language of New Media, Lev Manovich poses some questions: "How does computerization affect our very concept of moving images?
Due to the overindulgence in the internet and computer applications, the current generation of youth is labeled different names (Mueller, 2006, p.94). Some of the descriptions of the present generation of youths include a “Net Generation” and “millennium generation.” This general identity covers a large group of young adolescents who have been part of the internet expansion and development. The notion of a Net generation is consistent with a deterministic view of technology’s effect on the society. From a deterministic technological viewpoint, technology is an independent force that fosters a social change (Moore, 2010, p.131).
It can be seen that cyberfeminism looks at technology as a agent for the separation of gender and gender inequality, as well as a way in which to join the body with machines. In a modern day society in which civilization is absorbed in technology and technological devices, culture slowly begins to get more adapted through technology, and modern day ways of thinking about the role of women in technology and society become more acceptable. " The virtuality of cyberspace is seen to spell the end of the naturalised, biological embodiment as the basis for gender difference. The internet is expressive of female ways of being, and thereby creates manifold opportunities for changing the woman - machine
It expanded my understanding of films and photos and lead me to realize how commonplace digital media is within the world. Since my understanding of digital literacy has been greatly influenced by the camera, I have been enabled to be adaptable and my interactions with other areas of my life have been enhanced. Traditional photography, in itself, cannot really be considered a digital thing. However, my relationship with photography and videography has lived almost completely in the digital world. The camera was around before the digital world existed, but its purpose and function has changed over the years.
Internet technology has new created new medium for designers. Design has become a breathing and living animal that users can interact with. The web has become a natural evolution of skills for broadcast designers while print designers may struggle. When watching a movie, using interactive tools on a properly designed website and flash animation has been an active participant. Technology has enabled online communities in collaboration with the internet to work with designers in solving problems
Emergence of digital technologies, introduction of interactive and participative digital environments and mobile devices let people express their identities with different means. Faucault (1988), in his seminar, used a terminology; “technologies of the self”. He defined it as “those which let individuals to transform themselves into new identities in order to attain happiness, wisdom, perfection, etc. by their own means or with the help of others”. O’Regan (2009), in his article on new technologies and social networks, repeated the term.
Social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube are used every day by individuals as tools and resources to aid them in their everyday life. Media went from being thought of as a nuisance to being thought of as an aid. Along with the change in media technology, changes in the way which media is studied. Media such as Social Media can be studied through The Uses and Gratification Theory. Although the theory has helped the way in which media, especially social media is viewed, it has limitations due to the fact that it is evidence is gathered through self-reporting.
I therefore believe it is important to work towards safer digital technology and a safer use of it. In my opinion, we need more research in a number of areas, to develop and achieve more effective and safer practices of digital technologies. And we need to evaluate the benefits and potential risks of them. It is important to be aware that our online life implicates our offline health and wellbeing. From my point of view, we need to explore how digital technology affects our behaviour, values and social life, as well as our physical and psychological
The librarians are to be dealing the digital library, the virtual library, the hybrid library and the library without wall with all the time. According Arms (2000), digital library can defined as a managed collection of information, with associated services, where the information is stored in digital formats and accessible over a network. A crucial part of this definition is that the information managed. Digital library is a library that provides in digital forms. Even though widely used digital library, hybrid library has just appeared in the digital library research in the UK.
As a result, it influences and changes the society behaviour by always being connected and online environment. Definition of Digital Culture and the concept of Digital Zeitgeist The term culture refers to particular
The author consistently cites the example of students who have grown up using the internet as an information gathering tool; She talks about how students today must be able to read and write for both the print and digital worlds, and that the “skills of reading and using technology converge as students search for information or answer questions with the Internet” (Schmar-Dobler 81). This convergence of skills is important when considering Schmar-Dobler’s earlier assertion about the nature of literacy itself changing. The author goes on to examine the model for reading comprehension, the proper strategies of which poor readers usually lack the knowledge of, and therefore tend to be thought of as a marker for identifying “strategic readers”. Strategic readers of the Internet, however, must add the skill of “navigating” in order to locate pertinent information and then take meaning from the text (Schmar-Dobler 83). Schmar-Dobler then claims that “To be adept at seeking, evaluating, and using information found on the Internet, readers must navigate through Internet text and apply their knowledge of the reading process” (Schmar-Dobler 83).
Rachel, You are absolutely correct that the information literacy requires individuals to recognize when information is needed. I think information literacy is going to be well needed as a base of life log learning theirs always going to be something new to learn or someone’s changing a policy of the process of what needs to be changed. In a criminal justice career part of using literacy would be gathering the information the right way, which I could see sometimes individuals have a difficult time with processing information that is directed to the individual.
Albert Einstein once said “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity”. This quote by albert Einstein shows us what has happened because of the overuse and dependance of technology. In The pedestrian by Ray Bradbury, Leonard Mead walked the streets at night and never saw a single person because they were all home watching television. Technology is harming society because, society is dependant on technology, and technology is changing society's way of life.
For me, literacy has always been a problem to this day I am still learning how to speak, and write using proper literacy. Literacy is not just reading and writing, anyone can do that but the ability to understand such things, to comprehend them that is, true literacy. My development for literacy has always been a struggle as I have spoken about before. I had a speak impediment when I was younger which used me to go into different classes which took me away from formal English classes.
Throughout my life I have had significant literacy events that have shaped me into becoming a literate person. The two huge factors that affected my literacy development was that I was held back in first grade because I lacked the literacy skills needed to be successful in second grade as well as I moved schools 4 times from Kindergarten to fifth grade. I moved from a public school to a private school and back to a public school. When I transferred back to a public school I was eight months behind in my literacy development. Therefore I was placed in a Resource Room to provide me with support to catch up with my peers that were reading at or above grade level.