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). In essence, technology exercises causal influence on social practices.
The main cyberfeminist idea takes an idealistic viewpoint on cyberspace and the internet as instruments which can be used for the freedom from social designs such as gender and gender inequality. 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
I began to view my world through the viewfinder of a camera. Not only did I become hopelessly attached to my camera, but I was also unable to untwine it from my identity. 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.
Technology has positively affected the design industry by helping designers improve on their skills and work. ( Cresswell 178). 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.
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.