IML 101: The Languages of New Media. Introduction: The Stakes of Multimedia. What ’ s at stake?. History 2. Subjectivity 3. Representation . What ’ s at stake?. History How do we think about the past? What do we remember about the past? How do we construct the past in the present?
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Introduction: The Stakes of Multimedia
How do we think about the past?
What do we remember about the past?
How do we construct the past in the present?
Why is the past important?
Odilon Redon or The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity
-understand multiple levels of meaning
2. Subjectivity (Race, class, gender)
Who are we?
How do we perceive and think about the world?
How are we defined through technology?
Who do we want to be?
Ann Lee You Proposes
How do we show the world and people in it?
How does the world show us?
How are power relations expressed through representational systems?
How do we become producers rather than mere consumers of visual culture?
Star Guitar -- The Chemical Brothers
History that is self-conscious, even skeptical, about the process of its own construction
Research-based multimedia that is fully conscious of the tools and strategies by which it is created