Archive for the ‘New media’ Category

Dekonstruktion af the social web

november 10, 2007

På konferencen Defrag holdt David Weinberger et foredrag med titlen: “The Rise of the Implicit.” His thesis is that we have a natural tendency to focus on what’s explicit, but the explicit has certain characteristics that mislead us if that is the only focus. The old media sticks things together for unnatural reasons, he said. “New media is doing the work of defragging to break the pieces apart that were stuck to together for unnatural reasons. New media lets all of the stuff fall apart. I worry we don’t pay enough attention to the implicit,” Weinberger said.

He points to links as the way to reconnect the pieces more naturally. “The Web is different. It’s about links and in that sense links are the opposite of information. Links enrich and are decentralized, personal, messy and most of all fully social,” Weinberger said. This idea is linked to the unspoken, the implicit by virtue of the language between humans, from sentences, paragraphs and punctuation to links, which point beyond the self and point to the “lumpiness” of the unsaid.

“Making content public were founding events in our culture, once in writing and then printing. Now we can make relationships among ideas and content permanent and public through links,” Weinberger said. “It is the rejoining of the world, not just information. We are writing together our world. Links are gestures to what matters to us, what is between us.”


Media 3.0

oktober 4, 2007

Flere og flere er begyndt at tale om et kommende Web 3.0 – eller i de mindste Media 3.0.

Alan Mutter skriver på sin blog kaldet Reflections of a Newsosaur flg.: Media 3.0 will turn absolutely upside-down the classic one-to-many model of Media 1.0, replacing it with a many-to-one paradigm in which news, entertainment and advertising are delivered in a uniquely individualized fashion to all but the most technologically recalcitrant consumers.

The paradigm shift will be enabled by significant future technology developments in such areas as artificial-intelligence software, database systems, media-compression algorithms, network architecture, mobile platforms and nanotechnologies capable of delivering vast computing power to more diverse and tiny platforms than we can imagine today.

VC-investoren Jason Calacanis tilføjer: Web 3.0 is defined as the creation of high-quality content and services produced by gifted individuals using Web 2.0 technology as an enabling platform.

It-eksperten Nich Carr kommenterer på debatten mellem amatør og professionelles indflydelse på fremtidens mediebillede med et indledende citat fra Yeats:

Hurrah for revolution and more cannon-shot!
A beggar upon horseback lashes a beggar on foot.

Both beggars, though, labor under romantic misconceptions. For one, the web is freeing us from the shackles of the past, when our malignant media overlords stifled our creativity and force-fed us gruel. For the other, the web is returning us to a purified past, when our benign media overlords nurtured the most talented and delivered their fine works to us all. Both visions simplify the past and distort the future. The so-called new media is just old media with a different cost structure; the overlords will not be overthrown but neither will they be redeemed, and the same goes for the prosuming crowd.


Gammel vin på nye flasker

februar 17, 2007


En interessant artikel i Wall Street Journal diskuterer den kendsgerning, at New Media ikke så meget producerer nyt materiale, som manipulerer, kommenterer på og omredigerer allerede eksisterende historier. WSJ skriver:

“It all adds up to a pretty astonishing redefinition of what
“the media” is. The front page, the lead story, the primetime
lineup — all in constant renegotiation, constantly rearranged.
Yet still in so many ways dependent on the established sources
for the materials to be filtered (and probably in the future
for personal income, as is already beginning). Feeders and
filterers. The new media ecology doesn’t destroy the old one,
it absorbs it into a new relationship.”