Where next after multimedia?
1 July 2013
A new collection of essays seeks to make sense of our new multimedia world, where we are both producers and consumers, newly free and newly constrained
We live in a supposedly boundless, hyperlinked world: New media and new technology have accelerated, revolutionised and radicalised communication across space and time. Today, our media environment is seamless, with multiple media functioning simultaneously and content being shared immediately across multiple platforms, giving fillip to the idea of ‘intermedia’. The way we now receive news of various kinds at the same moment – beyond the hitherto dominant print and the electronic media – on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and numerous news websites, with a lot of give and take between the media, is a typical attribute of the ‘intermedia’ environment. Intermedia in South Asia: The fourth screen, edited by Rajinder Dudrah, Sangita Gopal, Amit S Rai and Anustup Basu, academics associated mainly with cinema studies in the UK and USA, delves into the emerging and somewhat fuzzy media scenario, looking at the “in-betweenness” of it all, connoting lack of any fixed or specific location…
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