In my opinion, the term New Media is a new way of thinking about how more modern forms of technology ranging anywhere from computer animation to digital and virtual art can be used to make different kinds of experiences that give the viewer more ability to interact with what the artist has created. Traditional print and 2-D media is in the past. The latest cutting edge technology is what’s used in New Media.
New media can come in many forms using a variety of different tools. This can include CD/DVDs, any sort of high bandwidth networking or communication devices, streaming audio/video, visual displays such as LCD screens or projectors, and computers running back end programs to let the viewer interact with the piece.
It’s hard to give the term New Media a concrete definition because New Media is always changing. Technology evolves so fast and ways to use that technology always change. As artists we get to find new ways of using the latest technology to make different interactive pieces in differnt forms of delivery.
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Flew, Terry (2002), New Media: An Introduction, Oxford University Press, UK,