By David Yu
Before defining the term ‘New Media’, it would be wise to break down the expression.
‘Media’ by definition is a tool that is used to deliver information, with examples such as print, television, and radio. New Media contextually is anything that shares information interactively and digitally, unlike the previous uninvolved media that came before the newest mass communication tool that is the internet.
New Media also entails not simply just relaying information to an audience, but also allowing the audience to interact and alter data. New Media artists create artistic interfaces that allow the audience to experience the piece through interaction.
Christiane Paul claims New Media art is constantly evolving with technology, and that the potential for it will not be limited so long as technology is growing with it. In this sense, New Media can be defined as the evolution of interaction and information delivery in mass media.
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