The 10th IGSCI 2018

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 until Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
Conference at Graduate School, Gadjah Mada University

Theme: “NEW MEDIA AND THE CHANGING SOCIAL LANDSCAPES OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES”

How are new media reshaping the whole aspects of life of contemporary societies?

 

Today we are in the middle of a new media revolution. We are at least witnessing, if not directly experiencing, the shift of all culture to computer-mediated forms of production, distribution and communication. According to Lev Manovich, the author of The Language of New Media (2002), compared to the previous revolutions, this new one is more profound. The introduction of the printing press in the fifteenth century and photography in the nineteenth century indeed brought revolutionary impacts on the development of modern society and culture. However, these previous revolutions affected only one stage of cultural communication. While the impact of the introduction of the printing press only dealt with the distribution of media, the impact of the introduction of photography dealt with still images only. In contrast, the computer media revolution affects all stages of communication, including acquisition, manipulation, storage, and distribution. It also affects all types of media, i.e. texts, still images, moving images, sound, and spatial constructions (Manovich, 2002). In short, the presence of new media is reshaping our social landscape.

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