Fall 2014 Week 1: What is New Media?

Our first discussion will ask a basic question--what is new media?  Attached documents will look at this question from two perspectives.  First, we will briefly look at a formative era in the history of computing, beginning around the second World War.  Then, we will look at a contemporary debate in the academy over the meaning, import, utility and value of "digital humanities."


In the spirit of the question for this week, you may also want to check out the link below, which provides a further example of "new" media that are not digital but are nonetheless new.