Keynote talk by Annie van den Oever
about archieves and media labs
The tube is a essential medium that unites various media complex. (radio, oscilloscope, television, computer)
Cathode Ray Tube
Our life is half natural and half technological. Half-and-half is good. You cannot deny that high-tech is progress. We need it for jobs. Yet if you make only high-tech, you make war. So we must have a strong human element to keep modesty and natural life. Nam June Paik
Korean-born American artist Paik influence the art of video and television intensely.
Electronic super highway –
“Skin has become inadequate in interfacing with reality. Technology has become the body’s new membrane of existence.” —Nam June Paik
“Game world is a simplified subdomain of the real world.” Steve Swink
Game industry developed as the result of the military contract spin off some of their products around the 1980s. Flight simulators design their technology for the arcade games, including game council PC games muds was growing with a pace.
For example, Silicon Valley made the major products the Nintendo export for the play station and the extremely successful Super Mario series came out of that.
Contemporary media can be used interchangeably in various context with different authors. What this research mostly referring to Lev Manovich who describes the technology as an inseparable component of the digital media and work on the data mining in digital environments, Andreas Treske who presents video, as an immersive atmosphere, which resists the narrative dictatorship and lastly Ernst Wolfgang who wrote an archive-oriented media theory and assert the dynamic nature of the digital video archive.
Technological determinism proposes that technology brings about changes in society and culture. Many philosophers and media specialists agree that internet cause to transform the way we think, read, and remember. Thus, it altered the essence of the society by changing the way people collaborate. From the spare time’s activities to the education; it affects the agency.
Persistent Storage stores bytes as a magnetic pattern on a spinning disk. It preserves bytes even when not powered. A flash drive is faster and uses less power than a hard disk.