Lost In Translation:

Emplacement, Disruption and Digital Videography

Before we jump into the video, I'd like to address a terminological note. The terms New and New Media will show up from time to time from this point forward. Now, when I say New or New Media I'm not referring to anything inherent in the medium itself that makes it novel or better or “superior.” New, for the purposes of this project, refers to an ontological condition of being challenging, foreign, or unfamiliar. Thus a new practice is a practice which challenges us to perform in a manner we typically would or could not engage in. Similarly, a New Media is a media which refuses to fit within our comfortable modes of typified performance. Depending upon our range of normalized practices, a medium such as video may appear old, or familiar, and HTML may appear “new,” or unfamiliar. From this perspective even ostensibly “old” media can be made new through a process of investigating and upsetting our relationship with them. Indeed, much of the push of this project will inquire into the processes which make media old, and how we can put ourselves in a position to experience their disruptive novelty, their transformative potential. 

With our terms clarified, see below for Part I:

A Quick Matter of Terminology

*For “in-text” citations see the Script posted within the Works Cited page