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Introductory lecture/agenda for COM300, UW.

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  • basic concepts of new media Introduction 05 January 2009 Kathy E. Gill
  • Agenda
    • Syllabus Review
    • Course Structure
    • What Is New Media?
  • New media (1/2)
    • Term has been used since the 1970s by researchers conducting social, psychological, economic, political and cultural studies of information and communication technologies (ICTs)
  • New media (2/2)
    • Some definitions focus on computer technology, others focus on interactivity
    • Differences:
      • Audiences not heterogeneous
      • Control shifts from communicator to audience
  • Facilitates Conversation
    • The “audience” becomes the “creator”
    • Disruptive -> breaks mass media mold
      • Is this new?
    • MultiMedia
  • Geek Speak
    • Internet 101:
      • What is a “URL”
      • What is a browser?
      • What are protocols?
  • Lab On Wednesday
    • Set up blogs for the class
    • Demo eReserve