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An Experiment in Remediation

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First off, after all my rants about design and interface really mattering to me, WordPress goes ahead and updates their dashboard. Horrah!

Second, enclosed here is an experiment for you to take a gander at. It is what I’ve called an “enhanced” version of my term paper, complete with colour, formatting, pictures, and typos! So check it out and see if it does anything for you. By that I mean, does the hypermediation of my term paper in any way assist, facilitate, augment or detract from the subject matter? I thoroughly enjoyed designing the experience of the words, and hope at the very least, that you enjoy reading it.

Newseum & Remediation (Enhanced)



Written by jon.

April 4, 2008 at 4:48 pm

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  1. Epic.

    More coming once I actually read it.


    April 4, 2008 at 6:53 pm

  2. v. impressive, jon! i like what you’ve done with your paper. why not turn your paper into hyper-document and/or magazine-style article? nice work.



    April 4, 2008 at 8:30 pm

  3. Alright, I’ve finally read it through. Wow. Give yourself a pat on the back, because this paper is pretty outstanding.

    Despite the Newseum being another pillar of the MSM’s mighty grip on information, it sounds like a really cool place to visit. The whole “see what it’s like to be a journalist” bit is particularly appealing, although as you say, I’m sure there isn’t much emphasis on the part of their jobs where they’re hunched over laptops examining a lot of RSS feeds. In any case, it doesn’t seem like the Newseum is something we have to worry about being an actively negative force out there, even if we feel it promotes remediation by the powers that be (ie. top-down ideology). Maybe I’m wrong, but it doesn’t come across to me as much of a threat when you consider the ever-growing mass of an opposing force, composed of bloggers and so on.

    In regard to the actual layout, I think the hypermediacy you’ve employed works well. I especially enjoy the relevant quotations to be found in a nearby box or just floating in the background. As Ian points out, the style is reminiscent of reading a magazine article. You should try to get this published someplace. Once again, nice work.


    April 21, 2008 at 4:13 am

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