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MPM107 Introduction

13 Sep
In this post, not only will I be discussing some of my interests with new media, but also a new friend I met.
Today during class we had an interactive “ice breaker” which helped not only make a new friend, but also got the discussion topic of New Media going.
When we were first told we had to introduce another person, I was a little scared, but I actually learned some new things with this exercise. The first thing I learned was that the girl who I sat beside, who was wearing some killer studded boots, was named Tiffany. I also learned that she was from Mississauga. Obviously that started the conversation of commuting, because like any other Ryerson student who lives off campus knows, it can be quite stressful at times, so meeting someone who goes through that same stress everyday can be reassuring that your not the only crazy one (although commuting isn’t that crazy). After we finished talking about the struggle of commuting I learned that Tiffany got into New Media because she liked the blend between technology and media (Although the two of us were a little confused of the real meaning of new media, we’ll before the discussion we had in class). Another interesting thing I learned about Tiffany was that she loves light projection art. At first when she said this, I was a little confused because I had never herd of this before, so the obvious thing to do was to pull up the trusty old Google page and do a search. If you follow this link Light Projection Art you to can see the beauty of this art form. Basically it is graphic art created to be projected on basically anything, but its not simple, it is very complex, and very beautiful. I was so happy to not only have met another commuter, who didn’t think I was crazy for taking 1 1/2 hours to get to school, but I met someone who introduced me to a fascinating form of art that I had no idea existed. All this being said, I could tell that Tiffany would be looking for a creative path to express ideas, and that was what this class would do for her.
As for me, I originally was confused with New Media because I had a difficult time grasping exactly what it was because there were so many examples. After the class discussion about New Media I learned that it was more because New Media changes all the time, so the examples from past years will not fully explain New Media of today.
As to what I am looking to get out of the class, well that is a little simple for me to explain. What I am looking to get out of the class is a better understanding to how certain types of technology, including things like social media sites, affect our society and the content we have access to in different forms. I also would like to be introduced to the many different worlds of technology, including virtual worlds, which I do not know much about, but I think they are fascinating.
So there it is, a little about a classmate, a little about me, but do not worry because I will be back sharing my New Media adventures with you!
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