Lev Manovich's Principles of New Media Considered

According to Lev Manovich's Wikipedia entry, new media has the following attributes (illustrations supplied by the present blog):

1. Numerical representation: new media objects exist as data


2. Modularity: the different elements of new media exist independently

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3. Automation: new media objects can be created and modified automatically

DeLappe Artist's MouseDeLappe 2

4. Variability: new media objects exist in multiple versions



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Kurt Ralske, MOMA display screens

5. Transcoding: a new media object can be converted into another format

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teledaisy westerman still (fuzzy)