“What Is New Media?” Essay

The Essay: This essay will examine the question, “What is new Media?” in order to define what New Media is. The major ideas, authors, and works that will be examined are Marshall McLuhan’s “Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man” (1964); Vin Crosbie’s “What is new media?” (1998); and Sherry Turkle’s “The Second Self: Computers and … Continue reading “What Is New Media?” Essay

Marshall McLuhan, Video Games, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

This essay talks about video games in the context of Marshall McLuhan's thought of seeing all kinds of media as extensions of ourselves. It talks about how video games are an extension of our imagination, just as wheels are extensions of our legs. One of the main goals of modern video games is immersion. The … Continue reading Marshall McLuhan, Video Games, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty