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Introduction chapter 2

Communication models of 'one to one', of 'one to many' and of 'many to many' evolved. The term 'virtual' was introduced when digital technologies entered the media arena in the second half of the 20th century and was used for mediated communication facilitated by these digital technologies. Of course, long before the digital technologies were developed, humankind had found many ways to transcend the limits of time and place. But the digital technologies facilitate an entirely different scale of memory, tracing and tracking capabilities, speed of calculation, reproduction and representation possibilities than could be imagined only a few decades ago.

  • description, argument, general history

    Different scale and different media in one communication process

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    Through the use of media people try to overcome the boundaries of time and place to which our physical bodies are bound. With the ...

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    Diagram 2: In one communication trajectory information and communication pass through different media spaces

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    Diagram 3: What is communicated in which way via which medium, and how these influence each other, is often unclear.

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    Diagram 1: every medium uses distinct time-space configurations

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    Patterns between presence and absence

    Caroline Nevejan –

    In the patterns of presence and absence in the variety of mediated and unmediated forms, people produce and reproduce social ...

  • description, concept, specific

    Focus on mediation and witnessing

    Caroline Nevejan –

    Below I will first make an inventory of presence technologies that exist today, dd. 2006. Then I will sketch current presence research ...