Thursday, April 12, 2012
Evolution of media
I thought this was interesting, but I did not understand exactly what the blog was looking for. The article addressed a lot of things we are talking about now, about the evolution of media, the distribution of media to the general public, and the possibility of the public creating more media as new forms become available. Benjamin applied similar terminology and analysis to wooden-block printing, newspapers and lithography/photography that many now apply to facebook and youtube. I don't understand some of his thoughts about fascism, but the term has probably changed quite a bit in meaning since the piece was written.