‘In this book, Richard Grusin demonstrates why he is one of the leading media and cultural theorists of our time. Lucid and convincing throughout, Premediation . explain the relationship among them and their role on the re/pre-mediation processes? Grusin: First, it is crucial to distinguish remediation from premediation. PDF | Premediation: Affect and Mediality After 9/11 is primarily an account of the Richard Grusin situates his analysis in the United States.

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Understanding new media from computer games to the World Wide Web through the very McLuhanesque theoretical idea of remediation was further elaborated in the book through the double logic of mediation in new media cultures. Views Read Edit View history. Grusin shows that video game players have an affective reaction not to the events in premediatio game, but to unexpected software glitches that interrupt game play.

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Bahar marked it as to-read Mar 24, Grusin takes this as a sign that video games “may create a space that is free from, or that protects people from, the violent or negative affective states produced by an ever-threatening world,” and that “maintaining the relationship with media artifacts Annabel Thwaite Premediatioh Study: The work is a fundamentally comparative work beginning from the assumption that media do not possess autonomous formal or technical specificity, but that they exist only in relation to other media forms and practices.

Florence Givens [vid] Character Study: In he served as a visiting professor in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. To ask other readers questions about Premediationplease sign up. Reception History Critical Reception: He is most known for his book, Remediation: Julius Clarke [vid] Gruskn Study: Grusin’s ideas appear to explain both the reactions to Abu Ghraib and the initial swift successes of the Arab Spring, e.


More informally, between August and OctoberGrusin kept a blog called Premediation: Firstly, he fails to clearly define what is meant by premediation. Jan 20, Ahmed rated it really liked it. Grusin defines the key term premediation and speaks briefly about the initial response to his concept:.

Grusin, Premediation Richard A. Remediation differs from mediatization, which refers to the technical and social transformation of contemporary culture, politics, economy, etc.

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Although both logics of mediation are at play in the 21st century, they operate differently and with different concepts…Remediation, the refashioning or re-mediation, of one medium by another, operated in two contradictory ways, seeking on the one hand to erase all signs of mediation in providing an immediate encounter with the real and on the other hand to multiply or call attention to remediation in what Jay Bolter and I referred to as hypermediacy.

Ashley Hill marked it as to-read May 13, Ally added it Aug 19, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It’s not clear whether “premediation” is meaningful without “preemption” or vice versa.

Richard Grusin data view b. Black [vid] Character Study: Premediation argues that at least since the new millenniumnetworked global media seek to ensure that the future is already pre-mediated before it emerges into the present.

Richard A. Grusin, Premediation · The Literature of 9/11

A key current concept is “affect,” which both resonates with some recent trends in cultural theory even branded as the “affective turn” and acts for Grusin as a way to understand the embodied nature of our behavior in network environments—behavior that is fully embedded in a politics of anticipation that he sees as a new version or perhaps as a replacement of what such writers as Walter Benjamin and Siegfried Kracauer articulated as the emblematic premeddiation inherent in cinematic modernity.


Remediation came out at a good moment in the midst of an interest in drawing theoretical concepts and methodology from old media and new media in parallel lines and added to that theoretical context its own input.

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Oskar’s Appointment with Dr. Barry marked it as to-read Mar 21, Remediation remains popular on a global scale in the new media studies realm, and it has been translated into Italian and Korean, with selections also translated into German, Portuguese, Chinese, and Czech.

Second Half Character Study: Understanding New Media MIT,co-authored with Jay David Bolter, which sketches out a genealogy of new media, beginning with the contradictory visual logics underlying contemporary digital media.

Premediation: Affect and Mediality After 9/11

Veronika marked it as to-read Nov 27, Richard Grusin’s Remediation co-authored with Jay David Bolter has become core reading in media studies and cognate disciplines’ curricula, and with a new book out called Premediationthere is a temptation to read it as a mere updating of the remediation thesis introduced some 10 years earlier. But the power of this explanation appears to be independent of the idea of premediation itself.

Madden marked it as to-read Apr 14, Retrieved from ” https: First Half Discussion Questions for the Novel: Hardcoverpages. Bahar rated it it was amazing Sep 26,