This book provides an accessible and much needed introduction to the diversity of multimedia appearing and proliferating in our society. The phenomenal growth of multimedia has given rise to debates on the role of technology, the skills required for their production and use, and the ethics and politics involved in these new embodied interactions.
Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin (1999) use the term ‘remediation’ to explore the changes to textuality that have accompanied the development of multimedia. They describe:
… a double logic of remediation. Our culture wants to both multiply its media and to erase all traces of mediation: ...