Information in the twenty-first century can be at our fingertips in an instant. Through the technology of the mobile phone, computer, and television, we are alerted to information of international, national, local, and personal significance. Immediacy interrogates and explores the interrelationship between the political and cultural values as identified in the various codes within western mainstream news media. I examine the cultural implications of the shift from print to digital technology by challenging the concept of the book. Information in the twenty-first century can be at our fingertips in an instant. Through the technology of the mobile phone, computer, and television, we are alerted to information of international, national, local, and personal significance. Immediacy interrogates and explores the interrelationship between the political and cultural values as identified in the various codes within western mainstream news media. I examine the cultural implications of the shift from print to digital technology by challenging the concept of the book. 
This theoretical and creative research, in the form of reflexive application, is an analysis of the use of repetition, framing and codes in western mainstream news media specifically focusing on the cultural implications of the shift of communication technologies from print to digital. The creative component of this exhibition consists of extracted images and text from western mainstream news media. The act of extracting and freezing images from continuously changing digital information is key to this research, allowing art gallery visitors to focus and re-engage with too readily dismissed information on screen. I examine the future of print by including digital and traditional print techniques, on paper, on screens, and in books, in an investigation of the links between the different technologies.

September 11 2001 is a pivotal point in contemporary history. I use the media response to that event as a vehicle with which to examine the cultural effects of current media transitions. Coverage of this event magnified the use of codes, framing and repetition in subsequent media interpretations. Therefore the images and text associated with that event are central to my research.

 

Accountability Transparency

 

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