We are in the midst of sweeping changes in media forms. As in any transitional time, we are part of a rich dialectic between the familiar and the new. In the process, we are witnessing a vigorous evolution of the fundamental attributes of media: aesthetic, economic, cultural, social, and political.

My concern is the poetics - the design - of New Media forms. Each of my research projects examines a different aspect of a single question: "What are the poetics of New Media?" The core of my research is a search for the critical design parameters within the broad family of New Media forms. I address a series of related questions in this direction. What are these new design parameters? How is the design of New Media forms rooted in the design of older forms? What are the emergent and future poetics of New Media

Ambient Video
Interactive Narrative
Games and Learning
Jim Bizzocchi

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