Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Effective Expression in New Media

How free can a new media statement be. Is there something about a free new media platform which enables something that may not exist otherwise with the ease one may want or expect. I would note that sense of finding a voice, but may there be something about new media platforms which enables a heightened sense of expression, a greater precision, if it is let do so. This may make for finding a voice, harder, but perhaps more effective, a kind of considered freedom.

Well, there is that sense of extended expression, the way one does not necessarily make statements that exist without reference to a past stream of statements. This is perhaps a consequence of the way new media platforms sit expression.

Because this is new, it is possible for me and no doubt others to think about the earlier days of doing this. In fact it produces a kind of shock, as one's expressions hang there in time, if they are not deleted. But I find it is an advantage, and there is always the possibility of deleting things which may not fit well into that stream of expression.

That is one deletes, not because what one says may be unwise, which may or may not be the case, but because what one says it not consistent with the sense of being one creates in a stream of new media outputs, because over time that overrides other considerations. This of course can include images and other kinds of expression. In fact new media expression may make for a consistency and growth often missing in expression.

So one has the possibility of creating an artifact of expression in one's output on social media, that over time becomes powered by some core expressive need. How does this interface with the needs of business.

Perhaps well, in the sense that one can create an extended expression of this business need as well, and make for complexities of expression that may not be captured in other ways. That is, for large complex decisions, that can have a considerable effect over time, it may enable an extended consideration. That is, a more effective expression.

Now this points to the personal and the business converging, or perhaps more properly, emerging, closely and maintaining this closeness. It may point to a social business being able to dip into the personal in its evolution, if we consider that this creative source, is a power to business, that it may want to hold onto at a later date in its development.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New Media Developing Value

It could be said that the life of a new media product shines bright at the time it is developed, from some perspectives. That is, one can see that its production as an idea that will find life on the Internet may be most sensitive to all the constraints that exist when the idea is manufactured.

One can see these constraints as: something that others will find of interest in some way, looking at it from a new media perspective, and something that the developer may find a certain passion to develop it, and what is possible in terms of the technology to develop. I am thinking more of bespoke developments.

Bespoke in two ways: bespoke in a concept of a unique and hand tailored way, and also bespoke in the sense of being flexible and tailored to the interest of the developer. Why do I say this, because in new media there may be an opportunity to enable more the production of those things which produce content that tends to be seen as more created rather than made.

But of course it is those things which can add such value, and enduring value.

But one expects the interest of the developer to coincide with some segment that shares such interest. I am thinking here of a whole greater than text for example, in particular a sensibility expressed in the development that may meld with the sensibility of that segment.

Here we come back to a native sense of texture to new media, in that melding. That is the hard idea, the words, the expression, the message, slinks back to a context that makes a textured, varied experience.

But in that slinking, can we see a way to expand the audience, and as well to enhance the experience of those who may be attracted to the hard content.

Again we can see that idea of enhanced adaptability, we have noted as a possibility in a hypothetical new media company. But here we see it as work in product development.

One can note that there may be a strong intentionality in the production of art, or even a structuring intentionality producing it, or there may not be. Here though the idea of texture, makes for a looser kind of intentionality than we might otherwise expect in product development, giving space for such creative acts.

Which makes for a possible role in content in enabling new growth, in addition to technological development, a role for the creative impulse, closer to the product and hints at a more enduring sense of value in product.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Finding Value in New Media

One might consider that interaction is important in social media. But being there for a while, it may be the case, that like a bird in the tree, one prefers to sing and if other wish to listen, good for them (but the fact they may be listening keeps one going). But it may also be the case that one does not know what the effect of an input is. Nonetheless, the birds have a reason for singing. The idea of making statements with no functional aim, becomes a possibility.

But what may tend to happen, is that the aim becomes rather to enhance or join the set of statements made in the past or recent past, as one drops it in. So the actual set of past statements becomes alive and important.

In conversations this may not necessarily be the case, I might say, indeed one may tend to prefer it not to be the case, from time to time. That is each statement has a strong functional aim from a wide set of possibilities one does not want diminished by past statements.

So can new media move between these points, or does it have a bias towards a point. That is, can we see new media as tending to be a kind of conversation where each statement is a texture within a long set of statements.

So one does not need in a way to necessarily make strong affective statements. One just needs to add something to the stream of outputs. So when somebody new follows one, they come into a connective structure of statements, but lightly connected, initially, by a perceived sense of self, only. That could grow to something more concrete and expressive. That is, expression grows.

Here news inputs perhaps amplify this, creating a powerful song around a topic, but that fades as time progresses. Each individual voice in this, is precisely that, the individual becoming involved in an amplified whole.

It is an idea of freedom, where freedom is about expression itself. I do not necessarily find such activity an easy thing, because it is so free, and perhaps necessarily so, but it has a compelling sense of unspecified direction almost, from both one's activity and the activity of others, that keeps one there. That is, it amplifies the sense of interaction, without necessarily amplifying the why of it. So one does it, but one really does it for something, without that getting in the way of doing it. Not always, but sometimes.

And, on more concrete ground, it is that possibility that here the social and the idea of news may be making for something new. Ideas fight out possibilities in real time, and one can perhaps see winners emerge from this, for a time, perhaps even optimised by all constraints.

That is, social news: news from a free, expressive social interaction, enabled by novelties of advancing technology. But something that maybe can evolve without losing that expressive power, to a state closer that that which can be readily valued. Unless it is already there.