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An umbrella term often treated as synonymous with new media or computer-mediated communication. A distinction can be made between media which are based on encoded physical qualities such as light or sound waves through the re-encoding of analogue information (e.g. with digital cameras or digital sound equipment), and media which are based on the re-encoding of previously encoded cultural forms such as such as writing, mathematics, linear perspective, or the Cartesian coordinate system that is used to represent physical space in virtual reality applications.

Subjects: Media Studies — Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art.

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