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The Passenger or the search for identity (FW31)

Wigs of Wonderment
David Chapman
Wigs of Wonderment
Any act of documentation is an act of translation. To commit to media is inevitably to reconfigure the experience being documented. If something is escapably lost in this process, it is also to be hoped that something else is gained, something particular that is specific to the media itself. Multimedia, as the name implies, is largely predicated on other discrete forms and practices that have been, to borrow Bolter and Grusin’s phrase, ‘remediated’ - reconfigured through a media technology which simultaneously, and paradoxically, promises both a greater level of immediacy and transparency, while also clearly announcing itself as a new and distinct form.