In this week’s lecture and seminar I learnt about the differences between (i) analogue and digitalisation and (ii) being on and offline, and how they link. My reflections on these are:
Analogue media is how the media was produced before the internet. Examples of this are telephone which consists of voice exchange, radio which relays sound, music and voice, and television which consists of moving image/video. Today we have access to all media via the internet with connections possible using any devise and location with wireless capability. Because of this any digital content such as image, sound and data can be delivered via any network and accessed through any digital device. I was very interested in Maria’s lesson and enjoyed it.
In the seminar I learnt what it meant to be both on and offline, and how I can still be online even though I’m not connected the internet. Being online means you can access the internet from where you are through a device such as mobile phone or computer. But, for example, if I post something on social media and then leave the internet, I could still be considered to be online as my post is still live which people can view, like, comment and re-send which means that digital media is always live.
It’s fascinating to think that I’m still online without being on the internet. I also really enjoyed learning about analogue media as it made me consider how quickly consumption of the media has changed.