I’m currently enrolled in Marylhurst University’s English Literature & New Media program, a very new degree option that combines traditional literary studies and critical analysis practice with the tools of the modern age. For me personally, this allows me to express my ideas in multiple media formats, to use whatever form best expresses an idea i might have. It also lets me engage a number of areas I’m fluent in simultaneously, like writing, music, video, and design. In an age where our technological advances seem almost in step with what the wildest science fictions prophets could ever imagine, the ability to articulate my ideas (and as an artist, my work) more transparently is paramount.
I’m still learning as I go, and this blog has always been a kind of living documentary of the process of just what a digital mediast is, so I hope you’ll bear with me. But in the simplest terms (and in my own opinion) it means working with advancing, intuitive technologies to create and share ideas better, and therefore, to connect with one another better as human beings.