Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Chapters 7-9

Time was extremely interesting, because it’s basically rewriting history. It engages the audience into a historical documentary. A series of three questions will be asked during the movie; each question is shown on screen and read aloud by a digital voiced narrator. Questions such as “What is the most pressing issue facing the world today” (Bolter).By doing this is getting your audience interactive, and more pleasurable to watch. The audience will analyze the history, and provide feedback by applauding their answers. Despite the fact, this isn’t an unusual experience because we make choices all the time in everyday life. When we go outline shopping we select choices according our preference, or watch a DVD you make a choice of what type of format, wide screen, and full screen.

I especially enjoy how Bolter stresses the important of digital art work. The design, the layout, the performance, and the content are the things the audience plays most attention to. According to the book it reawakens our awareness to the context. This is true, because as a student in college unable to realize that this is the only thing I play attention to. Since I’m a communication major, and my job focuses on creating flyers and websites, I should move toward every design tasks with the dual focus of transparency and reflectivity.


  1. An important lesson learned, about design, and also about the extent to which history is a construction (but not a complete fabrication).

  2. It's interesting that the masses control the message in the piece and yet that's really what happens in everyday life as well.