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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Assessing McLuhan "Time has ceased and space has vanished because of new media." - Marshall McLuhan is this New media can make people feel like they've been transported to a faraway place, without beingthere physically. When experiencing new media, people can disconnect withthe physical space thatsurrounds them. Because of new media, we can access information at our fingertips, and aren't required to move or travel for information and entertainment. VALID? HOW New media allows us accessto the past. We can experiencethe cultures of bygone eras as if they are our own. Communication time has diminished severely as a result of new media. Text messages can garner an immediate response fromsomeone who is a distance away. double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. In the past, these correspondences might have taken days through the medium of letters. Television lets people stay where they are to experience the sameentertainment that used to require travelling to someplace like a theatre. Skype video calling can give peoplethe illusion that they are in the same space as someone who may be on the other side of the world. The more media people use, the more their time vanishes. New media can have an addictive, hypnotizing effect, making uslose our sense of time. When watching a movie or surfing the web, we can easily become absorbed into the world on the screen, oblivious to our physical existence. On YouTube, you can find video of decades-old news broadcasts. Things posted to the internet can be accessed at any time. Time can be wasted scrolling the pages of websites like Tumblr, which are available at all times. double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. The glare of screens can shut off people's natural clocks.
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