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Schools are haunted by ghosts of old technologies – such as the chalkboard, text-book, overhead projector, attendance register and report card. The technical principles of these ‘dead media’ remain even though the technological artefacts might not. As Eugene Thacker (2014, p.129) puts it: “with dead media, the object is no longer in use, but the form of the object remains active”.
- How are old media forms being translated and ‘remediated’ into ostensibly new forms?
- What disjunctions are evident “between an outmoded or outdated artefact and its still-active technical principle” (Thacker 2014, p.129)?
- What is distinctly new about new media … and what is decidedly old?