What to watch for
After completing this lesson, you’ll be able to:
- Describe the current landscape of new media music and video
- Outline the history of recorded music and video
Digital music and video are two central forms of media we engage with online—for most of us, hardly a day goes by that we don’t watch a video online or stream a song.
Let’s spend a bit of time learning about their histories and their presents through the work of previous NMIX 2020 students.
Fall 2015 NMIX 2020 Student Presentations, Music + Video
(1,732 words / 8-10 minutes)
Students in previous sections of NMIX 2020 put together these presentations. They provide an excellent history of the formats and great context for today’s digital media landscape. Spend time Googling / reading about any terms you’re unfamiliar with / curious about, and enjoy!
A very extensive, nicely detailed student project from Fordham University—a nice accompaniment to this lesson if you prefer an audio / video lesson.
- When was the last time you purchased a CD?
- How do you listen to music? (Radio, streaming service, purchased MP3s, etc.)
- Did you ever own an iPod?
- Have you ever shared a video on YouTube, etc.?
- Have you ever broadcast using Periscope?
- Have you ever used online video to learn how to do something?
Words on / reading time for this page: 210 words / 1-3 minutes
Words in / reading time for required readings: 1,732 words / 8-10 minutes
Total words in / reading time for this lesson: 1,942 words / 9-13 minutes