Extra medium: documenting a mood of speculation
thesisposted on 22.05.2021, 12:56 by Daniel Schrempf
Extra Medium is an experiment that seeks to explore the impact of today’s rapidly changing media environment. Through the traditional use of interviews, as well as manipulations of the traditional documentary framework, this project seeks to tease out a nuanced angle from a larger cultural environment of media saturation. It seeks to answer this question: what is the cultural impact of the widespread adoption of smartphones and social media in the last ten years? It proposes that the inclination of generation Y and Z towards activities rooted in the physical and tactile – in particular, analog photography – is a manifestation of anxiety surrounding a new and changing media environment.