The invention of new instruments, ways of playing music, and media for storing music, all have impacted music, musicians, and those who bring music to the general public. Although the advent of computerization has brought about changes in how music is created, the recording industry has perhaps been the most visibly affected by these changes in technology. As the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) aptly puts it, "no other decade in history has contributed as much to the growth of the music industry as the 1990s, the digital decade" . With any radical change, there are both positive and negative consequences of this change, and such consequences depend on the specific viewpoint being considered. Has computer technology had a positive or negative effect on the recording industry?
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Even though our networks are not synonymous with the "cyberspace" created by William Gibson in Neuromancer, the term is now being used to describe any virtual computer environment. It seems that the current acceptance of computers has started a revolution in which man is becoming dependent upon machines. Where can you go without having access to a television or telephone? The widespread use of microprocessors and the data stored on them have created a new medium for artists to demonstrate their abilities. One problem this computer revolution creates is that it is often confused with cyberpunk fiction.
In the following paragraphs will explore issues regarding piracy and ownership, solution to the crisis of intellectual property, and the paradox of invention of new technology. Intellectual property has become much more difficult to maintain because of the enormous capacity of the Internet which is mainly self-regulated and promotes freedom of speech. Art works whether it is an image, a song, or a movie can be easily uploaded and downloaded on the Internet. For example, MP3 files compress music files into a small file thereby allowing users to upload and download much more rapidly and effortlessly. Music-swapping not only not realizing music artists’ efforts and have caused the music industry loose huge amount of record selling and decrease their profits.
The culture surrounding the music was submerged in traditional structures, with the musicians having definite social positions. In modern India, however, the traditional structures have become obsolete. As Kuldeep Kumar noted in a The Economic Times article on April 2011, “This music was essentially c... ... middle of paper ... ...ery aspect has in the past helped classical music survive…” in an article in The Hindu (Venkatraman 2012). Modern artists are free to modify the music suiting to their artistic capabilities, and this adds to the versatility of the art. Many critics of modern transformations claim that younger generations are contaminating the rāgas by not following the structures; this is precisely one of the reasons why these transformations lead to innovations.
Bits are all connected and the movement from physical atoms to digital bits is evident in old media, such as vinyl’s, to new media, where songs are digitally connected Maybe just say where songs are digitial? Instad of digitally connected?. Additionally one main thing that has really impacted media from a small scale, to a mass scale, is the i... ... middle of paper ... ...meanings). So this shows the way traditional human cultures are modeled and how a computer represents this. Foremost, Manovich’s theories show that the possible differentially between old and new media is the fact that New Media is more technologically advanced, and there are major differences in the two forms, through the way that they are displayed digitally.
What 3D printers are enabling is the decentralization of 3D printing of copyrighted object. The increasing awareness of printing objects as counterfeits will generate more copyright infringement to occur. This has been compared to the Internet in the early 2000s allowing millions of people to illegally download music and not think of it as wrong. With the increasing popularity of 3D printers, it has been “…predicted that 3D printing infringement will devalue IP rights and that even the best efforts to stop this surge in infringement will fall short (Depoorter, 2014 p.4) As more people become desensitized to the lack of enforcement of copyright laws; the same as downloading music or other media, the more people will be apt to print others intellection property. (See Footnote 5)
There was a period of time in the postmodern world when a considerable number of works being published, broadcasted, or exhibited were demonstrations of humanities’ creative progression and development. A sense of awe and possibility permeated culture, and human beings were inspired to find new arts, new sciences, new voices; however, somewhere along the way the focus on aesthetics, originality, possibility, and intelligence blurred. It seems so anachronistic that, in a world where pluralism, an ability to engage in any culture, is more widely practiced than ever before thanks to technology, mainstream media has become so limited. Such limited depictions of contemporary culture reduce humanity’s ability to identify the constructed nature of their reality and to imagine possibilities outside of this system. Advancements in technology have made it possible for astonishing inventions such as nearly limitless access to information via the internet, improvements in medical treatments, and a reduction in environmental impact; however, complications have arisen with the way humans interact with digital technology and media.
Editing and the Crisis of Open Source The Free Software movement that began in 1985 and the newer "open source" movement, represented a serious threat to traditional methods of production and distribution. The idea of a non-proprietary method of cultural exchange was and is a radical departure from traditional models that have come to restrict creativity and free exchange. In the ensuing years, there was a gradual drift away from ideas of non-proprietary toward ideas of access to software’s code level. This mirrored an evident diffusion of these “open” ideas into the cultural sphere. Open publishing, open editing, open music, and open culture are now hip buzzwords that point toward a new cultural formation based on a more free exchange of ideas.
The Shallows written by Nicholas Carr, and The Question Concerning Technology written by Martin Heidegger, both incorporate how technology is destroying the quality of human interaction. Both authors’ have a sense of how technology is slowly leading us to an imminent sense of isolation in today’s society. It seems like we have more extended connections in the digital world than we do with our