Art Term

New media

A term new media is used to describe the sophisticated new technologies that have become available to artists since the late 1980s that can enable the digital production and distribution of art

Young person experimenting with digital programme on laptop and ipad

Digital Hijackers

New media defines the mass influx of media, from the CD-Rom to the mobile phone and the world wide web. Websites like MySpace and YouTube are key aspects of new media, being places that can distribute art to millions of people at the click of a button.