Digital Mixtape: from scratching vinyl to scratch discs
By Fackson Banda, Shalen Gajadhar, Paul Greenway
New media represents a continuum of learning. It involves a changes of attitude towards new technology, re-skilling in response to that technology and availability of and access to these technologies. In a small roundtable held at the School of Journalism and Media Studies Professor Fackson Banda, Shalen Gajadhar and Paul Greenway emphasised that fact that new media, rather than being treated in silos, represents 'multimedia'. Professor Banda, who teaches technology policy and regulation, said 'The new exists side by side with the old, and so its not about supplanting but complementing. Journalism education is in an age of digital mixtape.' Paul Greenway, a musician and photojournalism lecturer, said that new technologies has allowed him to develop effective soundslides which would not be possible without the ability to converge supposedly disparate technologies onto one platform.