Remediation Characteristics that Appear in the Change of MP3Player I : Re-mediation and Genealogical Change

MP3Player의 변화에서 나타나는 재매개적 특성 I : 계보적 변화와 재매개성

  • Received : 2013.08.01
  • Accepted : 2013.09.26
  • Published : 2013.11.28


iPod Touch provided so various application software beyond the early music playback function, and enhanced its UI to the level of UX. Because of these, it was evaluated as innovative. In addition, even though various images were provided through the Internet, some people still classify MP3P as audio device in its product category. As for how audio device became video or image device and which factor contributed to such happening, there may be various factors, such as social, cultural, and technical change, other than fundamental change of medium itself. This study is regarding medium characteristics of MP3Player. In other words, this study classified genealogical changes, which can be categorized into 4 points. This study also analyzed the property of each point according to this classification. The result of analysis showed that there is a relation with technological as well as social context in such genealogical change in MP3player. Even though there are various elements in the change of a device, it can be suggested that the factors of genealogical change in MP3player are influenced by a totality of social needs and contexts and technical changes.


MP3Player;Remediation;Social Context


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