This sequence is an example of a Mass Media Principle. Mass Media consumes itself, as one medium turns another into content. When this happens with a re-purposing of older forms of Mass Media & Mass Media content, it is called Necro-media. An example of this can be found in a recent post on Dark Pines Media.
In the case of the post you are presently viewing, I used a screen shot of my earlier post, Fragments in the Wild – Leash Free . I specifically included the comment section, which included Deborah A. Bowman‘s comment and my reply. Also included was a segment of the icons that featured posts I had visited. This screen capture was cropped and processed, turning the screen content into a sequence of images that represent the process of one form of Mass Media consuming another and creating new content and form. This process is happening all the time, but we take it for granted. A photograph becomes content in a post. The post becomes part of the Reader list. A liked post becomes part of a list on some other blog or it gets re-blogged.
Before the internet, a photograph could become a magazine cover or an element of a magazine or news article. An iconic image could become a wall poster, part of a calendar, a component of an advertisement, or a print on a piece of clothing. With today’s technology, it can become a decoration on a cake and then literally consumed as a new form of media. All form of Mass Media can in some manner be converted into a new form . Below is a list of all the posts whose image icons were incorporated into the compositions in this post. Be sure to check out the originals; some are actually part of a longer chain of re-purposing and one in particular could be seen as a type of Necro-Media.