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remediation

The process of cleaning up environmentally contaminated sites. It may be active, which requires some human intervention,or it may be passive and accomplished through the normal processes of nature. It may be ex situ, in which contaminated material is removed, or in situ, which relies on cleaning mechanisms in place on the property. Processes can include mechanical, chemical, thermal, magnetic separation, manual separation, use of biologic agents, or flushing, to name a few.

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Exploiting Douglas Hofstadter's claim that there is no new knowledge, only the refashioned ideas of previous technological and cultural advancements (Metamagical themas: Questing for the essence of mind and pattern [New York, NY: Basic Books, 1985]), Jay Bolter and Richard Grusin offer a well-documented and convincing, if at times a bit overwrought, argument that new media technologies "remediate" previous technologies.