Seeing through the Persona

  Social media was developed for connection, it allows people to share information through creation. Which is precisely why celebrities use social media to connect with their audiences. This simple insight into their desired lives makes people believe they have gained a once unattainable connection to their favorite celebrity. Take twitter for example, you see … Continue reading Seeing through the Persona

Is Closed Source becoming a Ghost?

  User empowerment has become a common point of topic when talking about content production and control. And in turn with the rise of audience participation has come about the discussion of open and closed source technology. Open source is software available for the general public to use and modify from its original design free of … Continue reading Is Closed Source becoming a Ghost?

Originality is Dead

After years of continual updates and campaigns for the ethical and legal implications of intellectual property and copyright issues, the system has veered away from its original purpose. Commonly our deep-rooted commitments to promoting free speech and creativity/ innovation seem to disappear as soon as someone mentions that it could be 'infringement' or 'copyrighted'. Meaning that … Continue reading Originality is Dead

MEME

Meme's, whether you like it or not, are constantly involved in our online and offline lives. It seem's that overnight memes have become one of the most powerful and widespread sources of communication that we currently have. https://www.theverge.com/2017/1/10/14223264/meme-economy-reddit-stock-market Generally, Meme's have a connection to our everyday lives. They can be funny, relatable or contain a … Continue reading MEME

The Public Sphere

Issues are always up for debate in this new age of technology, as audiences and users we are constantly exposed to the issues that are present in our society regardless of whether you read the news anymore. This discussion can be described as the public sphere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEAWc6FuRsI One of the current issues in the media … Continue reading The Public Sphere