zoning out' in 'isolation'."I remember my entire first-grade class, family, and friends traveling to the headmaster's house to watch the moon landing because he was the only one who owned a tv" -Mum Throughout the interview with my mum, this was one thing I was hoping I would hear. It was such an interesting concept … Continue reading Recollection
After blissfully creating my own memory filled post about my mother’s experiences with the television I began to ponder some of the other experiences individuals might have had with the TV. It was at this stage I went searching for some more blog posts on the topic and came across Mia’s post, telling the wonderful … Continue reading Reflecting on a reflection
“Imagine if, for your whole life, you had only been looking through one eye, and then scientists allow you to open up the second eye. All of a sudden you’re not just getting more vision, you’re getting a different dimension, a whole new perspective.” How cool would it be if we could also open up … Continue reading Synapse
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
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?
Suicide squad was one of the most anticipated movies of 2016 but sadly came as a massive disappointment to audiences for the production and content quality. Lucky for the movie studio it wasn't the movie that made the revenue. It was the merchandise that accompanied it. Even though the movie wasn't a success, some of the … Continue reading Transmedia Suicide
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
Most people enjoy a good remix of original music, we get to hear the music we already loved changed and turned into something different but we still enjoy the sound. The internet has assisted in this new remix culture craze. With is being easy to share the content on places like youtube and SoundCloud. But this … Continue reading Can TRAP music be a trap?
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
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