What is real and what is fake? As I post only the most appealing pictures of myself, the most exciting places I visit and the most well-presented and delicious looking food on my social media accounts, I never really stopped to think about the consequences this could have in relation to my identity. Although I… Continue reading Am I Me? Or Am I My Persona?
Media convergence has allowed us to literally have the world at our fingertips, with immeasurable amounts of information and news constantly being accessible through our tiny devices. Taking on this new found status as ‘prosumers’, we are now able to report, share and spread our own opinions with the public via the internet. As stated… Continue reading Citizen Journalism?
Source 1: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bucket_List This source is a film called ‘The Bucket List’, about two older males Carter and Edward, who meet for the first time in hospital after both being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. As Carter begins writing a bucket list of things to do before he dies (originally intended as nothing more than… Continue reading Digital Artefact: Annotated Bibliography
Closely linked to my blog post on prosumers, remix culture is intricately linked with our newfound ability to create. The days of needing a qualification or an expensive contract with a big record label are long gone, as basically anyone can produce music, remixes and compilation videos. With an abundance of material right at our… Continue reading Remixing It Up!
This week’s topic was “Transmedia Narratives”, not to be confused with multimedia, which is the telling of ONE story across multiple platforms, transmedia is the telling of MULTIPLE stories across MULTIPLE platforms. As stated by Henry Jenkins, “Transmedia storytelling represents a process where integral elements of a fiction get dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels… Continue reading The Transmedia World of Cinderella
Katie Bunnell’s reading “Craft and Digital Technology” was the key source, contributing to my understanding of this weeks topic. Within the paper, Bunnell discusses how 20th-century mass production has resulted in the elimination of product individuality. Consumers have started to feel disconnected from their products and the brand itself, due to this uniformity. Obviously, companies… Continue reading Personalise Your Product!
In today’s society, social media is completely taking over! Its power is undeniable and as a result, social media has become an essential part of our daily lives. In the online realm of creators and consumers, the line between the two has become quite blurred. The introduction of various new age media forms has lead… Continue reading YouTube Celebrities