Transmedia storytelling is defined in formal terms by Henry Jenkins which I won't regurgitate in this post because you can read that definition here or on many other sources revolving around the topic. In my own understanding of the term, transmedia storytelling is the unexpected, new and exciting features that transpire from one entertaining narrative. So, for … Continue reading The music that keeps on giving
John Philip Sousa could have possibly be the reason why remix culture never thrived. Sousa campaigned for stricter copyright laws arguing that there was a cultural emptiness from the mechanical forms of art (Lessig 2008, p. 24). He was totally convinced that our culture would become less democratic, fewer people would be able to access … Continue reading Remix Culture
The stories on the commercial news channels such as Nine, Ten and Prime Seven, are heavily censored and generally focused on relative Australian events. The coverage on the havoc happening overseas is not something we hear much about and a lot of the stories on the war in Syria are speculation or fabricated. There are … Continue reading Take a seat and tune in
Mark Frederman's article 'What is the meaning of The Medium of the message' explains Marshal McLuhan's theory for digital media in a less literal sense of how the Medium risks to override the importance of the content, and looks at the big picture in what new media is doing to for social behaviours and interactions. Often when new … Continue reading Little did you know..
Television seems to be a norm in everyday life, it's relied on for entertainment, current affairs, and just generally educating ones self on the world. I'd like to think not too many of my childhood memories involve the Tele, however I have plenty of flashbacks to when I would rush home after school on a … Continue reading Back in my day..
Monday's lecture came as a surprise, I least expected to question all the life choices I have made in life up until this point. It stunned me a little, I was left pondering life as I walked through the rain to a Lionel Richie classic, only I could hear. In all seriousness though, the questions … Continue reading The Dilemma I have with Technology