The online persona. Everyones heard of it and nearly everyones got one. Online personas are the curation of ourselves that we present to others through social media. Your instagram feed may be an artistic collection of photos carefully ordered to create a certain aesthetic. Your facebook may be a timeline of certain photos or … Continue reading The Online Persona
The topic of closed source and open source technology is becoming increasingly important as tensions arise over cybersecurity and intellectual property. Closed source often refers to technologies that are uncustomisable and, therefore, open source technologies are customisable. New technologies surrounding 3D printing have seen it grow in popularity and become almost mainstream. Generally, 3D printing … Continue reading MakerBot & 3D Printing
Transmedia Telling multiple stories over multiple mediums to form a cohesive whole. The power of transmedia lies in the ability of the audience to form a cohesive story within their heads no matter what medium they enter at and without necessarily knowing it. This is why transmedia marketing is often used for product releases such … Continue reading The Blair Witch (Transmedia) Project
Copyright: the exclusive right to make copies, license, and otherwise exploit a literary, musical, or artistic work, whether printed, audio, video, etc.: works granted such right by law on or after January 1, 1978, are protected for the lifetime of the author or creator and for a period of 70 years after his or her death. … Continue reading Copyright
Overtime, remixes and the remixer have increased in popularity to the point of today, where even those who aren't overly engaged in remix music or fans of it, could give a pretty solid explanation of what it is. However, it's important to note that remixing is far more broad than what initially comes to mind. … Continue reading Remix Culture
It's easy to pass up the power of memes... Until you realise that they are little packets of information created to sell you something whether you like it or not. With legacy media, you only ever get the story which has framed an event - often with emotion to ensure reaction. Memes on the other … Continue reading Memes? … You mean Propaganda?
The days of passive media consumption are over. Content from legacy media is no longer just consumed. It is questioned, conversed, debated, remixed, recontextualised... the list goes on. The internet has morphed our role into that of a produser in an interconnected paradigm of sharing and consuming information. But it has also allowed us to … Continue reading The future of journalism