So I’ve recently discovered that the Preview program on my Macbook Pro can cut around photos like Photoshop… naturally I’ve spent an hour messing around and coming up with the beautiful image above. First of all, I haven’t won anything (yet), I’ve simply been nominated to win a few awards in our BCM110 and BCM112 … More The Last Supper (Lecture)
One of the most interesting, dangerous and compelling parts of new mediums and the Internet is our online persona. Our online persona is the side of us we choose to display, curate and present to the world. They could be based on ourselves, on our secret desires and behaviours, or be completely different – the … More PewDieHide
As technology becomes more and more widespread, it is safe to say that nearly everyone has a smartphone on them. This smartphone becomes the tool of the “citizen journalist”, with Internet access to share information or opinion, plus a camera to take videos and photos. And with no filter over what can be shared on … More Someone Take the Camera off the Baby…!
Myself, along with three others in my BCM112 class, have collaborated on our Digital Artefact and created Five Second Summaries. It’s a Vine-based presence where we summarise aspects of our lives (primarily university-based, but also our extracurricular activities) into a short entertaining video. We also have a presence on our Facebook page, and on Twitter through the … More Annotated Bibliography
Remixing is already being used by people such as DJ’s to take content, recreate and shape it, and present it as a new product. Nowadays, with the rise of memes and platforms such as Dubsmash (an app that puts audio over your own videos), remixing is moving into the public spotlight. By using other’s work … More Shia Inspire
We have evolved. No longer do we simply read a book and put it down; now we can read novels, watch their corresponding TV shows and movies, engage with their worlds through the Internet and video games, and even add to it ourselves. This is the phenomenon known as transmedia storytelling – where a single … More All Aboard the Transmedia Train
Digital art has come about through the manipulation of materials – tweaking and transforming it into something new. Glitch art is an example of this craft making, and it is surprisingly easy to do, even for someone like me with no experience. Instead of cutting and pasting images together on paper, or developing negatives in different … More G~L~I~T~C~H
“Prosumer” – the new buzz word in regards to media audiences. Audiences are no longer simply consumers; their role in the media industry has evolved and changed alongside the convergence of media. Content is more accessible to audiences, and they can even create their own. Voila! A prosumer – an audience member that interacts and creates their own … More Pro’s and Con’s
I’d like to begin by making it clear that although I’ll try not to be biased, I’m an Apple user. Interpret that how you will. It seems that technology has become so ingrained into our way of life that we literally cannot let go of it! Our smartphones have become an extension of ourselves to the … More Branded!
Ok, so maybe corporations aren’t as evil as all that. But copyright can mean many different things depending on the position of the individual. Copyright’s intentions are to protect the integrity of someone’s ideas by allowing them to limit access or use of their original work. Companies can use the laws to stop others using songs, sections of … More Copyright – Cage or Creativity?