We’re all a little famous

Fame and fortune are no longer out of reach! Everyday people are beginning to gain fame. How, you ask? MEDIA PERSONAS! It is as simple as creating an account (persona) on a media site(s) and becoming a micro-celebrity by distributing digital objects online; eg. videos, images, etc. But when posting to media using a persona, are…

A world of Journalists

Nowadays everyone is a journalist. From real life reporting journalists to teens with mobile phones using social media sites. With the growth of technology, everyone with a mobile device at reach can report the news – whether it be bullying/fights in schools or something happening down the street. Posts on social media platforms seem to…

DA Annotated Bibliography

Digital Artefact: VoxPops – interviewing students in regards to their thoughts and opinions on current news issues. Sources: JRNL101 Tutorial A journalism tutorial which consisted of doing VoxPops sparked an idea when needing something to do for my digital artefact. When thinking about it I had no idea what kind of VoxPops I would do,…

The manipulation of music

When hearing a remix of a song it is usually upbeat and almost always makes you want to get up and dance. Basically anybody is able to manipulate sounds and alter parts of a musical item in order to create something different. Remixes are made using all genres of music, not just pop music. Remixed…

The progression of ‘Maze Runner’

The progression of ‘Maze Runner’ over multiple platforms happened quickly after the release of the book. Things such as comics, games, movies, and the film’s soundtrack were quickly circulated. But why? Why was this book scattered over many channels? To gain the interest and engagement of a broader audience! By spreading the text across further…

The perfection of a glitch

When researching glitch art I came across a quote by glitch artist Ben Baker-Smith, which I felt thoroughly explained glitch art: “The Internet itself is both a medium and a platform for media—a very accessible and flexible one… So in one sense it functions like other mediums, providing a range of documented and undocumented material…

Consumer to prosumer

Social media plays a large role in our society and is highly utilized. With the mobilization of Facebook, coordination of Twitter and dissemination of YouTube, we, the consumers, are able to become the producers of media/content. With the internet being dialogic by design, it leaves room for anyone to broadcast. Whilst there can be many…

A Continued Battle

Apple vs. Android. A battle of the fittest; one that has continued over the last decade. But when it comes to picking between these two products, which is the best? After a little research online I compared the two and began wondering whether my choice in an Apple product was the right one? Being the…

©

Copyright is such a terrible thing when trying to review a video game on YouTube or post a Flipagram video on a friend’s Facebook wall for their birthday. When thinking of copyright I thought of Authors and Music Artists, not bloggers. Before going into detail about copyright I wasn’t completely aware of the extent of…

“The medium is the message.”

“The medium is the message.” I’ve taken my time to blog about this particular post as I wasn’t quite sure how to grasp McLuhan’s phrase. When first hearing this phrase I was very unsure how to perceive it, but after some time thinking it over I’ve come to a conclusion. During a BCM112 lecture we…