Mask On, Mask Off- 7 Billion People, 14 Billion Faces

Who are you? When are you most ‘you’? At work, school, uni- with friends, family or colleagues? Or is it when you are behind your computer keypad? When no one really knows you but YOU are being you? Confused yet? Source: Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxyRy_xw-cU   This is all about personas and how you change yourself in different situations … Continue reading Mask On, Mask Off- 7 Billion People, 14 Billion Faces

Open Sesame!?!- Are You an Open or Closed System?

Different companies have different operating software, now I am not a computer nerd so I do not know the full details. However, I do know a little about open and closed sources: Open Source Software (OSS): "is distributed under a licensing agreement which allows computer code to be shared, viewed and modified by other users and … Continue reading Open Sesame!?!- Are You an Open or Closed System?

“Which Way Did You Come?”- The Many Paths of the Transmedia Storytelling Universe

Transmedia storytelling: "uses multiple media platforms to tell a narrative across time. The audience becomes actively involved, elevated to social and creative collaborators. They become stakeholders in the transmedia experience alongside the brand or cause." The advancement of technology has helped increase the number of platforms and mediums used to explore these stories and broaden … Continue reading “Which Way Did You Come?”- The Many Paths of the Transmedia Storytelling Universe

“Stop Copying Me” “Stop Copying Me”- The Issue with Pesky Copyright Laws

Copyright: is a form of intellectual property that protects the original expression of ideas. It enables creators to manage how their content is used.”  Certain forms of expression, such as text, images and music, are automatically covered by copyright under the Copyright Act. It is used so that artist can publicly display their work without fear of it … Continue reading “Stop Copying Me” “Stop Copying Me”- The Issue with Pesky Copyright Laws

The O.C. -Original Content: The World of Remixes

Original Content is "something that was never said before i.e. content that was never published online. In reality though finding content that is considered original is very rare (at least for the average blogger or publisher) Remixing is defined as the act of rearranging, combining, editorializing, and adding originals to create something entirely new The notion … Continue reading The O.C. -Original Content: The World of Remixes

#BCM112 Death by Digitisation: The Change in Times and Loss of Legacy Media

Shackled and closed in... That is how many people feel about 'legacy media' today, now that we have the internet at our fingertips. Legacy media, particularly newspaper, has suffered massive losses in their production and profits in recent years, thanks to everyone’s favourite medium: the internet! In 2015, newspaper's “weekday circulation fell 7% and Sunday … Continue reading #BCM112 Death by Digitisation: The Change in Times and Loss of Legacy Media

#BCM112 the-the-the- THE GLITCH?!?!

Craft. Glitch. Two different things, right? One is a beautiful art-form that all artists aspire to achieve and the other, a simply annoying computing error…right? Wrong! In the modernised world, even glitches have become have a craft in themselves, the result being- a completely altered meaning of what is a craft and how it is used. … Continue reading #BCM112 the-the-the- THE GLITCH?!?!

#BCM112 Me(me)dium Overload

The dreaded words: THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE (Say what?) Although it is often difficult to understand this concept, due to its abstract and philosophical background, it is one of the most important and interesting concepts in communication studies. It shows the interdependent relationship between what the message is and how it is communicated and, … Continue reading #BCM112 Me(me)dium Overload