Social media has become central to many lives worldwide in the past 5-10 years. It is both old and new, though ultimately new. What I mean by this is- ask a 13 year old about ‘MySpace’, and they will respond with a confused expression and probably will ask “what is MySpace?” Ask them about Instagram […]Read more "I haven’t heard of it on Facebook, does it even exist?"
“Power does not reside in institutions, not even the state or large corporations. It is located in the networks that structure society . . .” Networks, believe it or not, are really, truly important. Our society has encountered this online era in which nearly everything we do has been documented in some way online. This […]Read more "Where does power truly reside?"
“… the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time…” – Nathaniel Hawthorne. This statement refers to the vast, ever-changing technological abyss. Technology is being improved upon and updated as we speak. This hence creates an infinitely more accessible pool of information and mediums for […]Read more "Series of technological events"
This project, inspired by George Ella Lyon’s poem ‘Where I’m from’, focused on the travel and adventure part of my life. I am generally quite an adventurous person, and I therefore wanted to capture this within my audiovisual poem. The song playing in the background is used as a non-diagetic soundtrack to my video, as […]Read more "MEDA101 Audiovisual Poem"
Using the official Twitter Analytics site, I have noticed that I don’t engage in Twitter as much as I definitely could. I don’t earn retweets, favourites or even replies very often. I know that in order to create a bigger online persona within the Twitter network, more tweeting~ including live tweeting~ is very much needed. More […]Read more "Perks of being a Twitter wallflower"
Locked appliances VS open platforms AKA Android VS Apple smartphones The benefits of having a phone with open platforms may seem greater than that of closed platforms, though when you look at the bigger picture in relation to smartphones, I believe closed platforms come out on top! Android consists of an open platform, allowing buyers […]Read more "ANDROID VS IPHONE"
Transmedia content can be found in every direction you turn. It involves a story being told in various forms, using different media sites each time. An example that I know and love the most, is Harry Potter! First, the books were released, to then have been backed up by movies, turned into video games, and […]Read more "Harry Potter conforms to transmedia content"