Happy Potter Strikes Again

Find where I posted it on Imgur Robert Entman suggests that “to frame is to select some aspects of a perceived reality and make them more salient in a communicating text.” That means, to choose key parts of something’s identity and piece them together to create a story which highlights those particular desired aspects. This process … Continue reading Happy Potter Strikes Again

When the Cathedral meets the Bazaar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppKohUQPx6U&feature=youtu.be When applying it to the field of communications and media, we like to think of Eric S. Raymond’s concept of the cathedral and of the bazaar as two binary poles. That we can only have one at the exclusion of the other. It is easy to think this way. The cathedral is symbolic for … Continue reading When the Cathedral meets the Bazaar

A New Reality

Find my .gif on Giphy Academics like Henry Jenkins tend to highlight the logistical elements of transmedia narratives. Generally, this includes things like “creating different points of entry for different audience segments” and the creation of “complex fictional worlds which can sustain multiple interrelated characters and their stories”. Admittedly, many popular franchises come to mind … Continue reading A New Reality

You Wouldn’t Steal a Hedwig

Copyright aims to control the spread of memes because the industry wants to control content and ideas. My remediation this week is an example of how this model of highly restrictive copyright is incompatible with the internet. The internet is open source, no matter how much big businesses try to create control and scarcity. Produsers, … Continue reading You Wouldn’t Steal a Hedwig

World of Internet Warcraft

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0tqJ3vXxuk The rise of digital and social media has led to a change in how messages, ideas and ideologies are propagated. Anyone with these technologies can produce, aggregate and curate content, without being a professional communicator, and I was inspired this week to do just that. The information people want to portray can be easily … Continue reading World of Internet Warcraft

We Are the New Media

Find where I posted it on Imgur The post-industrial digital-age has enabled citizen-journalists and media makers to be considered respectable, or at least view-worthy, authorities because they are unique in their production style. Audiences appreciate the unpackaged, unfiltered style of citizen media as it affords the proliferation of both a diversity of perspectives and of … Continue reading We Are the New Media

The Internet: Connective, Collective

In 2018, the internet dominates over legacy media. Its network configuration affords dialogic conversation from many people to many other people. Media can now be consumed, produced and remixed by anyone, due to its inherent ubiquitous connectivity (i.e. it is cheap, participatory and immediate). Social networks allow for a new mode of participation where we … Continue reading The Internet: Connective, Collective

Kardashian is the Message

https://youtu.be/C2JvuM6EsuY The concept—the medium is the message—is best understood not through its literal meaning, but through the visible impacts it has on society. Take the ‘Kardashian effect’ for example. The use of reality television and social media (medium) to portray the luxurious lives of the Kardashians, has had the effect of audiences wanting to be … Continue reading Kardashian is the Message