For my final post for BCM112 I have recorded this Soundcloud podcast in which I talk about my perspective on Twitter and how it has been used. Twitter is a really interesting medium. It provides an unrestricted method in share content across different platforms. It is amazing to think that almost 10 years ago there … More The Wonderful World of Twitter.
This week’s lecture at times was a hard concept to grasp but what I did come away with was the idea of transformation in regards to giving life and personality to an inanimate object. I tried my hand at making a stop motion video, depicting a little Lego garbage man simply going about his job. When … More The Story of a Lego Garbage Man
We live in an age where the majority of the world’s population has access to some kind of telecommunication with the outside would. As a result, the world has become a smaller world where the happenings on the other side of the globe can be made known in an instant. Media platforms such as Twitter give … More Consumer is the New Producer
The Simpsons have been on air for over 25 years. However their reign as the longest running animated series doesn’t just cover the silver screen but also various other platforms, enabling fans of the show to get enthralled and discover more new things about the Simpsons universe. With each addition, the phenomenon expands – this … More Simpsons DOHmination
A prominent ‘media panic’ in society today is the sexualisation of children in the media. Images such as the example below have many worried that due to today’s exposure to the media, children are growing up too fast. This raises issues about the representation of children, art & pornography, censorship and the concept of childhood. However it … More Media Panics or Media Overreactions?
This week’s lecture made it clear that social media has no doubt changed the way people see and interact with their world. It has changed the role of the passive consumer, as Jay Rosen said, “formerly known as the audience”, to an active producer of content that has the potential to be more newsworthy and … More Oh, How The Tables Have Turned – From Audience to Participants