After 1837 communication became a lot easier in particular communication with people in other countries thanks to the invention of the first commercial electric telegraph. This advance in technology was the beginning of technology as we know it today. Back in 1858 after the successful placement of the first trans-Atlantic cable it took 1 minute … Continue reading BCM206 Week 2 – From Telegraph to Cyberspace
For 7 weeks I took part in live-tweeting throughout a movie during seminars. Doing this created an opportunity for the class to communicate online and share our thoughts using the hashtag #BCM325. This blog post will be a curation of my tweets and will discuss my experience with live-tweeting and what I gained through the process. … Continue reading BCM325 Twitter Contribution
Continuing on from my previous post which you can read here, this post will help further outline my research project about cyber surveillance, take a closer look into research on the topic that I plan to use in the final assignment and discuss the course I will take going forward after conducting all of this research. … Continue reading Cyber Surveillance – Research Project Update
The world today is evolving to incorporate technology into every facet of our lives and we have quickly become a technology reliant society. Technology is now a part of almost everything we do. We use computers to work, to learn, to watch movies and TV, our phones are the first thing we pick up in … Continue reading Cyber Surveillance – Research Proposal
This week in tutorials we watched the 2015 documentary Blackfish. Blackfish is about killer whale Tillikum, captured in the wild at a young age and taken to live and perform in aquatic parks in Canada and The United States. Focusing on the death of trainer Dawn Brancheau, the documentary explores the creature’s extraordinary nature, the … Continue reading The Animal – Blackfish
'Poverty porn' is defined as any type of media, be it written, photographed or filmed, which exploits the poor's condition in order to generate the necessary sympathy for selling newspapers or increasing charitable donations or support for a given cause. It can also be a term used to explain when media is created to generate … Continue reading Poverty Porn // Struggle Street
We live in the era of the selfie, a fast self-portrait taken with a smartphone which then can be shared instantly on social media. The selfie has become a way to instantly communicate where we are, what we're doing and as of 2013 'selfie' is officially a word in the Oxford Dictionary and the dictionaries … Continue reading Narcissism or Empowerment?
in conclusion, my research - discussed in my previous post – brought back some very mixed responses to my original question of if how television audiences use social media during and after watching television shows hinders or enhances the watching experience as a whole. Although mixed, the main results discovered were this: it became apparent … Continue reading Digital Storytelling Post 4 – Conclusion
To get a better idea of if how television audiences use social media during and after watching television shows hinders or enhances the watching experience as a whole. I posed a short survey online which was open for 2 weeks and it received 20 responses. The first question I asked was the basic “Are you currently … Continue reading Digital Storytelling Post 3 – My Findings
In my last post I briefly touched on the rise in audience participation while watching television. This increase in audience participation has led to television creatives in the television industry to believe that the traditional television is in danger of becoming the second screen to other devices including IPhones, other smartphones, IPads and tablets, laptops etc. … Continue reading Digital Storytelling Post 2 – What Have Other People Said?