Building an online persona.

An online persona is is an ID that an internet user creates online. This could be exactly who they are or it could be the complete opposite. In this day and  age everyone is online and majority are a part of social media in one way or another, whether this be Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or…

Let us all be journos

Consumers are no longer just taking in information, they are now becoming producers and creating content. Considering that society seems to be consistently attached to their phones majority, if not all mobile devices are equip with cameras that are capable of recording particular events and issues. This can range from a problem arising in a…

Remix Culture

Due to audiences becoming more and more online, people are now going from being consumers to producers just by remixing original content in order to create something new. This is known as remix culture. This is where an individual takes an original piece of work and changes the piece to become a completely new product. Here…

Digital Artefact

So myself and two other girls are working together to promote random acts of kindness and to spread happiness. So far we have gone around giving things out ranging from chocolates, flowers or cards with cheesy pick up lines and compliments on them in order to brighten someone else’s day. We then post it on our…

Transmedia

A lot of people would have seen Star Wars and if they have not seen it then they have at least heard of it and know a little bit about it. I believe that this is due to the the variety of entry points Star Wars which includes movies, comics, books, video games, figurines and…

Stop Motion Animation

Due to the world now being so much more digitally inept we are able to bring non moving objects to life. One that fascinates me the most is stop motion. I remember when I was a kid and there use to be one on after a cartoon I use to watch which was called Soupe Opera on ABC….

Citizen Journalism

In this day and age everybody is online and something that I thought I knew but realised I did not really take much notice of is that the internet enables the people who were once a passive audience to actually become active and share, participate and discuss their own opinions mainly through social media about what…

Apple VS Android

In this weeks lecture we learnt about platforms, permission and ideologies in technological convergence. The thing that firstly struck my attention was how far technology has advanced regarding telephones. How they use to be these huge things that horses were once used to carry them, then as times moved forward the devices became smaller. Now…

Copyright

Copyright was something that I knew of and had a simple understanding of until the lecture of BCM112. So what I got out of it was that copyright is a law that protects an individuals creation and in order to use, remake or share a certain persons creation you have to seek permission first from…

The Medium is the Message.

The medium is the message. When I first read and heard that my instant reaction was,”what in the world does that mean?!”  Although our lecturer had informed everyone in the seminar that “a medium is an extension of ourselves.” Which could be anything ranging from a chair, to clothes, shoes and so on and so forth….

The Beginning.

Here goes, the first blog post of many more to come.  I am a first year Communications and Media student at the University of Wollongong. To say the least this first week has been quite overwhelming, which I imagine has been the same for many other students as well. I was glad to see that…