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….

Convergent Media

“By convergence, I mean the flow of content across multiple media platforms, the cooperation between multiple media industries and the migratory behaviour of media audiences who will go almost anywhere in search of the kinds of entertainment experiences they want” (Jenkins, 2006). So what does convergent media mean to me? It means the consistent change…

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…

Media Owners

Media is everywhere and plays an enormous part in our lives. This can vary from TV, radio, the internet, listening to music and social media. These tasks tend to be a part of a daily routine for many individuals, therefore no matter what platform you use, you are exposed to the media. Whichever platform you…

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…

Pollution

  Being an outdoors enthusiast and a bit of a tree huger, this image instantly took hold of my attention. This week in BCM110 I have learnt that semiotics is the science of signs and with that you have the signifier, which is the physical form and then the signified which is the meaning taken…

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….

Reality or Virtual.

In this day and age technology surrounds us as a human race everywhere. Whether we are aware of it or not, we are consistently consuming more and more information due to it being at the tips of our fingers. Ipads, tablets and phones. All of these objects enable an individual to access copious amounts of…

Why I am here.

Hello, my name is Shay Elizabeth Nicholls preferably just Shay. I am twenty two years of age and my life revolves around the ocean, my cat, friends, family and food. I am a first year UOW student but have been to uni before although I have never actually completed anything due to loss of interest….

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…