online me vs. real me.

This week I decided was time I made my YouTube debut.

In the video I explore my online persona and personal brand; more specifically, how my social media accounts contribute to how I’m portrayed online.  Continue reading “online me vs. real me.”

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3D printing: open or closed source?

Nixie Pixel on YouTube made a video in 2015 about how ‘Open Source 3D Printing Will Change the World’. In the video she demonstrated and explained the work of BQ, who want to make 3D printing available for the public.  Continue reading “3D printing: open or closed source?”

transmedia storytelling: superman.

Transmedia storytelling is basically the telling of a narrative or story across multiple media platforms. Transmedia stories allow for the same story to be explained and engaged with differently by audiences depending on their medium – as the medium is the message. This is effective as audiences can contribute to the narrative by adding content, discover different aspects of the story on different platforms, and motivates engagement from likeminded people. Continue reading “transmedia storytelling: superman.”

copyright and comedy.

The stand up comedy ‘art form’ as its commonly referred to, had its first recorded appearance in 1805 in vaudeville theatres – where the jokes were short, with sharp punch lines to keep the audience laughing and engaged. These types of comics and theatres were eventually overrun with the development of the cinema industry, however the comedic value remained. Pin pointing the birth of stand up comedy as such is unclear, however it’s legacy can certainly still be seen in today’s contemporary context. Continue reading “copyright and comedy.”

memes X propaganda.

Memes are beautifully funny ways to convey messages, they’re easy to make, and they spread like wild fire if enough people like them. With their widespread social appreciation and viral nature, can they be used for more than simple comedic, internet entertainment? Continue reading “memes X propaganda.”

a public kinda sphere.

The public sphere, a metaphorical concept developed by Jürgen Habermas, explains where and how people come together to “freely discuss and identify societal problems, and through that discussion influence political action”. The public sphere was once thought to exist in 18th century coffee houses, a very bourgeois, male dominated setting. However, in today’s contemporary context, the public sphere can be found in a variety of places – from social media platforms to bars to cafes, and is inclusive of everyone. Continue reading “a public kinda sphere.”