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.”

performance art as news.

 

Everyone is the audience in some way or another. Regardless of the medium in which we explore and are attracted to – e.g. Twitter, documentaries, and Snapchat discover feature – we are all participants in and observers of, media. Traditional media such as radio and newspapers are slowly becoming outdated, with 44% of Australian’s using other media outlets, (i.e. the internet) to source information, and 39% saying they don’t trust traditional news sourcesContinue reading “performance art as news.”