Anthropomorphism is ‘considered as the attribution of human characteristics and the qualities to non-human beings, objects or natural phenomena’. Giving human characteristics to animals and inanimate objects is a natural human trait. Today we find that anthropomorphism is used increasingly in films, cartoons and books aimed towards children. We grew up with Humphrey B Bear,… Continue reading Why Do We Anthropomorphise?
A ‘selfie’ is a self-portrait, typically taken on a smartphone and shared via social media. Selfie’s dominate most social media feeds and can be used for promotion, and to showcase self-identity, worth and mood. Selfies allow us to control and dictate how others view us. As popular as it is, selfie taking has developed quite… Continue reading #SelfieNation
instagram.com/myfouroclock/ My Four O’clock was created to compare and contrast the everyday life of your everyday person. This digital artefact captured a moment in time from the 18th April 2015 at 4pm. Instagram allowed for this to be captured as it simply showcases the photo with a caption which gave context to what was happening.… Continue reading My Four O’Clock
So, I know the lecture was about twitter and our online persona but I thought I would focus on Instagram, pets, and this strange fame that has come with it all. Recently I have seen celebrities, YouTube stars, and regular Joe's creating online accounts for their pets. It's bizarre to me... Also awesome, but bizarre… Continue reading That Cat Has More Instagram Followers Than Who??
This weeks topic reminded me a lot of what I did in my media arts class last semester. We spent a couple of lessons studying Sol LeWitt and his infamous wall drawings. There are many different types of technologies used throughout this process to encompass all of the transformations. Each one of LeWitt's drawings have… Continue reading Digital Transformation in the Art of Craft
A new type of media user has been born... We're all about producing, sharing and consuming. Citizen journalism is so appealing to some because it has no cost of entry and unlike actual journalists, there's no quality filter and no upfront risk. Citizen journalism is the absence of authority, an open process with no closure.… Continue reading Citizen Journalism
I was going to be that person that posted yet another blog on Harry Potter/ transmedia storytelling, but I thought I'd play around with another franchise. I think the key point when looking at transmedia is understanding that it is a completely different thing to multimedia... Transmedia relies on multiple platforms to convey the key… Continue reading Supernaturally Into This