Category Archives: BCM112 (Media Convergence Studies)

Is citizen journalism reshaping our means of accessing news?

Remember hearing about the revolution in Egypt last year? And more importantly, do you remember how you heard about it? Those involved in the revolution captured the protests through their phones and shared their personal accounts using Facebook, Twitter and … Continue reading

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Out with the old, in with the remix

Try to think of a completely original concept. Difficult, isn’t it? If you couldn’t think of anything, perhaps you’ve realized ‘you’re not the first to think that everything has been thought before’. And no, I didn’t come up with that line myself, … Continue reading

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Transmedia; transforming the way of storytelling.

Transmedia is the telling of stories, multiple times over and over multiple mediums, fitting together to make one elaborate tale. This means stories are expanding in the way they are experienced and shared. Harry Potter, for example, started out as a book … Continue reading

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Power of the Public Sphere

Social media may give people a chance to tell the world about little things, like what they had for breakfast or what colour they want to dye their hair, but it goes much further than that. Social media has created … Continue reading

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Could our future cyber life be a controlled one?

When I was just a kid, there was this notion of being ‘online’ and ‘offline’ the internet. Move forward 20 years, and there is only the notion of being online. We are always connected to each other, caught up in … Continue reading

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copy…right or wrong?

The copyright law has become one that’s misleading, miscommunicated and overall just plain confusing. Its intention is to protect the original creator of the piece, however there is little communication as to how long copyright lasts, what exactly is copyrighted … Continue reading

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