Transmedia Narratives and The Walking Dead

the-walking-dead-season-3-poster-full-570x844You’d be hard-pressed to find an university student who hasn’t watched, read or at least heard of The Walking Dead. A big reason is because The Walking Dead is a transmedia narrative, its a text which isn’t tied to any one channel, it tells a single story over multiple mediums.

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Remix Culture and the ‘Hey’ Sample

One of the more underrated samples is the ‘Hey’ sample originally from James Brown’s single ‘Funky President’ released in 1974. From Hip-Hop to Electronic Dance (although mainly hip-hop) I created a remix through Soundcloud to showcase the various artists who have remixed this sample into their tracks.

Legacy Media and the Internet


What does this say about Legacy Media?

The above gif originated from CNN’s segment of the 2014 Celebrity News Hack between Tech Analyst Brett Larson and Brooke Baldwin, and is considered one of CNN’s most significant blunders in researching online media, confusing 4chan, an anonymous message board for an actual individual.

However, this also presents to the audience the bridging gap between Broadcast media and media originating from social platforms where discussion is explicitly invited, such as Reddit, Facebook and Daily Dot.

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Look, Don’t Touch

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“The iPhone vision of the mobile internet’s future omits controversy, sex and freedom, but includes strict limits on who can know what and who can say what. It’s a sterile Disneyfied walled garden surrounded by sharp-toothed lawyers.” – Tim Bray

Is this a radical view of the problems associated with pre-programmed technology?

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