You’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.
On the 25th of March from UNSW to UTS, university students held a rally and protest against university funding cut proposals. I went up to Sydney and, like many people, filmed some of the talks on my smartphone.
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.
It’s a stream of media that can’t be watched like a television show or read like a book. Twitter, Facebook and Reddit are similar to radio, you tune in every once and a while, sometimes more often than you should, and you absorb this flow of continuous information. Continue reading
This week I created a prezi to present more-or-less how Siri works as a more extravagant Google search as part of a material transformation, how a media platform can transform a text.
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.
“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?