So the first journalist I’m following is Jen Dudley-Nicholson the national technology editor for News corp.
Twitter is paramount for this journalist’s job. It will be always relevant as social media will be relevant for technology, much of Jen’s professional practice is researching technological advancements and ensuring only the most up-to-date newsworthy information is given to the masses. She doesn’t have a professional and personal account page on Facebook as it is not needed, as relevance is paramount to reporting about technology.
“It turns out to be absolutely ubiquitous in human affairs, economies and nature itself.” – Chris AndersonSo I’m going to explain a bit about the long tail.
What is the long tail?
Well as Chris Anderson put it on his website, it’s “… the theory that our culture and economy is increasingly shifting away from the focus on a relatively small number of ‘hits’, at the head of the demand curve and towards a huge number of niches in the tail.”
I picked ‘a dark room’ by Gemma Mollenhauer as the sound portrait to critique. Gemma’s utilization of ambient sound, particularly at the start is striking, its interesting how she used the creaking of the floorboards and the measured breathing to evoke the idea of an empty, confined attic.
So for this week’s blog post I wanted to talk a bit about the generative platform I’m using for my digital artifact and how this relates to distributed media.
The first thing you’d notice is how clustered all the different posts are, if you’re familiar with other aggregating sites such as reddit, 4chan or the like you’re probably more used to everything being neat and tidy.
But when you’re looking at the front page of tumblr its a mixed bag of things you’d enjoy and others not so much Continue reading
Alex Chung has lived half his life in restaurants.
Forty-six years young, he worked in Chinese takeaway shops for twelve years before deciding to open up a Thai restaurant in 2004.
“…Americans say, “have a nice day” whether they mean it or not. Brits are terrified to say this. We tell ourselves it’s because we don’t want to sound insincere but I think it might be for the opposite reason… Americans are brought up to believe they can be the next president of the United States. Brits are told, “It won’t happen for you.” (Ricky Gervais, 2013)
Many successful television shows, particularly in the 21st century, televise both American and British versions. From cookery shows starring Gordon Ramsey such as Hell’s Kitchen, to reality television like Wife Swap and globally recognized improvised comedy like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, there’s a myriad of television shows that cater for varying audiences.
You search it up in Google and the first three results are about the blockbuster, sci-fi, highest-grossing film of all time, Avatar. But how does this film about humans blasting off into deep space and forcefully colonizing the strange, alien world of Pandora, dealing with blue-skinned humanoids along the way actually link to transnational film?