Internet paradigm II: Distributed media and Meme Warfare

Media can be distributed thousands of ways across the internet. We have already covered some of the ways media is distributed through networks in last weeks blog post. This week we dove deeper into distributed media and discussed how memes can be used as a form of warfare. Distributed Media Distributed media refers to theContinue reading “Internet paradigm II: Distributed media and Meme Warfare”

Internet paradigm I: Networked Participation and Collective Intelligence

Network participation and collective intelligence are key factors in the distribution of knowledge on the internet today. Without it, people would not be able to bring their ideas together and learn from each other. Collective intelligence is all about the sharing ideas and knowledge among people online. “Collective intelligence is a form of universally distributedContinue reading “Internet paradigm I: Networked Participation and Collective Intelligence”

Continuity and Discontinuity Editing

Assessment 1: Lumiere Films Growing up in Tasmania, I felt isolated from the rest of the world. Time seemed to slow down and as a teenager, I almost felt trapped, wanting a chance to explore the rest of the world. I focused on the parameters and depth of my shots to create that encapsulated feeling.Continue reading “Continuity and Discontinuity Editing”

The Medium is the Message II: The Logic of Digital Production and the Network Economy

Similarly to last week, this week in BCM112 we talked about the medium being the message, however, we dove deeper in digital production and the economic network this week. One thing we learned was the difference between legacy and emergent media. Legacy media, such as books and newspapers is part of the industrial paradigm whichContinue reading “The Medium is the Message II: The Logic of Digital Production and the Network Economy”

Visual Storytelling

In this week lecture we covered visual storytelling. Visual storytelling is the use of graphics, videos and images to convey meaning and spark emotions in viewers. One aspect of visual storytelling is visual language. This can be broken into three categories: Image Subject Perspective Composition Colour Light Size Distance Intensity Colour Continuity Movement Diegesis EditingContinue reading “Visual Storytelling”

The Medium is the Message I: The Internet Paradigm

In BCM112 this week, we unpacked the idea of the medium being the message. Before this lecture I always had the opinion that the medium had little value in the portrayal of the message and was more of a channel for the message. This assumption was completely flipped however when Marshall McLuhan‘s the medium isContinue reading “The Medium is the Message I: The Internet Paradigm”

The Birth of Cinema

In this weeks BCM115 class, we explored the basics of cinema and photography. The lecture this week focused on five main points: framing space, framing movement, continuity editing, the Soviet Montage Theory and diegetic space. Framing Space Framing space refers to the techniques used to frame space pictorially. During the time of the Lumiere brothersContinue reading “The Birth of Cinema”

Introduction to Screen Media

This week in BCM115 we were introduced to the fundamentals of screen media. The Lumiere Brothers were one of the first to capture film with their invention of the Cinematograph. They used this machine to produce many “locked view” films that were created by keeping the camera perfectly still on a tripod so as toContinue reading “Introduction to Screen Media”