Algorithmic control III: Privacy, Surveillance, and the Price of Content

For the final week of content for BCM112 we discussed surveillance and privacy, specifically within the media. Most of us gravitate to our phones when we are trying to relax. The serotonin enhancing images and sounds that are portrayed on social media are a welcome distraction from the real world. Although being on our phonesContinue reading “Algorithmic control III: Privacy, Surveillance, and the Price of Content”

Algorithmic control II: Hardware Platforms, Access Permissions and Ideologies of Control

Locked Appliances vs Generative Platforms Locked appliances are devices that are in control. They have total control over the platform, the information that appears on the platform and all users of the platform. A great example of a locked appliance is an iPhone. Apple falls under permission culture as the company locks the options youContinue reading “Algorithmic control II: Hardware Platforms, Access Permissions and Ideologies of Control”

Algorithmic control I: Intellectual Property and the Content Control Industry

Before copyright, content creators had no property claims on their intellectual work. People could share and use content as they pleased and as a result people lacked incentive to create things. Berne Convention In 1886 the Berne Convention was founded as a way to protect creators work from being distributed freely. “The core of theContinue reading “Algorithmic control I: Intellectual Property and the Content Control Industry”

Transmedia ecologies 1: Music Videos and Advertisement

Transmedia storytelling is the technique of telling a single story or story experience across multiple platforms and formats using current digital technologies. “Transmedia refers to a set of choices made about the best approach to tell a particular story to a particular audience in a particular context depending on the particular resources available to particular producers.” Continue reading “Transmedia ecologies 1: Music Videos and Advertisement”

Cinematic Language and Conventions-Roma

Roma, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón is a Mexican dram film that follows the life of a young domestic worker. The black and white film was nominated for 20 awards in 2019, 9 of which it won. Roma had an international release on Netflix rather than cinemas, in what ways does viewing on Netflix ratherContinue reading “Cinematic Language and Conventions-Roma”

Internet paradigm IV: Hyperreality, Simulation, Spectacle

In this weeks BCM112 lecture, we learned about hyperreality, simulation and spectacle. This blog post will focus on hyperreality, detournement and control in the media. The word Hyperreality was first created by Jean Baudrillard, a French sociologist and cultural theorist. The following video details exactly what Jean discovered and the definition of hyperreality. Jean wasContinue reading “Internet paradigm IV: Hyperreality, Simulation, Spectacle”