Owner Responsibility Gone Astray

    A Coledale resident and her canine companions were terrorised by an uncontrolled dog near Sharkies beach last week. The rattled dog-walker is concerned for owner responsibility on off-leash dog beaches. Carmel McDonald was walking along the seaside footpath, when a dog darted from Sharkies beach and bolted towards her. The dog proceeded to…

Transmedia

Stories can be shared through books, movies, TV series, video games and audio forms. The affordances of these different channels can enable multiple stories to be disseminated over multiple mediums, allowing transmedia narratives to be shared. For instance, the narrative of the popular movie ‘Avatar: The Last Air Bender’ exists in a in a wide…

What is happening with your content?

Once you upload content to Facebook, the platform legally has access to it and are entitled to use this content for their own purposes. This means that your content can be stored, replicated, modified, and shared. Facebook can share your information and content to businesses. This has obvious implications of breaching an individual’s privacy and…

Music Maker

To be a musician or music artist we are no longer restricted to recording studios in order to record and publish music. With the shift from legacy media to digital media, there are new modes of being a music maker. People can use apps and programs to remix and create their own tunes, people can…

Collective Intelligence

“No one knows everything, everyone knows something”   Levy Pierre Our knowledge comes from experiences and as we have all had different experiences to those around us, we all have knowledge that is of variation to each other. So a person could have expertise in a certain area yet have limited knowledge in another. So if…

Power Of The Audience

We as the audience have the power to broadcast any message we want publicly through digital media. We can seek out like-minded people who have similar values or experiences to each other and unite in mutual beliefs to broadcast a message globally For instance, the hashtag #TheWorldNeedsMore was introduced in 2013 for the United States…

The Public Sphere and ‘Black Comedy’

The public sphere is a theory that German sociologist Jurgen Habermas proposed in 1962 which can be summarized as a ‘social space in which different opinions are expressed, problems of general concern are discussed, and collective solutions are developed communicatively’. The emergence of new media has enabled new public spheres to form in our society which…

Is the media influencing your ideology ?

What first comes to mind when you see or hear the word ‘shark’? I can imagine the words ‘attack’, ‘killer’, or ‘predator’ surfaces in your mind. Think about where you have heard these words used and where this perception of sharks has been represented. The answer is in the media; in newspapers, on television, in…

Semiotics

What instantly comes to mind when you see this image:  {image source} For some, it may be that the ugly duckling story springs to mind, or you think of UOW’s aggressive geese that won’t hesitate to steal your lunch. Basically there could be many interpretations , but there is one that is the true, deeper meaning…