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It has been a long time coming, but my website has finally had (another) make-over, and new posts are coming soon. Why the long break? Unfortunately 2013 and 2014 did not leave me with a lot of time to post, working full-time (and long hours) every week, as well as completing my studies and graduating […]

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  The man knighted by the Queen and recognised as the inventor of the World Wide Web visited Sydney Town Hall this evening to speak and debate issues relating to how the web has revolutionised the everyday life of citizens today. Tim BL only had 20 jam packed minutes to go over his invention, which […]

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If, like me, you have images that you want to be shared and reused by the rest of the world – you can now choose to license your Instagram images under Creative Commons license. Sure you could have probably stated this in your profile, but with i-am-cc.org, your images can now be added to a […]

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I must admit I’m not much of a stereotypical gamer. Or a gamer at all. Does playing Monopoly count these days? One question that appealed to me in the week of studying digital games is the view of games being a social activity. Here’s something to ask yourself (courtesy of my Uni tutor, Eleanor): What […]

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On music last week, I came across a lot of great videos on YouTube covering the remix culture within music. Here are some of the highlights: Everything is a Remix Part 1 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo. Part 2 of the Series above, this video touches on remixes in film: Everything is a Remix Part […]

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This week, we looked at music. It’s been a topic I have looked forward to discussing, as through online platforms like MySpace (which funnily enough, I am no longer a member of), I was able to connect to many commercially successful artists as a fan and able to meet them personally, attend their gigs for […]

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Rather than answering the uni questions, I want to highlight some of my favourite quotes from readings this week. From Desktop Productions: Digital Distribution and Public Film Cultures (Chuck Tryon, 2009): “Somebody else’s straw is in our milkshake, and they’re drinking it up. That straw is movie theft” – John Fithian on Piracy. “Hollywood [is […]

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Part 3 – this weeks reflection of the digitisation and convergence of television via Tama Leavers paper, “Watching Battlestar Galactica in Australia and the Tyranny of Digital Distance”. Has your viewing been impacted by the problem of ‘digital distance’ and, if so, how?  Were you forced to find a way around the problem by less-than-legal […]

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Here is part 2 of my musings on the digitisation of television [Part 1 can be found here] Have you interacted with any forms of overflow from television programmes and did it impact on your viewing experience? In terms of television overflow, my participation in overflow is minimal. I partake in the occasional official hashtags […]

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This week, we covered Television. Here is part 1 of my musings on the convergence of Television, time shifting and advertising. Has your television viewing experience changed over your lifetime?  Were you ever tied to the broadcaster’s schedule?  Do you now use any of the available methods (personal recording or online catchup etc.) to time-shift […]

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