Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Postmodern Media: Revision Guide (Google Doc)

Please add to, edit the google document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NJvQrI4ceFAjgPjMizIVrF3dcFjCoxHKhv2Hx2HjvbQ/edit

Postmodern Media: Digital Identity vs Digital Self

Two useful videos as we come towards the end of the unit:

Network from Michael Rigley on Vimeo.

"Information technology has become a ubiquitous presence. By visualizing the processes that underlie our interactions with this technology we can trace what happens to the information we feed into the network."

WoW from aram bartholl on Vimeo.

"The WoW project takes this mode of publicizing players’ names that’s typical of online 3D worlds and transfers it into the physical domain of everyday life. Participants of the WoW-workshop will be able to construct their own name out of cardboard and then parade around in public with it hovering above their head. What happens when a person’s customary anonymity in the public sphere is obliterated by the principles operative in virtual worlds online?"

I came across the two videos via Dean Groom. He makes some thoughtful comments in his original post as well.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

What is a Meme?

Read this: internetmeme.net

Then read and play with this: whatismeme.com

Watch this:

And then have a look at these: Lolcats

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Making is Connecting: The 4-minute presentation (2012)

David Gautlett kindly replied to an earlier post via Twitter and has pointed you towards the following (more recent) video. It develops the ideas discussed here in more detail focussing more intrinsically on the way modern media audiences are engaging with and interacting with Media.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Everything is a Remix - Part 4

It seems fitting that just as we are nearing the end of our unit on Postmodern Media, Kirby Ferguson has published the final part of his 'Everything is a Remix' series.

Please watch the video and make notes. I recommend that you click through to his site and re-watch parts one to three.

Link: Everything is a Remix

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sherry Turkle: Who Am We? (Wired)

"We are moving from modernist calculation toward postmodernist simulation, where the self is a multiple, distributed system."

Thursday, February 09, 2012

A2: Postmodern Media Wiki

In order to help you revise I want you to collaboratively edit a wiki covering the entire unit. The exercise will force you to truncate the masses of notes, quotes and information that you have accumulated in to a manageable resource that can be used for revision.

The enrolment key is: fargo

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Tutorial for Tom

How to create a VHS style 'rewind effect' in After Effects: http://ae.tutsplus.com/tutorials/motion-graphics/rewind-your-animation-like-an-old-vhs-tape/

AS and A2: Media and Everyday Life (David Gauntlett)

Watch the following video, make notes and consider how it relates to your current module:

The video was created by David Gauntlett. A2 students, you should know who he is already!

AS: Half-Term Homework - TV Drama Revision

Read through and make notes from the following slides:

View more presentations from petefrasers
They are from Pete Fraser. He is the chief examiner for A-Level Media Studies.

Also, complete your audience survey analysis and finish reading the various articles you were given on Wednesday.

"The Big Lebowski" as Postmodern Posterboy (or How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love Baudrillard)

Please read the following article in preparation for tomorrow's ILP Day.

"The Big Lebowski" as Postmodern Posterboy (or How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love Baudrillard) by David Larson

We will be in Room 82.

It is an important day, we will be completing the following activities:

1. A review and round up of our analysis of the works of the Coen Brothers
2. An analysis of advertising as a form of postmodern media
3. An analysis of music video as a form of postmodern media (including a particular focus on Gorillaz)
4. An analysis of the Mighty Boosh as postmodern media

There will be related reading material provided throughout.

Also, there will be a follow on homework activity, in which you will begin your preparation for assessment.

Part of this will be to collaborate on a revision source for the unit. This will be created as a wiki within the VLE.

The following adverts and music videos will be used during the day:




Music Video

Red Hot Chili Peppers


Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Investigating reading habits...

Follow the link and add your questions to be included in a survey of people's magazine reading habits.

Consider, what would we want to know and why?

Link: http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/magsurvey