Saturday, September 27, 2014

'From 'Clueless' To 'Fancy' - Pop Music Videos Inspired By TV & Film'

The relationship between film and music videos has a long history, not least due to the fact that many film directors started their careers making music videos.

The influence works both ways though and ex-media student Jess Mockler shared the following link to a post about music videos that have been inspired by films:

Click through and take a look. This is a good intro into one of the many facets of postmodern media - remember 'everything is a remix'!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Most Sampled Songs of All Time.

This list shows the most sampled songs of all time, and displays the ideas of Everything is a Remix. You can listen to the songs and then hear the other tracks that have sampled the sounds and ideas. The top song has been sampled 1351 times; take a look see if you can add anything to the list or search for your favourite song and see if it has been sampled.

Click Here to start listening.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

"Look Up" from social networks and mobile devices.

A viral video that has been floating around Facebook and Twitter over the last week, has been calling for a digital revolution. Putting to one side the irony of creating a video promoting the dissolution of social networks, which is being promoted on Twitter and Facebook; does the video have an actual moral message about how we should remove social networks and our online self from our lives or is it just taking a narrow minded single view approach to how people use the online environment?

Related theories
Nathan Jurgenson - Facebook is real life.
Danah Boyd - Social networks blur boundaries of friendship.
Steven Handel - Digital Divide
Christine Rosen - Social Networks is about self-fulfilment.
David Gauntlett - Making is Connecting
Jean Burgess - Memes

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Shut Your Facebook

Shut Your Facebook is a New Channel 4 program that explores the online world of Facebook and questions the ideals of 20 somethings. Posing questions about whether your Facebook, Does affect your ability to get employed? and Do we shared too much online about our private lives?

Watch the first episode HERE.

Caution is advised as nudity and strong language are present in the episode.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Virtual Reality - The Next Big Thing?

This Fast Co.Design article, following Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR, asks whether virtual reality could be the next big thing?

With reference to classic Sci-Fi texts including The Lawnmower Man and The Matrix, the article considers the potential convergence of wearable technologies, social media and virtual reality.

#CyberPunk #FTW!

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Tiny Worlds

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Does new technology change narratives?

An interesting idea about how new technology such as Netflix and the like might be changing how narratives are constructed.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Introduction and Inside to Wes Anderson

An introduction short documentary about Anderson.

A compilation of overhead shots in his films.

A demonstration of how Anderson uses the frame.

A compilation of slow motion shots in his films.

Museum Of Wes Anderson

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Cameron Phone Call Meme

Article tracking the various stages of the David Cameron phone call meme.

Looking beyond Postmodernism

To reach the higher grades within your essay you need to present aspects of postmodernism as well as acknowledging the problems and criticism of it, in its entirety.

Places to start:

Criticism of postmodernism


New Sincerity

Articles to broaden your understanding:

What is metamodernism?

Quirky, Tone and Metamodernism

Beyond Postmodernism. Putting a Face on Metamodernism Without the Easy Clich├ęs

The Death of Postmodernism And Beyond

Postmodernism is dead

Help with putting it all together:

Here is also a great site that will hugely help with your revision. It looks back to Modernism, to Postmodernism and forward to Post-postmodernism and compares then to each other.

Never trust what you see.

A silly and surreal video but true, never trust what you are shown.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Postmodernism - A Very Short Introduction

If you are still a little confused or unsure about POMO, is short introduction will help. Also a really good resource for revision.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

The 30 Best Movie Posters of 2013

Flavorwire has published their list of thirty great movie posters from 2013. The selection demonstrates a diverse range of styles and genres. Definitely worth checking out, especially if you are working on the 'Short Film' brief.