Contextual Essay

My digital artefact is a makeup Instagram account and a TikTok account. I wanted to create the Instagram account as I was inspired by other makeup accounts to give others who love makeup creative images that they can re-create and gain inspiration from. I then decided to create a TikTok account to show my audience how IContinue reading “Contextual Essay”

Algorithmic Control III: Data… Data… Data…

As a teenage girl on social media, I could really understand and relate to what Ted was explaining in this lecture. I found it particularly funny when the value of traces/data/information was being discussed and we were shown an image of “the social media queue”, where the re-enactment of sameness is produced on social media.Continue reading “Algorithmic Control III: Data… Data… Data…”

Algorithmic CONTROL II

Hey everyone! Today’s lecture was an interesting one… we spoke about the ways in which the mobile phone emerged and explained how we are always connected. At first, I was very overwhelmed with the factual data that revolved around this topic but the more Ted (tutor) explained it, I really started to understand it andContinue reading “Algorithmic CONTROL II”

Algorithmic control I: Intellectual Property and the Content Control Industry

It’s so interesting to me how times have changed so much in terms of copyright laws. Before copyright was even a thing, anyone could freely copy, modify, or sell content created by others. These days that isn’t even something we think about, we all just automatically know that there are copyright laws that restrict us from copyingContinue reading “Algorithmic control I: Intellectual Property and the Content Control Industry”

Project Beta- Makeupby.caitt

For my digital artefact I created an Instagram account called ‘makeupby.caitt’ and a TikTok called ‘caitlynperrine4’. My targeted audience were people of any ages who needed help and inspiration to do their makeup. I firstly decided to use the platform Instagram, however I also thought TikTok would help me become more noticed because it isContinue reading “Project Beta- Makeupby.caitt”

Framing, Framing, Framing

Hey everyone, im excited about today’s topic because it’s something that I never really thought about and find it super interesting. Enjoy! A simple definition that helped me to understand this concept is that frames are sets of patterns of relationships between elements of reality such as objects, feelings, entities, or any other phenomena. ToContinue reading “Framing, Framing, Framing”

Distributed Media and Meme Warfare

Hey guys, welcome to my blog about distributed media and meme warfare.  There are three different types of media networks (centralized, decentralized and distributed) and today I will discuss distributed media. Distributed media is when there is no centre source, meaning that the network can both scale up easily and maintain low coordination costs. Axel Bruns (2007) states that “artefactsContinue reading “Distributed Media and Meme Warfare”

My understanding of the Internet Paradigm I:

THE INTERNET IS A COPY MACHINE! As Marshall McLuhan (1964) states, “the personal and social consequences of any medium- this is, of any extension of ourselves- results from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology.”. This reminds me that the new technology thatContinue reading “My understanding of the Internet Paradigm I:”

The Medium is the Message: Digital Production and the Network Economy

The lecture this week was very interesting as it explored the different paradigms in this world including, non-industrial, industrial, and internet paradigms. To me, I see that these different paradigms show how the world has evolved through the “message” being the medium. These paradigms are the worlds “super-distribution systems” and is the ways in which our economyContinue reading “The Medium is the Message: Digital Production and the Network Economy”

The medium is the message!

So, Marshall McLuhan… You have stunned us all and have helped us to understand media. Most of us presumed that the “medium” refers to the mass-media communications and that the “message” is the content or information, but this is where we should rethink it. Marshall McLuhan states that the message is “the change of aContinue reading “The medium is the message!”

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