Us Takes Uni was developed to fulfil the social utility of entertainment – a place where other students form university could come to absorb content that they could relate to and find humour in. The artefact is made up of 20 vines over the course of nine weeks whereby the two of us created short seven-second videos involving situations students might or might not find themselves in at university – an account of “two-first years trying to uni”. Originally the…

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You all know one. The boy who, instead of complimenting your ‘on-fleek’ eyebrows, he went ahead and said it. He did the thing. The thing where he thinks we care what he thinks and we put $52 foundation all over our face for the sole purpose of HIM. In the coming days you see he has liked 39 photos of @hot_insta_babe_97 – all heavily edited with her “no-makeup look” that took 16 beauty products and 20 minutes to create. Fools.…

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Everyone who wants to be a journalist has heard it at least once before. From that weirdly older cousin at the family Christmas lunch to the filthy rich aunty with an opinion on everything – apparently, journalism is done. All the vacancies are gone; there is simply no work for poor little Johnny to bother spending his trust fund on a ridiculously expensive qualification. They have one part right, and the other terribly wrong. While institutional media struggle to keep…

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Remixing videos of my friends is my new favorite thing to do. Thanks BCM112. Buying into the remix culture of today, I created this gem as my remediation for this week. Enjoy below. This remediation for this weeks ‘remix’ topic is two things: a – an example of how ridiculously good this course is, and b – an example of our remix culture. The topic this week really got me thinking about the dynamics between produsers and content creators, and…

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Before I start, let me put out a little disclaimer: I love that more and more people are becoming part of the Game of Thrones universe. I think it is wonderful. But how big can Westeros get? It is a prime example to explore when it comes to talking about transmedia narratives, and will influence how stories and content expand and progress in years to come. This hybrid format is rapidly growing in order to accommodate for all these new…

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