Craft and digital making – we all do it. The use of the Internet by a user will result in some form of digital footstep – a little traceable piece of work left behind by users and produsers alike. Whether we realise it or not, we have experienced the process of crafting digital content, whether it be filming, editing and uploading a YouTube video, producing, performing and podcasting a single on Sound cloud or making a meme to share with…

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But when it come to the internet, its a different story… Memes. I just made a meme. I am participating in content creation, about content. Which brings me to (beautiful literal segue) participation culture and empowerment of audiences. In making this meme, not only have I produced content but have actually actively participated in responding to the original content. In its creation I have not only drawn on the topic of this weeks lecture (content) in the copy but also…

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Souncloud Podcast Gadgets. Don’t we just love our gadgets? We cherish them. Worship them. We sleep with them by our bedside. We don’t let them out of our sights. God forbid we part with them BEFORE something better is released. We only accept the best of the best. And yet, somehow their many affordances seem to slip by us. Do we actually fully realise the maintenance they require? Just think about how often you charge your phone without even thinking…

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Copyright… both the best friend and enemy to individual creators everywhere. Although copyright has the extraordinary ability to protect the work of an individual – which is fantastic I am not saying that it’s not – but it also has the ability to what Ted Mitew would call a Digital Enclosure. A place where information and material becomes so inaccessible that we lose our culture of sharing material and information. In order to aid young creatives in their pursuit of…

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Hello peers, bloggers, and internet-users alike, and welcome to Meme-Time. This meme coined from the creative depths of my mind was the best way I thought I could remediate the topic of this weeks BCM112 lecture, and here is why: “The Medium is the Message” devised by media philosopher Marshall McLuhan, is a phrase often brought up in my Convergent Media Practices classes. The model shaping how this notion works could be described similarly to the notion of deception –…

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