Cinematic Language and Conventions-Roma

Roma, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón is a Mexican dram film that follows the life of a young domestic worker. The black and white film was nominated for 20 awards in 2019, 9 of which it won. Roma had an international release on Netflix rather than cinemas, in what ways does viewing on Netflix ratherContinue reading “Cinematic Language and Conventions-Roma”

Internet paradigm IV: Hyperreality, Simulation, Spectacle

In this weeks BCM112 lecture, we learned about hyperreality, simulation and spectacle. This blog post will focus on hyperreality, detournement and control in the media. The word Hyperreality was first created by Jean Baudrillard, a French sociologist and cultural theorist. The following video details exactly what Jean discovered and the definition of hyperreality. Jean wasContinue reading “Internet paradigm IV: Hyperreality, Simulation, Spectacle”

From Silent to Sound

Cinema began as silent film until the 19th century when technologies with the ability to record and playback sound was invented. Before this, films where often accompanied by a live band or orchestra to help evoke emotion and aid in storytelling. In 1894, Thomas Edison’s assistant, W. K. L. Dickson, created the first synchronised experimentalContinue reading “From Silent to Sound”

Internet paradigm III: Framing and the Construction of Perception

Everything we see, from the news, to restaurant menus, to advertisements have been framed. The people in charge of producing the media present it with an angle; a frame. When it comes to things like ads, the framing is most likely going to be directed at a target audience. For example, this ad here isContinue reading “Internet paradigm III: Framing and the Construction of Perception”

Internet paradigm II: Distributed media and Meme Warfare

Media can be distributed thousands of ways across the internet. We have already covered some of the ways media is distributed through networks in last weeks blog post. This week we will dive deeper into distributed media and discuss how memes can be used as a form of warfare. Distributed Media Distributed media refers toContinue reading “Internet paradigm II: Distributed media and Meme Warfare”

Internet paradigm I: Networked Participation and Collective Intelligence

Network participation and collective intelligence are key factors in the distribution of knowledge on the internet today. Without it, people would not be able to bring their ideas together and learn from each other. Collective intelligence is all about the sharing ideas and knowledge among people online. “Collective intelligence is a form of universally distributedContinue reading “Internet paradigm I: Networked Participation and Collective Intelligence”