Screen Streets

Today, we live in a world dominated by screens. They're in our homes, schools, offices, shopping centres, petrol stations, bars, airports - you name it. Ambient screens have allowed potentially anywhere to become a medium through which content can be displayed. But, where are they? What do we see on them? And, are people actually paying … Continue reading Screen Streets

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Authentic Fakes

Our social media pages are a constructed reality, rather than a representation of our real lives.

Looking Back

Research is unexpected. But it is surprising and fulfilling, and the ways in which it can peel back the surface of seemingly plain issues to reveal their multifaceted complexities its truly wonderful.

Pushed to Distraction

Concentrating at university is hard enough, let alone when faced with a constant array of push notifications from our mobile devices.

Framing Matters

"Frames serve to simplify a complex issue or choice by emphasising one dimension over another." -  Matthew C. Nisbet "Framing is inevitable in making media". When media is packaged, it usually has a central storyline, derived from the schema from which its frame is based. This schema reflects pre-existing ideas that the frame is intending to … Continue reading Framing Matters

Shoot ’em in the stack

  "While we weren’t looking, the walled garden won." - Jon Evans Let's talk about stacks. For Takeshi Kovacs, 'stacks' "serve as a receptacle for the human consciousness". For the average American, a stack is the perfect breakfast snack. And for us, today, stacks are media technologies that have layers which permit subsequent layers. And if … Continue reading Shoot ’em in the stack

Z U C C ~ A Transmedia Tale ~

Transmedia storytelling expands well beyond blockbuster movie franchises. My first recollection of Mark Zuckerberg was as this ominous demi-god who ruled over all the internet-land [pictured below]. Facebook revolutionised the way we use the internet. In fact, in some cases, people actually think that Facebook is the internet, or rather, that it is so dominant that the … Continue reading Z U C C ~ A Transmedia Tale ~