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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …