Gadgets & Convergence

This weeks topic on gadgets: platforms, permissions and ideologies in technological convergence really had me thinking. Technological convergence really has had an impact on a lot of us, such as easily accessing multiple different functions on one device! For example, buying that shirt online is only a pocket’s reach away. Listen to this podcast to…

Semiotics & Interpretation

Media texts can be read in so many different ways. Individually, we all interpret texts variously. Take advertisements for example…they are usually rich with connotations and semiotics . The interpretation of this above image is filled with contrast, implications and pragmatics. The signifier of this image; a front view of a black and white photograph of…

Stahp! That’s not yours – copyright

Check out my prezi on this weeks topic of copyright! Let’s face it, copyright is a pretty serious thing. Copyright pretty much protects artists/creators’ original work. It allows the original content creator to gain all credits and gains from the work. My prezi shall explain what copyright is, when it started and few examples. There are…

Anxieties in the media & positive body image

Does social media make us self conscious? Does it create an idea of what is ‘beautiful’? There are definitely quite a few anxieties in the media going around, such as violence, politics, abuse and even social media causing ‘body shaming’- all of which effects media audiences. One issue that has always stood out to myself is…

Exploring mediums & convergence

The medium is the message? Trajectories of convergence?? I must admit, these topics are all quite new to me and took a bit of extra researching to explore deeper.. but I think i’m starting to get a grasp on them. Basically, i’ve gathered that media convergence is the coming together of different media forms. Take…

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  Hi all! I’m Claire Scroope – the face behind the blogs. I am currently in my second year at the university of Wollongong. I’m a social media enthusiast and like keeping up-to-date with new media trends. Aspiring to pursue the path of media, communications and marketing. I believe delivering value and interest is key,…