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Video Games in a Culture of Convergence

Written by Jens Kjeldgaard-Christiansen:

This post argues that the modern video game bears a unique affinity to contemporary convergence culture. Recognizing this affinity will improve our understanding of the video game as well as the media culture framing it. 2,223 more words

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The Changing World of Documentary

Are reality television shows the new documentary?

Where is the line draw between absolute truth and fiction? The second the camera is put into position to capture a moment of time it is biased.  369 more words


EA Sports: Women in the Game?

In Condis’ article she points out from Jenkins’ ideas of convergence culture that, “‘not all participants’ in a convergence culture ‘are created equal. … Corporations – and even individuals within corporate media – still exert greater power than any individual consumer or even the aggregate of consumers’ “(p.199). 285 more words


Making a Convergent Culture

In the introduction of his book, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, Henry Jenkins outlines the 3 main concepts of convergence culture: 323 more words


May the odds be ever in your favor - Hunger Games and Participatory Culture

According to the Gregg Driscoll reading, ‘participatory culture’ is basically the idea of audiences being able to interact with the media they are consuming. “At its clearest, participatory culture describes the systematic generation of  audience activity, usually by digital media” (Driscoll, 574). 136 more words


Media convergence and people watching.

The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the words “convergent media” is my iPhone. I can call people, text people, post a Facebook status, share my lunch on Instagram, Snapchat a video of the dance floor at The Grand, transfer $4.95 into my account for a Happy Meal after the grand, check up if Centrelink has paid me yet… let’s not go there.  356 more words

The Fake, the Real and the Digital

How can we describe the real? What constitutes the real and how can we perceive it? Is it what we can taste empirically or does reality transcend the physical?   722 more words

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