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A New Culture for Creators (1)

If you’re on social media at all, you must know about Wendy’s Twitter account. The fast chain is now known for “roasting” people as well as their competitors, providing maximum entertainment for all. 425 more words

Media

Attention, The Indicator of Wealth (2)

Do you know anyone that is obsessed with the number of likes they get on a post, or the number of followers they have? Maybe their crush hasn’t liked their post yet. 364 more words

Media

From digital to print: the double logic of remediation

The way we perceive and interact with media is constantly changing, not only necessarily through the advent of new technologies but also due to social, historical and economic factors. 1,251 more words

New Publication in Hungarian

I am very enthusiastic about comics scholarship in Hungary: in the last two years so many things happened! There were two comics conferences, and we have finally started to build a network of university people and critics who are not afraid of comics. 436 more words

Comics

Blade Runner 2049 and Transmedia Storytelling

Transmedia storytelling is not a new phenomenon, but it is a concept that is more important than ever in 21st-century convergence culture. Media scholar Henry Jenkins states in “Transmedia Storytelling 101” that transmedia storytelling “represents a process where integral elements of a fiction get dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels for the purpose of creating a unified and coordinated entertainment experience.” An important word in that statement is “unified,” as transmedia storytelling is not the disconnected proliferation of a brand through licensing, nor is it merely a series of adaptations through different mediums, though adaptation can expand a property’s world by the nature of what various mediums require. 1,185 more words

Blade Runner 2049

New Class: Convergence Culture Candidates

I am very excited to be teaching a new graduate class this summer and I wanted to share the syllabus.  The class teaches new media theory, media industries approaches, and cultural studies by examining narratives about the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential Election.