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Web 2.0: What does it mean for film?

Web 2.0

With the interactive platform of the internet filmmakers are closer than ever before with their audiences.

When I was growing up film was my safe place.  275 more words


Donnie Darko: Waking the Transmedia Universe

Donnie Darko (2001) is a psychological thriller directed by Richard Kelly and starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The story follows a teenager being lead to cause mischief by his imaginary friend Frank before the world ends, kinda (make sure you… 253 more words


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