• BCM 112

    Craftsmanship of the 21st Century

    This week’s BCM 112 lecture focused on Digital craft and its aesthetics But what is Digital craft? From my understanding, it’s the ability to create new or remediate existing media into original content through the use of an electronic contraption. With the final product providing some form of use or relevance for society. The ability to do this is highlighted by my remediation piece below. It demonstrates how in today’s digital world anyone, even those with a lack of media creation experience or technical skill (ME!!!), can in some way, shape or form create an original piece of media content by using an electronic apparatus. Furthermore, the use of social media…

    Comments Off on Craftsmanship of the 21st Century
  • BCM 112

    The Medium is the Message

    When l first heard this statement…. I’m not going to lie but, it completely flew over my head to the point where I sat in the lecture theatre merely watching Travis’s attempt to explain the contradictory statement to my sleep-deprived self. So once I was awake and ready, I decided to find the simplest definition of “the medium is the message” to have any chance of getting my head around it. One Google search later, I arrived at Dictionary.com, who find the statement means “that the form of a message (print, visual, musical, etc.) determines how that message will be perceived”. Furthermore, “McLuhan argued that modern electronic communications (including radio, television, films, and computers) would have far-reaching sociological, aesthetic, and philosophical consequences,…

    Comments Off on The Medium is the Message
  • BCM 110

    The Big Game

    We’ve all been a part of a media audience before, whether it be attending a live event/concert or merely sitting in front of a T.V. with your family on a Friday night. However, for me, the 26th of June 2006 has always been a distinct memory when being part of an audience. I was 7 years old and on holiday with my family and friends in Italy. For the last few weeks, we had been staying in a house outside a small Tuscan village. Which we walked into every day for food and supplies, where we were always greeted by the smiling locals and welcomed into the small, rustic town. However,…

    Comments Off on The Big Game