Moral panic: Porn, art, or both?

April 20, 2015

There’s plenty of debate on where the line is between art and pornography, or whether there really is a line at all. But before we start comparing the two, it’s a good idea to first define both terms. Art: “the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what…

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Jason Derulo – Wiggle (ft. The Wiggles)

April 18, 2015

To compliment this week’s lecture, I created a short video mashup to demonstrate how virtually anyone
has the ability to take existing content and edit it to create an entirely new message.

This is my YouTube video post.

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Crowdfunding: Empowering ambitious entrepreneurs without the capital to bring their ideas to life.

April 16, 2015

New entrepreneurs are always coming up with fresh ideas for new products and services to revolutionize the way we do things. The problem for many aspiring entrepreneurs, however, is that they lack the upfront money required to develop and produce their idea into a finished product. Previously, the only solutions to this were…

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Open vs. Closed Platforms: Which is More Viable For Long-Term Success?

March 27, 2015

I decided that a Prezi mindmap would be a decent way to compare various different types of OS platforms and users’ ability to create and distribute content for these platforms, and compare this to how each platform’s market share has changed over time. Are open platforms the new big thing? Let me know…

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28 Tracks Using The Same “Woo” Sample

March 26, 2015

What you’re hearing at the start of the podcast is one of the most frequently sampled tracks in electronic music – the acapella from Loreatta Holloway’s Crash Goes Love, released in 1984. It’s now been sampled in 129 tracks from artists such as deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Don Diablo and David Guetta.

In light of this, I decided to make a compilation of 28 tracks that use the Crash Goes Love sample to demonstrate just how often it is used in dance music. The name/artist of each song is annotated on the Soundcloud track in real time 🙂

Should the artists of sampled tracks make a commission for their content being used in new media? Let me know what you think in the comments.

This is my Soundcloud podcast post.

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Be careful what you do both on and off Facebook.
Re-thinking the Role of the Media: What is Facebook Doing With Your Info?

March 23, 2015

Facebook users have always been anxious about the effects Facebook is having on their lives, and rightfully so. As you’ll find out in the post below, Facebook’s data collection and the way they present this data to their advertising partners consists of far more than what meets the eye. Since…

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Not sure if new medium, or mutation of an older one
The Medium is the Message

March 22, 2015

In relation to the BCM112 content for Week 2, The Medium is the Message, I took a photo to depict how old mediums can mutate over time into new ones; as is the case with the vinyl turntable which lives on today in the form of the CDJ. The medium of…

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