Category Archives: BCM112

Misogyny Online

“Misogyny was strict hatred of women and it probably does need a second definition to cover entrenched prejudices of women, as opposed to an out and out fundamental horror at women”- Macquarie Dictionary (2013)- dictionary editor Sue Butler- referred to by Tanja … Continue reading

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Online Activism

Young people, and social technology users in general have definitely become more engaged in political, economic and social matters online. Youth activist groups, particularly those who operate through and use social media are multiplying. Young people have seemed to start … Continue reading

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Music Sampling & the Rise of Remix Culture

Andrew Whelan’s Rip/Mix/Burn lecture really got me thinking about today’s music culture and the huge role sampling and remixing has amongst it. It is safe to say that along with the convergence of our media and technologies, there has bremixing … Continue reading

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Transmedia Narratives & Spotify

Last week was a hard one. I found it extremely difficult to link the idea of transmedia narratives to my chosen media platform, Spotify. I have therefor come to the conclusion that this is because there isn’t really much of a link … Continue reading

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Spotify~ A Participatory Media?

Spotify works in a systematic & complicated way in regards to audience participation & gatekeeping. I have roughly brushed over relatable topics in my previous blog posts on Spotify acting as both an open and closed media platform, as well as Spotify/music in general … Continue reading

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Audiences: Power, Access & Participation~ Spotify

The way in which we consume our media today, in particular our music, has come along way. It has essentially evolved from being a monologic media, to a diologic media. Monologic media is where communication is only one way- from … Continue reading

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Platforms, permissions & ideologies ~ Spotify

Along with media convergence and the constant evolution of technology, there is a definite clash in ideologies of how we use our media platforms. This includes the idea of ‘locked’, or ‘closed’ appliances, where there is complete control over the … Continue reading

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