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When publishing changes, so does society. Investigate and compare the impact of two publication technologies, one pre-1900 and one post-2000, on a specific aspect of society (e.g. education, politics, creative industries, science, entertainment, social relationships). The use of video, image and music within this video are for academic production only. All sourced material is referenced in the...
The World's Biggest Aggregate: Earth
An aggregate is defined as: ‘A whole formed by combining several (typically disparate) elements’; ‘A material or structure formed from a loosely compacted mass of fragments or particles.’ By this definition we can extrapolate that an aggregate is a synthesis of many interconnecting parts. Focusing this concept to our lives, we can thus devise that aggregates are all around...
The awesome power of presentation
Presentation alters a viewers or audiences’ perception by HOW the information gathered is conveyed, as opposed to just conveying the matter itself. This effectively allows complex messages to be received by a greater audience through using various techniques, be they through a physical or virtual realm. For the sake of this explanation, and ease for the user, only digital examples will be made...
Visual Media Forms
I had initially created a video blog, however due to technical difficulties, I’ll have to just type up an altered version of the manuscript and upload the video at a later date. Image source: http://media8.connectedsocialmedia.com/07/PID_013684/Podtech_Joe_Rorke_interview.jpg As their name suggests, Visual Media Forms are modes of media expressed in a manner that sparks a creative nerve. They...
Piracy. It's a crime?
Piracy is defined as the unauthorised use or reproduction of another’s work. The definition of the term itself supposes the act of piracy as a condemning one. In arguing whether or not piracy should be allowed, or not, goes against the definition. So in arguing that piracy should be legalised, or condoned at the very least, it is to argue that an ill act should be legal to be...
Image source: http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&q=book#/d2c0o2x A book is an archive of chapters. Each chapter is organised in a chronological order, where the previous chapter leads onto the information in the next. Image source: http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&q=book+shelf#/d2aoqei Books are archived into a shelf, where they are categorised into genres,...
Modes of publishing
Throughout history technological advancements have created and propagated great societies- from ancient Egyptian sculptors, to Chinese block printers, from 15th century print, to the modern day digital realm. Technological advances continually impact society to such an extent, that they fundamentally change (and continue to change) the way in which societies function. Over the course of human...
eReaders ARTS2090; z3378184
eReaders. Image obtained from: http://frelibrary.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/ipad-ereaders.jpg In my experience, they’re annoying things. As far as innovation and being compact go, they’re great. They grant me access to information with inbuilt lights, allowing me to read in the dead of the night. They’re also easier to carry around than a load of books. However, in owning an...