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There is a ghost lurking behind your Twitter feed

With social media seeming like it is running the world, do we really know who is behind the screen?

Artists such as Britney Spears and Fifty Cent don’t really navigate their own social media outlets, and instead use a ghost writer to impersonate their personality.

“It’s OK to tweet for a brand but not OK to tweet for an individual. But the truth is, they are a brand. What they are to the public is not always what they are behind the curtain. If the manager knows that better than the star , then they should do it”- Joseph Wejaman( Britney’s former Consultant)

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Toto, i dont think we’re in the material world anymore!

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In an evolving world it may seem that digital is overtaking material, however as guest lecturer Jo Law stated; “digital and material work together“. From here I went to research the term phygital where it is the mergence of physical and digital as both have great values that when put together better enhance the experience of the world. Continue reading Toto, i dont think we’re in the material world anymore!

Who said comic books were a thing of the past?

Comic books are what initiated the world that is Marvel. he comic books revolutionised the genre that is the ‘superhero’. The characters each with their own unique qualities mimic qualities that are found within humanity.

So why just leave them in the confines of the few pages of the coloured comic? Marvel has used these comics as a basis for the new universe that they have created that has put the whole world in anticipation for what’s next.

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Have you Marveled?

Marvel has become one of the most successful transmedia franchise of all time.

 The ways that the transcultural flows of popular culture inspire new forms of global consciousness and cultural competency.–Jenkins

Growing from comics in the early 1940’s, the franchise has re-vamped the ideas within the comics and translated them into the big screen. They haven’t simply just ‘copied’ and ‘pasted’ the comic and made it into the movie. They have created something entirely new where key characters are written into new worlds, interacting with new characters, worlds and issues. This has grown to further television shows, a Netflix series, individual mobile apps for each character, video games, movies and the growing collection of comic books. Marvel is able to dance the fine line between entertainment and advertisement to create engagement.

So why didn’t Marvel just do what Twilight did and recreate the world of the book onto the silver screen? Continue reading Have you Marveled?

So, did you stab Edward Cullen with a pencil or what?

I have to admit, when Twilight was mentioned in this week’s lecture I fangirled…just a little bit. Ok a lot, but I promise it was just nostalgia from my pre-teen years where I was immersed in the not only the world that is Twilight but that of the remixes that accompanied it. Continue reading So, did you stab Edward Cullen with a pencil or what?