the New Woman of the 1920’s boldly asserted her right to dance, drink, smoke, and date—to work her own property, to live free of the strictures that governed her mother’s generation. (…) She flouted Victorian-era conventions and scandalized her parents. In many ways, she controlled her own destiny.
“I’ve always wanted to travel overseas”
Following his heart into the depths of western Europe, Blake will spend two months on a Contiki tour. He will be fully submerged in the picturesque views and rich history whist giving him a glimpse into the beauties that is the old world.
Only just six months later, Blake will return to London to start his “Journalistic based” internship where he would love to explore history and performance.
Mixing his journalism course at UOW with his love for History provides a perfect backdrop from where he will his journey.
After all, “where else in the world, but Europe?”
Why has it taken this long for copyright laws to reach a happy medium?
The audience consumer value has changed to that of a prosumer status calling for a change in copyright.
People participate in the creation and recreation of their culture-Lawrence Lesig
In the eighteenth century, copyright laws were almost non-existent in the public domain before the introduction of content copyright of fourteen years after it was published. Then, copyright laws went on a rampage after Disney pledged for the copyright time to be extended.
Society saw it change to 50 years, 70 and now ultimately 120 years for corporate authorship! Just insane to think that the brilliance encapsulated within the content produced under these laws can not be explored further and become something spectacular.
This is just limiting the consumer–or now prosumers– creativity and freedom. When in fact the internet emulates a sort of false scarcity in the midst of its free flowing content ability.
Over the last 10 years, a new balance has been created with the introduction of Creative Commons (cc). This new license allows artists, companies and creators to permit the use of their content to the audience and allow them to remix, remediate and recreate. Although, some rights are still reserved, it encourages this read-write culture.
Now that we have received a sort of offering (as the meme suggests) from Creative Commons consumers are cherishing the new freedom that they have to explore areas past their previous confines.
One step forward for consumers!
2007. Creative Commons-Get Creative, online video, 10 April, viewed 17 March 2015
Saloon.O, 2011, Creative Commons101: An introduction to CC licences, Blog post, viewed 18 March 2015 <http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-12/13/creative-commons-101>
A constant flow of messages.
Today’s society is currently in the midst of the technological age where conversation is merely authenticated by the touch of a button and the only face to face confrontation is through the means of a screen.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” –Charles Dickens. (Tale of two cities)
Wake up call at 6am.
Fully occupied bus.
Holding on for dear life as the bus shunted toward uni.
Welcome to the next 3 years!
As a first year, the first day at university is different for everyone, mine however was a mix of excitement and expectation.
Within the four month intermission–or much needed break from the HSC–many people reinvented themselves rendering their “old” identity as a thing of the past looking to the future with a new shade upon their head, or a fake tan, 3 times darker than their skin colour. Others came out of their shell whilst some became introverted.
I however didn’t deviate from the path that I was on and the identity I had forged over the last 18 years.
My name is Monique Lombardo. I am a first year student at University of Wollongong studying a bachelor of communication and media majoring in journalism.
Here’s just a little bit about me…
I am 18 years old and have the birth sign of twins–the gemini. I live at Narellan so that means I need to commute by bus to get to uni! For as long as I can remember I have been a dancer across most genres. As time went on and the natural process of growing up took place, I decided that it wasn’t profession that I wanted to pursue.
Here I am, currently undertaking BCM112, BCM110 and JRNL101. I want to take these classes to challenge my ideas of the world and broaden my knowledge of the changes in media.
I love taking preconceived ideas or notions and adding a spin thus providing a different insight into an already stressed topic. It is this that I believe will contribute to the change in media in this era.