At the start of this task, I’ll be honest; I hated it and didn’t really see much point for it. But looking back, it really did teach me a lot. It enabled me to delve deeper into the issues and actually think about them and put them into my own words. I know my blog is definitely not the best but I tried so hard to make it half as good as the fantastic ones I’ve been reading. It has taught me a lot about converging media and the increasingly important role that media and technology have on all our lives even if we don’t realise it.
Here’s a look at my top 3 blog posts.
1. Mix it, Match it
I really enjoyed this topic because the remix culture is one that I never would have thought was a topic for discussion. Music is a large part of my life and it was interesting to learn about the idea of collaborations and I would never have thought it would have much of an association with the media. Boy how I was wrong.
2. CTRL + C
I knew copyright was always a major issue but I never knew to what extent. Blogging about this issue enabled me to actually grasp the impact it has on the media and how converging media can impact it.
This one for me was an interesting topic. Transmedia storytelling was always a major influence growing up but I didn’t actually know there was a name for it! The way in which fiction can get placed into so many varying types of media such as games, magazines and theme parks is everywhere including Harry Potter and Tomb Raider. I struggled at the start of this topic, but the more I learnt, the more I enjoyed it.
Willa is over and out.