Virtual Reality

Virtual and augmented reality: How does your planned profession leverage these digital media channels? Creating a virtual world that we can experience through hardware such as screens and headphones gives an augmented sensual experience. Virtual Reality technology has been incorporated into many businesses for staff recruitment, training, conferences, meetings and brainstorming. IBM & Second Life…

Citizen Journalist

Citizen Journalist As communication technologies advance and expand our technoculture, reporting on local news and events via online channels have become easily accessible, anyone can become what is called a ‘citizen journalist’. Wikipedia explains citizen journalism: “Citizens playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analysing, and disseminating news and information” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen_journalism). Global…

Transmedia & User-Generated Conent

Transmedia is the unfolding of a story across multiple devices to create a unique and interactive entertainment experience. Stories that utilize transmedia often have expansive fictional worlds with multiple characters whose stories are explained through various formats (Henry Jenkins, 2007). A common example of transmedia is the franchise The Matrix. There were three movies about…