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Personal Reflection On iCollab

The past 4 months have been very interesting. We started off by selecting a subject we all thought we could contribute to and also something we can relate to. We saw “Effects technology have on sleeping patterns”. We took that as a group because we all have technology that distracts us at night. So we all started by coming up with ideas on what we can do.

 

Last semester we had to do a 24 hour media fast which was very hard for me, so we decided to do a 24 hour mediathon. Which is where we would go 24 using technology and no sleep. It was a piece of cake. It just comes to show when your brain is busy you can work through the tiredness, and also you realise you work through feeling hungry as well.

 

We also got 4 sub categories to research which gave our group research more depth. I also came across some articles that I found very relevant to technology and sleeping. Which was the effect working at home can have on our sleeping patterns. This where we decided to do a poll as a group to see what other people do as working at home can be such a big distraction.  

 

Now it has come to the end and after all the blogging, research and tweets. I have learnt a lot, I have learnt the different tools the web have to offer and found lots of depth of tools that are available to me to develop and transmit media across multiple platforms. Not to mention the amount I have learnt about our bodies and how important sleep is to us all.  It has been a big learning curve in the fact that the web is an even bigger tool than I first thought. There is so many different aspects of media influence all across the web and we need to embrace it. 

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Blog – Screen Cast

I show you my blog, and discuss the contents. Enjoy.

Blog – ScreenCast

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Everythings A Remix

Here I watch all four episodes of Everything Is A remix. I will place my thoughts on each episaode. Enjoy.

Everythings An Remix – Part 1

From the first 30 seconds, there is already glimpses of “Remixed” culture by the way he uses the Star Wars Intro to introduce the episode which I thought was clever. He then again uses the same tactic when he shows PacMan. I knew a lot of music artists use other artists music but not as much as he shown in this and to think so much more happens. To think so many artists could be and possibly on the verge of piracy or plagiarism to a certain extent and it just proves that when Led Zeppelin got sued for it. The problem seems to be that they took all credit for the album they released, with several songs too similar to previous versions. Whereas if they had branded it as a “cover” album they would had been okay i suppose.

Everything Is A Remix – Part 2

In this part, it seems the message is “Creation Requires Influence”. This is a statement i somewhat agree with. I think it is perfectly alright to use techniques someone else has used and put your stamp on it, show how you think you can make it better. A lot of films these days are old films reproduced constantly to keep the audiences and the money in the business. There are multiple sequels of several films i can think of, and multiple remakes.
A lot of today’s remix culture is ideas expanded into new ideas. People are taking what they’ve seen and making it theirs, whilst improving it or not, but they do and will carry on doing it.

Everything Is A Remix – Part 3

I Invented Nothing New. To Tech That Comparatively Few Men Are Responsible For Greatest Forward Steps Of Mankind Is The Worst Sort Of Nonsense. Henry Ford

To me that quote from Henry Ford, is very true. We wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for the past work work of others. That is how we evolve as a world, and as a race, is we take peoples work and improve it and look at how we can improve it that it will be significant to us. That is the message of part 3, it shows alot of things if not anything is original, all ideas have been previous ideas but further developed and transformed.

COPY, TRANSFROM, COMBINE!

Everything Is A Remix – Part 4

In Part 4, the feel i get from this, is that everything is about greed in todays society. Nobody wants to help each other, we all want the profit, we all want the big house, big car, the big bank balance. This is why i think Patents are so often now thanks people thinking there ideas are intellectual property. Everything is a bout money or fame and maybe that is the wrong way to be thinking bout this. The whole world is struggling at the moment, countries are in recession, global warming etc. We should be pushing each other as a species and pushing each other to become better and do better things with what we have previously succeeded at.

Social Evolution

Thank You for reading my views on the “Everything Is A Remix”.

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24 Hour Media Fast That Lasted 5 hours..

Throughout the day I shall blog hourly to describe what I have been doing to keep myself busy and how I am feeling. Wish me luck.

10:30am – 11:30am

Woke up to no noise of a TV, was refreshing but not being able to turn it on wasn’t such a benefit. Feeling Upbeat at the moment and that I could possibly do this. On the other hand I must remember to stay out of the living room.

11:30am – 12:30pm

Breakfast Time. Enjoyed some toast with jam and a cup of tea. Time isn’t moving as quickly as possible but I find that I have more time to think about productive things I could do. I am coming to the opinion that my interaction with social media 80% of the time is not the fact that I enjoy doing it, but more that it is a routine for me.

12:30pm – 13:30pm

Third hour gone by and I have sorted my bedroom. Not a very productive hour and starting to feel the boredom and need to load up a game or something. Need to find something to keep my brain active, may try reading Steve Jobs Autobiography which I have been meaning to finish. See you in an hour.

13:30am – 14:30pm

Had 5 minutes of failure in the last hour where I came upstairs and turned my TV on and started watching How I Met Your Mother. It is routine for me to come upstairs either go on pc, or turn my TV on and that’s why I did it. Becoming bored and restless, I am struggling to keep myself occupied by reading.

14:30pm – 15:30pm

Boredom has taken its toll and now I have started planning for video blog.

Summary

As no work was available to me from an offline status it meant i had very little to keep me occupied. There was only ever so much food i could eat to keep me occupied. However anyone in today’s culture would struggle with this task but i could of perhaps tackled this with more enthusiasm and planning ahead of what tasks i could of done to keep me occupied. Anyway i hope you enjoy and try it yourself.

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