Meme Warfare

Meme Warfare grew throughout the 2016 election campaign, with Redditors and 4chan users being widely credited for helping Donald Trump win the presidential election by spreading political memes across the internet. While we are typically used to propaganda being spread by news outlets or political candidates themselves, what I find the most interesting about MemeContinue reading “Meme Warfare”

Feudalism & Big Brother

When talking about the Walled Garden, Fuedal Heirarchy and Serfs, one thing which really stuck out to me was the idea that large media platforms such as Google, Amazon, and Netflix have almost total control of the content we consume. Not only do these mediums (including Facebook and Apple too) control the content we see,Continue reading “Feudalism & Big Brother”

The Attention Economy

The thing that stuck out to me most about this week’s content is the idea of the Attention Economy. Specifically, the reading ‘The Attention Economy’ (Kane, 2019) brought up some interesting points surrounding the way that digital products compete for our attention. Kane states that ‘today, the dynamics of the attention economy incentivize companies to drawContinue reading “The Attention Economy”

Pitch Comments and Reflection

Comments and feedback are extremely relevant when developing a DA. That’s why it’s important to give our peers feedback which is helpful, constructive, and relevant to them. Lorena’s DA involves looking into gender within video games, with her final product being in a Polygon-style YouTube video. The feedback I left her gives her my ownContinue reading “Pitch Comments and Reflection”

Project Pitch: A24 Fandom

The research project stated in the pitch video would be of auto-ethnographic nature as no research of this format has been undertaken before. While including the auto-ethnographic in a video form is an easier way to digest information, this format would also be useful as it could appeal to a different audience. Film fans whoContinue reading “Project Pitch: A24 Fandom”

Research and Ethics

Background Research It’s no surprise that significant research has been done surrounding fandoms and fan studies, and that research is incredibly relevant to my own media niche and project. However, Paul Booth (2010) brings forth an idea which I plan on exploring in my own research project: “Fan communities have always been the object ofContinue reading “Research and Ethics”

Project Pitch: Game Illustrations

Take a look at my Instagram (@thecreativedayle) if you’re interested in following along. One thing I love about this project is that it doesn’t limit the kind of games I can illustrate. While some projects may limit me to only video games or only board games, this medium gives me the freedom to do almostContinue reading “Project Pitch: Game Illustrations”

The Chronic Task of Sorting: Information Flows and Liquid Labour

While this week’s lecture and seminar brought forward a lot of interesting points, what stuck with me the most is John Boyd’s OODA Loop. While the OODA Loop was initially used within a military context, the OODA template (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) is an effective way to approach many issues or uncertainties in life. FromContinue reading “The Chronic Task of Sorting: Information Flows and Liquid Labour”

Dayle’s Designs: Project Pitch

For my BCM206 DA I’ll be creating designs which can hopefully help with my future goals and employment. I think it’s important to note that I’m a complete newby at graphic design and illustration so this is bound to be a long process of growth and development for me. I’m taking this process one stepContinue reading “Dayle’s Designs: Project Pitch”