Reading Response #4: Noah Zucker

In his academic piece, ‘Warcraft Adventures: Texts, Replay, and Machinima in a Game-Based Story World’, Henry Lowood discusses the history, culture, and storytelling practices of World of Warcraft and other similar games’ user bases. Of particular note to Lowood is the way in which some gamers make a diverse range of movies based on and […]

Locative Media Project- Andrew Yang (Noah Zucker)

I visited Noah’s Locative Media Project, located at the Norlin Quad. As far as accessing the project, there were a few Wi-Fi dead zones on the field itself; regardless, I got to hear the majority of the project. I really appreciated the simplicity of his approach. Both of the atmospheres were on the Norlin Quad […]

Andrew Yang- Reading Response #5

As much as any fictional film, documentary works to highlight and sometimes exaggerate a specific set of social issues. Traditionally, documentary is accepted as non-fictional in the social representative light; however, the “truths” presented in documentary can be contended like in any other film. One could argue that Fight Club is a fictional film about […]

Reading Response #4

In Peter Lunenfield’s, The Digital Dialectic: Real and the Ideal AND Unfinished Business, two major ideas are conveyed. In the first part, Lunenfield introduces two sides of a polar spectrum when regarding technology. On one end, there is the Naïve Realist and at the other there is the Network Idealists. For the Naïve Realists, technology […]

Emily Liese- app review for Avery Woods

My partner and I had similar issues with the audio on both of our apps so we sent a portion of the intended audio through email and played it while the app was being used. Other than that I didn’t have too many issues, as I was walking through the designated location the map clearly […]

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The Psychology of Rhetorical Images Charles A. Hill This reading brings to light the amount of elements in this world that could be considered rhetorical is vast, however rhetorical studies of images focus on a specific genre or purpose. Images are used to persuade the public, the technique in which they do so depends on […]

John Mackin’s Review of Kyle Mackie’s App

Kyle’s locative media took me through the space of the music building with sounds of commotion inside of the building then leading me into a song. Then it took me to the pond inside of the Kittredge neighborhood where I heard sounds of water that fit the vibe of the pond, which lead into another song. […]

Reading Response #5 John Mackin “Industrial Geography Lessons”

In John T. Caldwell’s “Industrial Geography Lessons”, He discusses Industrial space and how that relates to media. To summarizes Caldwell’s findings in one sentence, media power is constructed. Media powers contrast the industry in such a way that they maintain power. They position labor in such a way that they stay in power. Such as […]

Reading Response 5

Something these past few weeks that I found interesting was the ethics surrounding documentary styled filming. In Nichols article “Why are Ethical Issues Central to Documentary Filming” a question is presented and that is for documentary film style the person being interviewed becomes and actor but just due to the camera. So how much power […]

Locative Media Project Review of Cole Pates

Everyone in the class had difficulties getting the app to play the audio when entering the atmos’s and the storie’s. However everything involving coles project from being able to play the audios when needed for the atmos and the story was brilliant and worked great. What I found very cool about Cole’s project was his […]