Monthly Archives: October 2013

Film and Digital Convergence

Jenkins discusses the idea of consumers collaborating to find new and innovative ways to participate in their culture, which has generated positive and negative feedback from producers. Fans of certain television shows or movies, for example, sometimes write fanfiction inspired … Continue reading

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The Medium of Film in Convergence

Chapter 3 chronicles the Matrix trilogy and its efforts in the realm of transmedia storytelling.  The Wachowski brothers decided to follow up the original film with a sequel that required users to find supplemental material by playing the Matrix role … Continue reading

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The Island of Misfit Phones

This last year had an iPhone 3G die, and yes I typed 3G without an S and lower than 4. I had long since stopped using the phone myself as I bounce from Apple to Android and back again. It … Continue reading

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Convergence Culture and the Rise of the Spoiler

As I was reading chapter 2 of Jenkins, I got to thinking about the members of the obsessive fansite, Survivor Sucks and what connection there is between spoilers and this class, Digital Literacy?  Spoilers are active participants in media.  Rather … Continue reading

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#90sKids

What better way to introduce us to Convergence and Culture by Henry Jenkins than to discuss convergence itself. Jenkins talks about the idea of convergence and takes us through the new technology that has helped this along. Let’s focus on these … Continue reading

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Selfe at it again…

Here’s an article on Digital Composing. http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/english/cconline/digitalcomposing/

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Passionate Affinity-Based Learning

One interesting idea discussed in Gee and Hayes’s Language and Learning in the Digital Age is the notion that while an academic form of writing is being taught in schools, an entirely different language is developing because of how people … Continue reading

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Language and Literacy

This week, we’re going back to our roots a little to take look at language. Language is an important component to literacy because, without it, we might be quite literate in… waving our arms around and pointing at things. It’s … Continue reading

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Was Plato Onto Something?

In Gee and Hayes’s Language and Learning in the Digital Age, it is stated time and time again that literacy and technology have their “good and their bad” as far as how human interaction with them is concerned. However, as often as … Continue reading

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