Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Web 2.0

1. Over time, I think TV shows and advertisement qualities will remain about the same, then improve as cultural ideals change. With the amateurish look, media can be created with the message and ideas at the forefront and recording techniques will take a backseat; the focus in the creative process is on the idea. People like Bo Burnham become stars because of Youtube videos. The Soup is a show dedicated to Youtube videos. And the new movie The Virginity Hit is done in a very homemade style. But other things continue to have high production values, such as the majority of movies and television shows being released every month.
2. I use Facebook or Youtube, the most. I have a Twitter but I don't use it and I don't see the need for it, although that could come in handy in the future. Youtube is just fun, and I love to maje movies and watch others, as it is a fun outlet of expression. Facebook is a great way for me to stay in touch with friends since I'm from the west coast, and it's simple; no crazy designs and features like Myspace. Facebook will be hear to stay longer than most social networks because for the most part it has remained simple and adaptive to what people want. It isn't too gimmicky which has helped it survive.
3. Transparency is important both on and offline because it is what allows people to be open and share ideas. It is so important in social media because what is said or posted online can be accessed by nearly anyone with an internet connection; what is said on any kind of medium has its effects. Being completely honest instead of hiding behind the wall that is the internet is being true; becoming another person online because it isn't face to face is childish and immature. Transparency is so important because it is a reflection of the person. Offline, some things can slip through the cracks as they aren't posted all over a network, but it is reality, and that is a time to act accordingly.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My photo document shows the unlimited possibilities of man to remain connected no matter what, through the internet, and Apple products such as the iPod and iPad. The background is a map of the internet, the connections that are being made every second. The infinite connections allow man to stay connected no matter where they are, despite great distances as the outer space element suggests. Both astronauts have the new iPhone 4, with face to face video chat, and internet, as well as many other tools. The astronaut in the foreground has an iPad, the newer smaller more portable laptop replacement, and he is watching ESPN3.com on it, which allows viewers to watch nearly every sporting event televised on their computer through their cable provider.  The internet and smart phones allow for zero breaks in communication; people can be reached no matter what through the brand new mediums of technology. Even face to face conversation is available through your cell phone.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

3 Mediums

Above is an image of a Slingbox, a device that can transmit the images from your home TV to a TV, laptop or mobile phone anywhere in the world, as if you were watching it at home.

The new iPhone 4 comes with cameras on both sides, allowing users to video chat from their cell phones with others. Users can now talk face to face on the phone, as well as use email, the internet, listen to their music and many other applications.
The above image is of ESPN3.com, a website that broadcasts live sporting events to the computer. ESPN3 works with the television channels, showing games that are not on TV.