Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. present arguments that explore the cultural and social dynamics of converging and participatory media
  2. critically analyse how communications and media are encoded for the Internet
  3. apply the affordances of new web media platforms and services
  4. explore the new media affordances of web applications and services
  5. anticipate commercial trends in Web Media.
  • Topics

    • Introduction
    • Television & Film
    • Music
    • Games
    • Photography
    • Creating Reflective Web Media
    • Remix // Mashup // Copyright
    • Transmedia & Fan-Created Content
    • YouTube Creativity & Participatory Culture
    • Mobile Media & Apps
    • Spreadability
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Print Materials

      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

Special requirements

No special requirements

For at least twenty years, we have seen a trend towards 'convergence' in the media, as new social understandings and new business models emerge that break down the distinction between traditional media forms (print and broadcast news, films and games, and so on). We have also seen the development of social or participatory media, without rigid boundaries between consumers, creators and producers. The Internet has played a critical role in these processes, becoming the key frame of reference for discussions of the future of converging and participatory media. In particular, the World Wide Web enables the production, distribution, remixing and remediation of an extraordinary array of digital media content and the linking together of otherwise separate media forms. In this subject, you will investigate why and how media are transforming in the era of convergence and participation, and then put these insights into practice by creating web-based media content.

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  • Essay (30%)
  • The Pitch (20%)
  • Web Media Creation (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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