☆ a photographer’s footsteps.

Instead of compassing a general and mainstream approach of finding noise and making art out of it, I let my second creation be one of modernity and personality. It tells a story. With voice, music, physical interaction with objects and the sounds of the environment. 

I wanted to put the viewer in the life of a photographer; I desired to record movements and actions.

Beginning with making coffee to illustrate early morning; the boiling of the kettle and pouring of milk (relevant to my remoscope). The ringing sound of the phone then leads the subject walking. “I’m coming, I’m coming!” she says; hinting at the tardiness trait that I possess. The sound of an engine turning on led by music on the radio before sounds of waves and cameras flashing.

I’m a photographer. I communicate through photographs. This narrates the morning of a photoshoot.

I had asked myself 2 questions that were to be answered with my creation.

Firstly, what is something audio can do that video cannot?

Being a hard-of-hearing person myself, it was a difficult one to answer. Placing a greater emphasis on audio limits our preconceived notions, providing a unique experience and perspective. Additionally, where visuals facilitate the process in providing the viewer with a direct story, audio gives it more sense of mystery and this forms the viewer’s curiosity. 

Thirdly, how could I indicate the act of photography via audio? 

I idealised the concept in which I have the subject state what they’re showing in the photograph – each time, a different person and a different message, – after each click.

The sound after each click is a capture of the ending paragraph of my “where I’m from” poem.

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Most people already know that Copyright is an author’s hold on their work and their capacity to control how it is used – so anyone who intends on using it must request permission.

But they do not know, that it has so far been held for a maximum of thirty two years before it goes into the ‘public domain.’

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They all know that Disney owns a majority of the media content.

But, the majority also does not know, that Mickey Mouse was a side character of Steamboat Willie (while still a Disney production, was an alternated version of Steamboat Bill Jr. by Keaton and Reisner), before being a very widespread and iconic figure – Mickey, himself.

The most creative era of history is the time before it was impossible to find a loophole from the problem that is copyright.

What is an artist, if not able to explore? The boundary of copyright is only limiting.

Instead of wondering if copyright is either the fail or the success of creative media, we should be questioning how much and how far it should control.

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remix culture (ft. middle)

I’ve made a very broad post regarding ‘plagiarism,’ with music tracks as a highlight of controversial plagiarism and the concept of possible “accidental similarity.”

This is another discussable topic. Something that diminishes the accusations of plagiarism are new content being distributed and altered from old content – song remixes. The prime artist remains the manufacturer but the consumer can then become a producer through the revamped track.

Originally (before the revolution of media), an artist would only be able to raise toward fame through a company who endorses their music and publicises a record label. However, now that YouTube and SoundCloud have progressively ameliorated, we can publish our creations by our own means. Additionally, anyone has access to the software and is adequate of creating such product. As the users have open ability to comment and be part of the judging community of feedback, the self-pursuing artists may attain prominence their own way.

Every year, we see a continuous and substantial number of remix artists – a new era. It is, however, highly competitive. To acquire the best form of recognition, an artist has to create a product that echoes well and in order to be legitimized, it needs to be culturally admissible.

Middle – DJ Snake (ft. Bipolar Sunshine) remixes:

[A/N: To be honest, the original will forever be my favourite. Although, Wildfellaz drop at 1:18 is ultimately the death of me and Mija’s is ridiculously nice.]

My attempt at a remix (with help, of course as I cannot remix to save a life):

 

FEEDING THE WEB?

[A/N: a podcast blog for those who are tired of reading so much xx]

We’ve conceded that the new boundless approach to the media world gives us the competence to obtain and create content, therefore giving us instantaneous access to knowledge. We can also decide where we reap our information from and who is going to consume our teachings.

“The Web makes it more likely that the people who have such knowledge will find their way to you.”

Universally, we are feeding the web with more and more information; all the distinctive approaches and perspectives on any one topic. The diversity and scale of this Web results also in disparate ideas from all kinds of backgrounds. The web is a helpful procedure in resolving complex issues through harnessing collective intelligence from clusters of people.

But we’re not the only ones getting more adept and perceptive, the Web is too.

sshot500e64187fd0e.jpgLooking at the gradual burgeoning intelligence of the Web, it won’t be long before the Internet can predict our next moves before we do. In twenty years time or more, we can expect the predictability of the Web to become immensely powerful and… precise. We will reach an era where there will be a sufficiently monumental amount of content streaming the universe from all kinds of people, and the Web will have learnt it all. This gives the Web an understanding of what someone wants from previous searches, therefore guiding to guide us to the discovery of the future true answers/results we seek when we request them.

Soon enough, the Web will know us better than we know ourselves!!

WHAT THE F IS A “MURDOCH”

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When I’m in search for societal news and issues of the world, I head toward NewsCorp because of their disparate sources.

News Corporation was formed in 1979 by the Murdoch family, now owning and operating around 170 newspapers/magazines making it the world’s second largest conglomerate. The Murdoch family originally had News Limited as the principal company but they had reallocated News Limited to be under NewsCorp. The revolution of July 1, 2013, resulted in timage-20161205-25645-14enkqu.pnghe integration of NewsCorp to United States, eventually restoring News Limited back into its initial position under the new name, NewsCorp Australia. Together with Fairfax Media, Newscorp caused “[Australian] media ownership concentration [to be] one of the highest in the world.” (Michelle Rowland, press release, November 8, 2016.)

With a reporter, editor and senior executive of the Herald and Weekly Times newspaper, for a father, Rupert Murdoch became one of the most unstoppable media owners in the world (especially with his relations to both UK, US and Australia). His father, Keith Murdoch’s publishing company acquired audience from all Australian states except for NSW and as he died, Rupert rejected continuing this legacy and proposed a new company instead – News Limited; gaining full control. When asked about his favourite part of such control, Murdoch replied with: “being involved with the editor of paper in a day-to-day campaign… trying to influence people.” (Rupert Murdoch in 1995, interview with Ken Auletta; New Yorker).

Additionally, with this much power over the media world – is there any possibility that he may have warped the original stories to fit his personal (biased) opinion?

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Murdoch’s headlines were always boastful and used as a political bludgeon: “IT’S THE SUN WOT WON IT,” “KICK THIS MOB OUT,” “PRICE OF LABOR.” As if not conspicuous enough, Murdoch’s beliefs relentlessly states his position in a government issue – with the capacity to make or break. In the 2010 election, Murdoch summoned his editors to clarify his hatred for Gillard and wanted regime change; telling Abbott’s editors that he favoured them. Naturally, any competitors in electives seek to gain his approval but at most are pleased with his neutral stances.

Can you imagine how much respect you would have in this position?

Do you still trust him?

People have interpreted Murdoch as a leader who corrupts his newspapers in order to gain commercial advantage. An example of this was the incident in which National Broadband Network was to be released and was likely to overthrow Murdoch’s Foxtel, so he released his newspapers with an agenda to destroy both Rudd and Labor.

However, this remains a debatable topic, as if he truly wanted commercial advantage then he would have closed the newspapers that were losing his money (The Australian, London’s The times and New York Post).

References: 1, 2, 3, 4

GOOGLE KILLED THE NEWSPAPER STAR

Old media relied on single-handedly providing someone with a product that’s content which was strongly controlled by the producers (99% with truth and the intention to provide quality service). Newspapers, books, radio and television all had relied on a certain ‘professional’ company or person to be pulling the strings and are provided with resources, filter and control.

The revolution of legacy media to an ‘open access’ media was a dire need to answer the question of improvement; to see a forward reaction. So people commenced the seek to find something immediate and ubiquitous.

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They found the internet.

Why should we have to watch movies on tv, read on newspapers and see images in magazines? Why should we do that when we can do this in one medium – the internet?

However, this revolution had consequences.

Such as the gradual death of old media. It’s progressive aptitude for content to be replicated into Google lead citizens to be unwilling to pay for their content, causing newspaper outlets and publishers to begin going bankrupt.

A resolution to such a problematic conundrum is to understand that Google and other Internet websites (Wikipedia) is additionally in seek for writers, directors and hosts to present their information.

Simple to say, the internet is an idyllic change that is unstoppable and inevitable.

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