Tag Archives: Technology

Contemporary Television and Convergence – The X Files

When The X-Files was first broadcast in 1993, there was already a sense of what was to come in the way of convergence – but not much more than that. The World Wide Web had only recently gone live, whilst … Continue reading

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Photography in Real Life

In her book ‘On Photography’, Sontag explains how photographs have become a grammar, an ethics of seeing, that they are experience captured, and that to photograph something can be like owning a piece of it.  This places the viewer of … Continue reading

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Technology and Contemporary Media

Technology is defined by the Oxford online dictionary as “the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes”. Science on the other hand is described as a systematic (or ongoing) process of study and experimentation, driven by society’s desire to advance … Continue reading

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The Significance of Sound

Media texts historically, have often incorporated other media texts within themselves, therefore redefining their meaning.  Books for example, have always benefited from illustrations and photographs to help convey a meaning, whilst the internet (more obviously), has swiftly been transformed into … Continue reading

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