Essay -in-lieu of examination
ARTS2090 Publics and Publishing in Transition Assessment Task 3 Question 4: When publishing changes, so does society. Investigate and compare the impact of two publication technologies, one pre-1900 and one post-2000, on a specific aspect of society (e.g. education, politics, creative industries, science, entertainment, social relationships). Publishing is the process of making produced...
Publics and publishing - A final reflection
As there are no required readings for this final week 13, I have decided to do a brief reflection to summarise the course thus far. As the jumpers and scarves come out and the excitement of the winter holidays are in arms reach, the Publics and Publishing in Transition course for 2012 is drawing to a close… What have I discovered, uncovered, learned? Click on the link below to view my...
This week we have been asked to think about our favourite example of publishing for “show and tell” in our Week 12 Tutorial. There are just so many different examples of publishing at our fingertips, constantly interweaving and scrambling to stand out, that it does make it hard to choose just one. As a media AND journalism student I was a little thrown as to what to choose. The...
Distribution, Aggregation and the Social
Are you a giver? Or a taker? Or somewhere in between? This week’s readings opened up the idea of living in a world of constant give and take, and the importance of not being mere consumers, but actively striving to create to give to the functioning of society. David Gauntlett’s video was a fabulous summary of his book Making is Creating, which explores the way modern society...
Visualisation is a powerful and effective way to create understanding of an invisible concept. People are better able to make sense of, interpret and understand concepts when looked at visually rather than descriptively through language and words. Here is a video I found that is a visualisation of childbirth. Click on the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xath6kOf0NE This week’s...
Have you caught the archive fever?
On recently returning from a whirlwind 4 month stint in Europe, I found myself on the plane home thinking of how best to go about getting my thousands of photos in some kind of album. Should I scrapbook, upload them onto Facebook, Tumblr or kick it old school with a photo album? Somewhere high above the Indian Ocean I decided on the traditional photo album. I figured someday I want to be able to...
Assemblage has been defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary as a ‘collection or gathering of things or people’. An assemblage in publishing refers to the materials and semiotics (things and concepts), that interrelate to make up a publication. The concept of the Actor Network Theory (ANT), developed as an approach to social theory by Michel Callon, John Law and Bruno Latour, attempts...
Modes of Publishing
Confession #1 of an aspiring journalist: I am finding it hard to keep up. Not with the latest fashion trends, or assignments, or with the Kardashions. I am finding it hard to keep up with the media and the multitude of various websites that the Internet allows and encourages us to sign up to and upload our lives onto. Think Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, YouTube, Tumblr, Wordpress, Blogspot and the...
The changing role of publishers
Publishing is the multi-part process of having produced literature moved from the hands of the author to the hands of the public. Traditionally, the process refers to the distribution of printed books and newspapers. When we examine the process of book publishing for example, it is apparent that up until recently the demand for work to be professionally published was high. However the reality...