“What Is New Media?” Essay

The Essay: This essay will examine the question, “What is new Media?” in order to define what New Media is. The major ideas, authors, and works that will be examined are Marshall McLuhan’s “Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man” (1964); Vin Crosbie’s “What is new media?” (1998); and Sherry Turkle’s “The Second Self: Computers and… Continue reading “What Is New Media?” Essay

The Global Market

Key points of British Gamers There has been a significant shift in trends in the video game world away from the stereotype of the geekish male gamer (those who played MUD at the inception of the industry), towards a more widespread and eclectic industry. 70% of British people now play video games on a regular… Continue reading The Global Market

Casual Games

What is Play? Now, before I talk about casual games, it would probably be a good idea to talk about some terms that center around games. The first one I’ll talk about is play. You do have to play games after all. Play Wales, an organisation which works to promote children’s rights to play and… Continue reading Casual Games

The Medium is the Message

Who is Marshall McLuhan? Marshall McLuhan was born in Canada on July 21st 1911. He was a student first at the University of Manitoba, and then at Cambridge University. Initially, he earned a B.A. (1932) and M.A. (1934) at Manitoba, before proceeding to complete a B.A. (1936), M.A.(1939), and Ph.D (1942) at Cambridge. He went… Continue reading The Medium is the Message

The importance of Media and Communication

New Media So, New Media. Media created using the technology of our time. As I write this, in 2015, we create images using software like Adobe’s Photoshop and Illustrator, edit 3D models using Google SketchUp and Autodesk 3Ds Max, and browse through masses of internet webpages using Google and Bing. I’d like to think that… Continue reading The importance of Media and Communication

Meow… An Introduction to CATS

Awwwwww, CATS… No, not those kinds of CATS CATS, sounds like a lovely, furry, cuddly subject where it will love you more the longer that you hold it in your lap and scratch behind its ears… It’s not. CATS actually stands for “Critical and Analytical Studies”. During CATS lessons, the idea is to strip down… Continue reading Meow… An Introduction to CATS