No, it really does sound fun. Promise![link]
Yesterday I just opened up a new blog to replace my old one from three year's back. Its purpose is not to tell you all about my life and ramblings (hate to sound blunt but... who cares?) but it's for a 4,000 word dissertation to write up on for my Graphics degree. My topic of choice: the remix culture on the Internet, and how far it's helping the relationship between consumer and corporations.
It's still a working title, sure, but after a visit from my tutor who's in charge of this module, I'm sure to get a solid question by then. The blog itself will consist of research material done by myself, textual, visual and video resources from others and... oh, probably some memes of some description. All in good fun, no harm done.
Some seedier subjects will be gathered, like copyrights and how far they are successful in curbing the remixing craze. Not very well from what I heard of.
The link to my new blog is above. Sure it doesn't look very extensive now but give it some time and it will grow into a very valuable information source not only for myself, but for others who are interested in this internet phenomenon as a whole. I should attempt to make at least one post each day to record my findings. I appreciate any comments from you all about the subject of the participatory culture we're embracing right this minute - yes, DA IS a fine example - I'm all ears. This module will last 6 months and the blog will be laid to rest after the essay deadline. Unless.