Blog Assignment: Transformed Media Landscape – How is media transforming? We’ve had a number of conversations about the new collaborative nature of media, specifically about Clay Shirky talks on this idea as it relates to the notion of ‘cognitive surplus’. After viewing both of the required videos for this unit, pick one or two points from his presentations and write a blog on how you see yourself or society applying a more collaborative approach to media.
I think the future of media is collaboration. Today its more about using one source of media to inspire something else. Don’t know what I am talking about? Watch an episode of Family Guy. The show is primarily made up of references to the past, while it’s also uniquely its own creation. Because I think, to be successful, this has to be something more than just simply making what’s old, new again.
I’m an avid EDM (Electronic Dance Music) fan and it’s in our culture to share a creation and have others remix it into something new and uniquely their own. It’s actually why I fell in love with the genre. I love how a big room anthem could be remixed into a lounge-y poolside song for the summer, or a tribal anthem for a pride event, or a tricked out dub step banger. Great things can be gained from collaboration, while the memorable moments of the past should be allowed to be future sources of inspiration.