Friday, November 30, 2012

Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent a chunk of time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


WilliamHartPhD spent a chunk of time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


Time played: 2 hrs


41 hours total





To see what other games I'm currently playing for research purposes (and fun), check out my Now Playing page on Gamespot or the current activity on my Raptr wall.

If you'd like to know about my videogame research, let me know. I do research on adaptation games (i.e., games adapted from novels or films) and mystery/detective games. I'm working on my own detective game now.

Also see: My Xbox profile | My Steam profile | My Playfire profile | My Gamespot profile

Or see my complete game collection on Gamespot.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent a chunk of time playing James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace (360).




Time played: 2 hrs


5 hours total





To see what other games I'm currently playing for research purposes (and fun), check out my Now Playing page on Gamespot or the current activity on my Raptr wall.

If you'd like to know about my videogame research, let me know. I do research on adaptation games (i.e., games adapted from novels or films) and mystery/detective games. I'm working on my own detective game now.

Also see: My Xbox profile | My Steam profile | My Playfire profile | My Gamespot profile

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MassMedia: International Journalism: The CNN Effect & the Social Media Effect


In his book, Global Communication: Theories, Stakeholders, and Trends, Thomas McPhail defines the CNN effect as "the process by which the coverage of a foreign event by CNN causes that event to be a primary concern for its audience, which in turn forces the [U.S.] federal government to act."  See video clip.




One could add to this process how the  U.S. government may influence foreign governments/peoples through direct action (e.g., war) or through sanctions.




Does CNN still have this influence on foreign policy?  Any other news networks, U.S. or otherwise, have this influence?  Any other form of media now has this influence?  Think: Arab Spring (see first 2 minutes).  Think: Kony2012 (see short clip).  What role does social media play in shaping foreign policy?  How's that process work?

The "social media effect" is defined here as the process by which the coverage of an event on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc. causes that event to be a primary concern for its audiences around the world, which in turn forces foreign governments to act, thus further influencing the event.

See clip below for more the idea of social media effect.





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MassMedia: Being a Journalist in a Foreign Place

Imagine being a journalist in a far off land.

Wouldn't be easy, would it?

First, you may, depending on where you are and what you are covering, be physically harmed or killed.  See Anderson Cooper clip below, for just one example.  And, if you are curious, check out some recent news about about foreign journalists being hurt or killed in the past month.  

The video clip below is from February 9, 2011


It is also not easy being a foreign journalist because you may misread/misunderstand what you are covering in that foreign land.  It is a challenge.




P. Eric Louw, in his chapter "Journalist Reporting from Foreign Places" in Global Journalism: Topical Issues and Media Systems (4th Edition), writes about the challenges of being a foreign journalist.






Thesis of chapter:
  • “Journalist coverage of foreign places increasingly influences the governance of those places.” (e.g., CNN effect.)
  • “The emergence of international governance based on foreign news-driven mediated realities has inherent dangers."

“Double Misreadings”?
  • “Relying on the news media to understand distant places inherently produces a double misreading because…”
    • Journalist can misread the news event and
    • We (the audience) can misread what the journalist is saying.
  • “journalists generally are not equipped to read distant contexts, and neither are their audiences.


Journalist misread for several reasons.
  1. “First, journalists arriving in a new context are foreigners [who don’t know the history, the religions, etc.]
  2. “Misreadings also occur because journalists carry their cultural biases with them when reporting in a foreign context.”
    1. e.g. American values/ways of doing things being seen as normal. Seeing foreign ways as “incomprehensible” or “despicable”.
  3. “…the journalistic practice of deploying simplistic labels.” 
    1. Taking a complex, sometimes chaotic situation/place and putting into 20 words or less and putting it in a way that U.S. audience will relate to.  “ethnic cleansing” label “white supremacy” label used in coverage of S.A.
  4. “…journalists routinely use binary oppositions when describing foreign contexts”   Related to #3  
    1. Common characters in a news story: “good guys” vs. “bad guys” Other characters?  Common plot?  Again, oversimplification.
  5. “…when sent to report on foreign contexts, journalists tend to (subconsciously) select contacts with whom they feel comfortable working…”
  6. “…foreign issues are read in terms of ‘home’ understandings and agendas.” 
    1. e.g., S.A. anti-apartheid struggle = U.S. civil rights struggle.  Similar to # 3


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Monday, November 26, 2012

Time Card: 11/18-11/24 - 21 hours - Thnxgvng Brk


Time Card: 11/18/2012 - 11/24/2012

21 hours this past week.  Thanksgiving break.  I gave thanks for a break. 

Below is a record of the work that I've done over this past week, mainly in the areas of research, teaching and service. I usually average about 50 to 60 hours per week. Unlike the summer, most of my time during the fall and spring semesters is spent on teaching and service. If you are interested in how I keep track of this information and why, please let me know. 



DateDayTaskAreaTotalWork unit notes
11/18/2012SunResMiscRESEARCH05:24
11/19/2012MonMCM510TEACHING02:29
11/19/2012MonMisc EmlTodoScdMISC05:01
11/20/2012TueMCM420TEACHING03:39
11/20/2012TueMCM510TEACHING02:00
11/20/2012TueMisc EmlTodoScdMISC02:16
TOTAL20:49




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New Fav YouTube Vid: "David Blaine - Street Magic 7/11" [VID]



I just added this video as a favorite on my YouTube channel.





Originally uploaded to YouTube by Rafa799.

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Description: "David Blaine - Uliczna Magia (2002)"



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Video Vault: Achebe & "Things Fall Apart" [VID]



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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent a chunk of time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


WilliamHartPhD spent a chunk of time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


Time played: 32 mins


40 hours total





To see what other games I'm currently playing for research purposes (and fun), check out my Now Playing page on Gamespot or the current activity on my Raptr wall.

If you'd like to know about my videogame research, let me know. I do research on adaptation games (i.e., games adapted from novels or films) and mystery/detective games. I'm working on my own detective game now.

Also see: My Xbox profile | My Steam profile | My Playfire profile | My Gamespot profile

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Game Research: WilliamHartPhD played a game of Minecraft (XBLA).




Time played: 3 hrs


39 hours total





To see what other games I'm currently playing for research purposes (and fun), check out my Now Playing page on Gamespot or the current activity on my Raptr wall.

If you'd like to know about my videogame research, let me know. I do research on adaptation games (i.e., games adapted from novels or films) and mystery/detective games. I'm working on my own detective game now.

Also see: My Xbox profile | My Steam profile | My Playfire profile | My Gamespot profile

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Fav #DailyShow Clip of the Week: Bill O'Reilly & "Traditional America" [VID]

"It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Best of Times"


"Bill O'Reilly celebrates America's greatest tradition -- a fevered ruling class lamenting the rise of a diverse new class that will destroy the American experiment."


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Mass Media in the News (Week of 11/18/12) - Media & War: Israel, Hamas Conflict [VID]









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Time Card: 11/11-11/18 - 48 hours - @ 2 Conferences


Time Card: 11/11/2012 - 11/18/2012

48 hours this past week.  Went to two conferences this past week. 

Below is a record of the work that I've done over this past week, mainly in the areas of research, teaching and service. I usually average about 50 to 60 hours per week. Unlike the summer, most of my time during the fall and spring semesters is spent on teaching and service. If you are interested in how I keep track of this information and why, please let me know. 

DateDayTaskAreaTotalWork unit notes
11/11/2012SunProj-HOTBRESEARCH06:49
11/12/2012MonMCM510TEACHING01:32
11/12/2012MonMisc EmlTodoScdMISC03:28
11/13/2012TueMCM420TEACHING06:02
11/13/2012TueMisc EmlTodoScdMISC01:15
11/14/2012WedMCM420TEACHING01:00
11/14/2012WedMCM485TEACHING05:03
11/14/2012WedMCM510TEACHING01:12
11/14/2012WedMisc EmlTodoScdMISC01:02
11/15/2012ThuProj-WhiteHero911RESEARCH04:34
11/15/2012ThuUnivCuricComSERVICE01:38
11/15/2012ThuMisc EmlTodoScdMISC02:06
11/16/2012FriProj-WhiteHero911RESEARCH07:56
11/17/2012SatProj-WhiteHero911RESEARCH03:16
11/17/2012SatDeptServSERVICE01:09
TOTAL48:02


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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

MediaTech: Connection - Past & Future: The Trigger Effect and the Future (U10-P4) fa12


Back to the Trigger Effect.


Start at about 3:40 and play to the end.



What are the ways by which changes comes about?  Still happening today?



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MediaTech: Connection - Past & Future: Cannon Balls, TV and Film (U10-P3) fa12


How are cannon balls connected to film and television?
Can you make the connections using Burke's approach?













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MediaTech: Connection - Past & Future: Mr. Burke & His Connections Approach (U10-P2) fa12



Recall...


What's the "Trigger Effect" that Burke speaks of?


Play video from 0:00 to about 4:50.



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MediaTech: Connection - Past & Future: Previous Theories (U10-P1) fa12



Time to add a theory to our understanding of how technologies develop.
Enter Mr. Burke.
Don't forget The Evolution of Technology discussed recently.

But first, a quick review.





Also recall "technology evolution" covered last week.




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MediaTech: The Evolution of MediaTech and You: The Process of Evolution (U9-P3) fa12

Evolution is a process.
What are the steps in the process? Recall the steps in the Blackmore video clip in a previous post?

In this short clip the process is explained in a different way. Slow the process down and catch each step. It starts with organisms vary.



Now, instead of rabbits, what if we were talking about mobile phones or any other media technology?
Would the process be similar?  How so?

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Media Tech in the News (Week of 11/4/12) - Google Glass, Respect the Tech Innovators & Other News [VID] fa12


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Intercultural Communication: Culture Shock: Outsourced (film) (U10-P4) [VID]


The process of cultural adaptation makes for good story, a good movie. One of the more recent films to address culture shock is the award winning comedy Outsourced.

Do you see in the film the stages of cultural adaptation mentioned in previous posts?



Outsourced trailer

Outsourced info: Wikipedia and IMDB
Outsourced is available for viewing on Netflix or Amazon.

There was also a 2010/11 U.S. TV series based on the film (Wikipedia | IMDB)
If you are interested, see the full first season free on Hulu.com.


Mr. Baseball is another film that I sometimes use to illustrate the stages of culture shock.  Just comparing the two trailers, notice any similarities between the two films?  See the stages of cultural adaptation?




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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Intercultural Communication in the News (Week of 11/11/12) - Trump, Bradshaw, Ole Miss & Other News [VID]


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Monday, November 12, 2012

Time Card: 11/4-11/10 - 61 hours - Back to normal

Time Card: 11/04/2012 - 11/10/2012

61 hours this past week.  Back to normal. Normal week with a presentation at conference at the end of the week. 

Below is a record of the work that I've done over this past week, mainly in the areas of research, teaching and service. I usually average about 50 to 60 hours per week. Unlike the summer, most of my time during the fall and spring semester is spent on teaching and service. If you are interested in how I keep track of this information and why, please let me know. 

DateDayTaskAreaTotalWork unit notes
11/04/2012SunTenPrepTEN01:28
11/04/2012SunMisc EmlTodoScdMISC00:32
11/05/2012MonMCM485TEACHING01:59
11/05/2012MonMCM510TEACHING04:54
11/05/2012MonMisc EmlTodoScdMISC03:28
11/06/2012TueMCM420TEACHING05:04
11/06/2012TueMisc EmlTodoScdMISC02:17
11/07/2012WedProj-HOTBRESEARCH00:56
11/07/2012WedMCM485TEACHING05:37
11/07/2012WedMCM510TEACHING03:11
11/07/2012WedMisc EmlTodoScdMISC02:39
11/08/2012ThuProj-HOTBRESEARCH03:40
11/08/2012ThuMisc EmlTodoScdMISC03:06
11/08/2012ThuDeptServSERVICE03:00
11/09/2012FriProj-HOTBRESEARCH09:33
11/09/2012FriMisc EmlTodoScdMISC01:15
11/10/2012SatProj-HOTBRESEARCH08:03
TOTAL60:42


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Mass Media in the News (Week of 11/11/12) - Election Ads, Jumping the Shark & Other News




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New Fav Vimeo Vid: "Kubrick // One-Point Perspective" [VID]

I just added this video as a favorite on my Vimeo account.



Originally uploaded to Vimeo by kogonada.

See Video: Kubrick // One-Point Perspective

Description: ""



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New Fav Vimeo Vid: "Everything is a Remix Part 1" [VID]

I just added this video as a favorite on my Vimeo account.

Everything is a Remix Part 1 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.



Originally uploaded to Vimeo by Kirby Ferguson.
See Video: Everything is a Remix Part 1

Description: "Remixing is a folk art but the techniques are the same ones used at any level of creation: copy, transform, and combine. You could even say that everything is a remix."

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

What is K-Pop? (by Briana21178) ()





What is K-Pop? (by Briana21178)


Click on the upper corner of graphic to see full playlist.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

MediaTech: The Evolution of MediaTech and You: The Third Screen and You (U9-P2) fa12


So, according the previous post, technologies evolve.  New ones are created and some old ones go extinct.


Focusing specifically on media technologies, what new media tech has evolved recently?  Is there a new species of media tech?  It could be argued that "the third screen" is a new species.  Martin writes about it in his book, The Third Screen: Marketing to Your Customers in a World Gone Mobile.   What is the third screen and how has it evolved?  And, what does it have to do with your future?  What do you see evolving in the future?  Do you see a fourth screen?  No screen? What is the connection between your future and the future of media tech?



What could a media professional do to develop content and applications for this third screen?
If a 12 year-old, middle school student can do it, so can you.  Got an idea for an app?  Why not develop it?  Need help, let me know.




"The process to develop an iPhone app is not as hard or as simple as one might think."
How to develop an app?  Read and study the steps in this article.  Many of the steps you can handle on your own, but you may need to get help on some of them.  Got an idea for an app?  Why not develop it?  Need help, let me know.



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MediaTech: The Evolution of MediaTech and You: Genes, Memes and Temes (U9-P1) fa12



Previous posts have offered theories for how technologies come to be and develop over time.  We've discussed, for example, Winston's model and we've discussed the Rogers' Diffusion of Innovations.  We now turn to our last theory -- technological evolution.


This theory is based on the biological theory of evolution.  One of the best explanations of biological evolution and the mechanism that drives evolution is found in Carl Sagan's Cosmos video series which was based on the book Cosmos.

As you are watching this clip from Cosmos, be sure to identify and be able to explain the mechanism that drives evolution.  Does this mechanism explain technological evolution?



Now take those basic ideas of biological evolution and see how they apply to technological evolution.  What do Kelly and Blackmore add to this theoretical perspective?

First, "Kevin Kelly on how technology evolves"
(You may want to start the Kelly video at about 8:20.)



 Second, "Susan Blackmore on memes and 'temes'"

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Media Tech in the News (Week of 11/4/12) - Best Inventions 2012, Gangman Style & Other News [VID] fa12



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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

InterculturalCom: Culture Shock: The W-Curve (U10-P3) fa12



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IntercultualCom: Culture Shock: What is Culture Shock? (U10-P2) fa12






This is a clip that I edited and posted on YouTube. I use this clip in my Intercultural Communication course to introduce students to culture shock. 

What is culture shock?
What are the "symptoms" of culture shock?
How do you lessen culture shock?

The instructional video that this clip comes from appears to be no longer available for purchase.  If you can find a copy available in a library, I'd recommend it.  Berry's comments are especially insightful.  The video was titled "World Within Reach."



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InterculturalCom: Culture Shock: Process of Cultural Adjustment (U10-P1) fa12



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Intercultural Communication in the News (Week of 11/4/12) - Windtalkers, 'Monkey Gestures' & Other News [VID]



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Monday, November 5, 2012

Lose Yourself - A personal favorite and a parody (music, spotify)





Lose Yourself - A personal favorite and a parody


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Mass Media in the News (Week of 11/4/12) - Moore Hurricane TV, Mickey Skywalker & Other News [VID]






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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Time Card: 10/28-11/3 - 46 hours - Hurricane slowed me down

Time Card: 10/28/2012 - 11/03/2012


46 hours this past week.  Hurricane Sandy and 2 days of cancelled classes. 

Below is a record of the work that I've done over this past week, mainly in the areas of research, teaching and service. I usually average about 50 to 60 hours per week. Unlike the summer, most of my time during the fall and spring semester is spent on teaching and service. If you are interested in how I keep track of this information and why, please let me know. 

DateDayTaskAreaTotalWork unit notes
10/28/2012SunMisc EmlTodoScdMISC01:34
10/29/2012MonMCM510TEACHING01:23
10/29/2012MonMisc EmlTodoScdMISC05:36
10/30/2012TueMisc EmlTodoScdMISC04:12
10/31/2012WedMCM485TEACHING04:43
10/31/2012WedMisc EmlTodoScdMISC03:04
11/01/2012ThuMiscServSERVICE01:18
11/01/2012ThuTenPrepTEN05:19
11/01/2012ThuMisc EmlTodoScdMISC01:20
11/02/2012FriProj-SMTVRESEARCH03:01
11/02/2012FriMCM510TEACHING02:22
11/02/2012FriMisc EmlTodoScdMISC00:25
11/02/2012FriDeptServSERVICE02:58
11/03/2012SatMCM420TEACHING06:48
11/03/2012SatMCM510TEACHING02:01
11/03/2012SatMisc EmlTodoScdMISC00:32
TOTAL46:36

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