Fan Culture ("Fandom")
So first off, what exactly is fan culture? Or Fandom as it’s also known? Well after looking into some research, we are told that fan culture is a perfect example of what is called ‘convergence culture.’ But then, what’s convergence culture?? Henry Jenkins wrote a book entitled “Convergence Culture”, in which he argues that mass media and technology have moved...
Moral Panic in Ireland 2010: Head Shops
The year 2010 saw the emergence of a number retail outlets (head shops) in Ireland that sold ‘legal highs’. These head shops sprang up all around the country, and sold perfectly legal alternatives to the likes of cannabis and acid, due to a number of various loop holes in a very grey area in Irish law. But the moral panic surrounding the head shops began when reports of teenagers...
Interesting video on audio and imagineering.
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In 5 Years Time?
Art is a major part of my life. I’ve been drawing ever since I was very young and I’ve won awards for my art since primary school all the way through to 6th year of secondary school. So when I applied for my current course, Creative Multimedia in DkIT, design is what I had in mind! Everything else in the course description in the prospectus sounded interesting, but design was my main...
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“Early Punk” The punk subculture revolved around listening to an aggressive genre of rock music called punk rock. Punk rock is notable for it’s use of distorted guitar sounds and noisy drumming which derived from the garage rock of the 1960s and the pub rock of the 1970s. Most punk rock songs are short, with a simple, basic arrangement using fairly few chords and lyrics that...
Defining & Understanding Culture
‘Culture’ is a term which has long been hard to define. It can often be mixed up with the term ‘society’. The two are completely different but are closely entwined in the idea that one could not exist without the other. As Anthony Giddens puts it, “no cultures could exist without societies. But equally, no societies could exist without culture. Without culture no...
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