Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: First-person media and the kids your kids are watching

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  • Craig Ranapia,

    I don't get it (yet), quite possible aren't supposed to, but damn it's still awesome seeing the younglings doing their thing and, as far as I can tell, doing it well. If I ever turn into You Kids Are Doing It All Wrong Guy, someone just take me out behind the barn and put me to sleep. It will be a kindness. :)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming,

    As long as they stay off my grass, there's room for everyone ;-)

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2931 posts Report Reply

  • william blake,

    http://www.lacan.com/lacan1.htm

    I really wish I had a v log and an audience when I was an adolescent but I'm really glad I didn't.

    Since Mar 2010 • 380 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to william blake,

    I really wish I had a v log and an audience when I was an adolescent but I’m really glad I didn’t.

    Oh man, I'd have been unstoppable with today's tools ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22817 posts Report Reply

  • Kathleen Quinlivan,

    This is what should be being used in Health and sexuality education programmes in schools

    Rangiora • Since Sep 2014 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock, in reply to william blake,

    I really wish I had a v log and an audience when I was an adolescent but I'm really glad I didn't.

    A perennial 'let's all give thanks' amongst my social circle is: 'I'm really glad there wasn't any social media back when we young and (extremely) stupid'. I'm glad I did the shit I did, and I'm even more glad the direct audience was usually limited to a maximum of around seven people I knew.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    A really interesting episode of Media Take. I know of a couple of teachers who will be using it.
    I know that it places me at odds with the greater mass of population but I do hate selfie-sticks. When we were travelling about in Europe over summer, there were times I wished I was carrying a pair of bolt-cutters. Their pervasive use ('look at me and some old building behind me') reminds me of the moronic hordes who gather before the Mona Lisa in The Louvre, and take very bad photos of a surprisingly small painting.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2557 posts Report Reply

  • Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere,

    I put it to them that there’s a Freaks and Geeks character to what they do, and Liam said: “I don’t understand the question.” Of course.

    Seriously!? Am I to feel happy that I am part of the club that happily gets the reference to the amazing show or sad that it's not universally known?

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 33 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere,

    Seriously!? Am I to feel happy that I am part of the club that happily gets the reference to the amazing show or sad that it’s not universally known?

    It just means you're old, man.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22817 posts Report Reply

  • Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere, in reply to Russell Brown,

    It just means you’re old, man.

    I know, I know... *sigh* - but you don't have to say that with so much relish! Anyway, it's their loss!

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 33 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    It would also be straightforward to have software that superimposes a selected random image of oneself over every regular image as it's saved, thus making every piccy a selfie.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Apparently Disney has banned selfie sticks from its U.S. theme parks

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2557 posts Report Reply

  • Brent Jackson, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    Heh - I like that concept. A button in Picasa (or whatever) to "Make Selfie" which would take a prepared image of your self (ie a nice one) and place it in the foreground of the current shot.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 615 posts Report Reply

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