Why ‘The Hobbit’ Is More Videogame Than Movie

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I recently watched ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ just before watching some gameplay of World Of Warcraft and something clicked. My criticisms of the movie were based on assumptions from the ‘old’ way of watching movies and it should really be viewed in a different light, the same way colour film had to viewed differently to black and white films. So why do I think ‘The Hobbit’ is more videogame than movie?

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Musicking Phormats: The distribution of music in a new media landscape

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How does music distribution affect the listener and how can we discuss this relationship in a new media landscape? Digitalisation has changed our relationship with media and my theory of phormats is an attempt to create a new theoretical framework around which these discussions can be focused on the nature of the medium and the impact on the listener.

Keywords: digital, corporeal, physical, phormats, musicking, phormatisation, internet, digitalisation, distribution

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Genius TV: Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe 2012

Channel Four’s best broadcaster, Blue Peter presenter impregnator and paedophile Morpheus walrus Charlie Brooker has condensed last years media news into one bite sized hour long chunk, making sure we can all appear more intelligent than we actually are. This episode features Nine Inch Nails and Barry Shitpeas, keepin’ it foolish.

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