Examples Of Convergent Media

Examples of Convergent media:

18 Days in Egypt is a participatory website, in which people can upload their own content. It is ongoing constantly, and people can share their stories.

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Star wars uncut is also convergent due to being participatory. Various people acted out a specific scene from star wars, and they were all combined together to make the entire film. The consumers became the producers with their content becoming the film.

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This image by Penelope Umbrico is made up of various other images of suns, taken from Flickr. It is convergent as other people’s images are being used to create a new image, and the images taken by people are publicly displayed therefore, the consumers are becoming the producers.

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Hybrid Media:

These combine computer animation, CGI and various other works, to be put together as a moving image piece. In a style that would be shown as an installation.

Spherical Harmonics Alan Warburton (2013)

 

EternalismAmnon Owed (2011)

 

Firestorm The Guardian (2013) This is an interactive documentary made up of images, moving image and text, you can navigate your way through the pages and read/listen to what it is about. It is hybrid as it combines multiple forms of media into one piece.

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References:

18 Days In Egypt. (2011). 18DaysInEgypt. [online] Available from: http://18daysinegypt.com/ [Accessed 23 Jan. 2016]

Firestorm. (2013). Firestorm. [online] Available from: http://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2013/may/26/firestorm-bushfire-dunalley-holmes-family [Accessed 23 Jan. 2016]

Owed, A. (2011). Eternalism. [online] Vimeo. Available at: https://vimeo.com/18847955 [Accessed 23 Jan. 2016].

Star Wars Uncut, (2016). Star Wars Uncut: The Empire Strikes Back. [online] Available at: http://www.starwarsuncut.com/empire [Accessed 23 Jan. 2016].

Umbrico, P. (2006). Suns (From Sunsets) from Flickr. [Online] Available from: http://www.penelopeumbrico.net/Suns/Suns_Index.html [Accessed 23 Jan. 2016]

Warburton, A. (2013). Spherical Harmonics. [online] Vimeo. Available at: https://vimeo.com/82085374 [Accessed 23 Jan. 2016].

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