Thursday

Thursday night football training; bright lights illuminate the cool grass. Colin knows the feeling of those grass blades pointing into his flesh, sticking into his skin. They’re sharp and they slice the fragile layer of cells and moisture on his body. He chases the red leather ball and dives for it, climbs his opposition to… Continue reading Thursday

Banal lives, exciting games – why is The Sims so popular?

As one of the world's best selling games, The Sims has enjoyed widespread success. The game's popularity can be examined in a multitude of ways: through identity construction, narrative, construction of imagined worlds and inhabiting virtual spaces, and spectatorship. All these elements are worth consideration as they form aspects of most popular contemporary media texts.… Continue reading Banal lives, exciting games – why is The Sims so popular?

How do personal stereos impact our cultural behaviours?

The Apple iPod was introduced in 2001, its innovative features and interface finding a key place in the music industry by combining the technology of computing software and music stereos. Users  could suddenly mobilise their desires upon their own media items: moving, mashing-up, unbundling and sharing.Users of these and other multimedia devices are made to… Continue reading How do personal stereos impact our cultural behaviours?