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Creativity in Amateur Multimedia: Popular Culture, Critical Theory, and HCI

Jeffrey Bardzell
2007 Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments  
The last decade has witnessed the emergence and aesthetic maturation of amateur multimedia on an unprecedented scale, from video podcasts to machinima, and Flash animations to user-created metaverses.  ...  These theorizations frame a semiotic analysis of numerous commonly used multimedia authoring platforms, which demonstrates a deep convergence of multimedia authoring tool strategies that collectively project  ...  As the tools improve, aesthetic values have also started to appear, as communities learn not only how to use the technology to make these movies, but more importantly how to make them well.  ... 
doi:10.17011/ht/urn.200768 fatcat:edbuspcbsbe7xdbvaez642hc7q

A Short History of Table-Talk and Live-Action Role-Playing in Japan: Replays and the Horror Genre as Drivers of Popularity

Björn-Ole Kamm
2019 Simulation & Gaming  
Following trends of related forms of analog role-playing games, the horror genre functions as a motor of increasing popularity. Aim.  ...  With the advent of video sharing sites, replays moved from the book to audio-visual records and a focus on horror games.  ...  They borrow from and integrate other cultural practices, one example of which are horror movies as discussed below. 2 Methodology Studying the various practices and games of role-playing in Japan necessitated  ... 
doi:10.1177/1046878119879738 fatcat:jjqutdony5hf5hkwv4tkthmqtu

Mobile Communication, Popular Protests and Citizenship in China

2012 Modern Asian Studies  
It applies this approach to an empirical study of critical mobile phone-assisted popular protests and analyses the influence of mobile phones on China's public sphere.  ...  Some of them sent live updates from their mobiles phone to their friends, webpages, blogs or video sites. 54 In addition, many videos of the march were uploaded to YouTube. 55 During the demonstration  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0026749x12000340 fatcat:kkv77mnszfcd3kpgo26mltxng4

Claustropolitanism, Capitalism and Covid: Un/Popular Culture at the End of the World

2021 International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies  
The result of this reconfiguration is the emergence of un/popular culture.  ...  This article, applying the insights of deviant leisure and digitization, probes the changing role of the humanities and social sciences, with the promising opportunity to 'Make the end of the world great  ...  I think there are limits to the use of his work, although I still carried on using him for quite a long time.  ... 
doi:10.23918/ijsses.v8i1p1 fatcat:boyelno7k5eunngetilfqdyf2e

Making Music, Finishing Music – An Inquiry Into the Music-Making Practice of Popular Electronic Music Students in the "Laptop-Era" [chapter]

Andreas Waaler Røshol, Eirik Sørbø
2020 Music Technology in Education  
In this study we seek to present a description of how bachelor and masters students in popular electronic music experience making original music in their chosen Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).  ...  The respondents concur on the challenges of finishing music in the rich decision-making environment that the DAW affords.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors wish to thank the students who participated in the study. Also, we would like to thank MCT teachers and administration for their help in the realization of this study.  ... 
doi:10.23865/noasp.108.ch6 fatcat:tt2py6q4u5f47jhps2jiuqkezi

Interview with Rosalind I. J. Hackett on Religion and Digital Media Trends in Africa

Rosalind I.J. Hackett, Frédérick Madore, Pamela Millet-Mouity
2018 Emulations - Revue de sciences sociales  
The interview took place via Skype and consisted of five questions on the study of religion and digital media in the African context.  ...  On October 21st, 2017, the editors of this special issue conducted an interview with Rosalind I. J. Hackett, one of the pioneering scholars in the field of media and religion in Africa.  ...  long) longitudinal study on the Ghanaian video film industry and religious world-making (2015). 15 See, for example, the Journal of Media, Religion and Digital Culture. religious 5 5 He was featured in  ... 
doi:10.14428/emulations.024.008 fatcat:dsfxsbwhdfdqxhu6hvtjyhvozm

Disaster Movies and the 'Peak Oil' Movement: Does Popular Culture Encourage Eco-Apocalyptic Beliefs in the United States?

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson
2013 Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture  
Using two large-scale surveys, I argue that the prevalence of apocalyptic popular culture inmuences apocalyptic beliefs in the United States.  ...  I focus especially on Hollywood disaster movies of the 1990s and 2000s, most of which deal with environmental themes, and participants in the 'peak oil' movement, a quasi-religious American apocalyptic  ...  Deep Impact ($140 million in 1998). 18 After a brief hiatus following the September 11 attacks, the genre became even more popular.  ... 
doi:10.1558/jsrnc.v7i3.289 fatcat:fqkzzxbhrjevvjt5ljadyid5qm

Improving Multimodal Speech Recognition by Data Augmentation and Speech Representations [article]

Dan Oneata, Horia Cucu
2022 arXiv   pre-print
We provide empirical results on three multimodal datasets, including the newly introduced Localized Narratives.  ...  In this work, we investigate ways of improving the base speech recognition system by following similar techniques to the ones used for the visual encoder, namely, transferring representations and data  ...  We thank the anonymous reviewers and Desmond Elliott for useful suggestions.  ... 
arXiv:2204.13206v1 fatcat:j6frzfcc5rgprbb7dizl6fgbxu

"I don't want to feel like I'm working in a 1960s factory": The Practitioner Perspective on Creativity Support Tool Adoption

Srishti Palani, David Ledo, George Fitzmaurice, Fraser Anderson
2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems  
We collect and analyze 23 videos, 13 interviews, and 105 survey responses of creative practitioners refecting on their values to derive a value framework.  ...  With the rapid development of creativity support tools, creative practitioners (e.g., designers, artists, architects) have to constantly explore and adopt new tools into their practice.  ...  Given the moderate to high agreement, one of the coders independently coded the remaining YouTube video data based on the agreed coding scheme.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3491102.3501933 fatcat:3oww4uxoircernop5khlnvr42q

Improving instructional video design: A systematic review

Matthew Fyfield, Michael Henderson, Michael Phillips
2022 Australasian Journal of Educational Technology  
Researchers reporting on the use of videos should provide comprehensive descriptions of media, including links to the media where possible.  ...  The most common theoretical lens used to design and evaluate instructional videos has been to apply principles emerging from the cognitive theory of multimedia learning.  ...  Of the 113 studies, 21 failed to report the duration of the videos used, 20 failed to report on the level of learner control allowed, seven failed to report on how the students viewed the video, and in  ... 
doi:10.14742/ajet.7296 fatcat:6xtty7jqerbmtnf67xn3zwqfbq

Going Deeper into Action Recognition: A Survey [article]

Samitha Herath, Mehrtash Harandi, Fatih Porikli
2017 arXiv   pre-print
To this end, we start our discussion with the pioneering methods that use handcrafted representations, and then, navigate into the realm of deep learning based approaches.  ...  Over the last decade, human action analysis evolved from earlier schemes that are often limited to controlled environments to nowadays advanced solutions that can learn from millions of videos and apply  ...  Acknowledgment We would like to thank our reviewers for pointing out the ways we could improve this survey. Further, we would like to thank Dr. Anoop Cherian and Dr.  ... 
arXiv:1605.04988v2 fatcat:7727tjctgfffzlnig5rvicxjgq

YouTube and the protocological control of platform organisations

Yu Xiang
2022 Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management  
Purpose This paper aims to examine the recommendation system of the video-sharing website YouTube to study how control of users is effected on online platforms.  ...  Findings The results of this study indicate that the ways in which platforms selectively facilitate interactions between users constitute a form of control.  ...  In general, the empirical focus is on information made available after 2016, as this particular year marks the point in time at which YouTube transitioned toward deep learning technology based on artificial  ... 
doi:10.1108/qram-04-2021-0060 fatcat:jv43wxkqlvh4rcdmezwbxf33qq

Blackmarket-Driven Collusion on Online Media: A Survey

Hridoy Sankar Dutta, Tanmoy Chakraborty
2021 ACM/IMS Transactions on Data Science  
This survey is the first attempt to provide readers a comprehensive outline of the latest studies dealing with the identification and analysis of blackmarket-driven collusion in online media.  ...  comprehensive list of methods, tools, and resources proposed so far for detecting and analyzing collusive entities on online media.  ...  Therefore, studying the literature that focuses on these topics will give us better knowledge of how to analyze and detect the collusive entities in online media platforms.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3517931 fatcat:7fvgujegh5hohdiemsok6kzviq

The Social Oikos

Michael Lee Humphrey
2021 Persona Studies  
To demonstrate the core points of this essay, I use textual analysis of a YouTube family vlog, featuring a Black mother in the United States, whose persona rapidly changed after she and her White husband  ...  In one of the foundational articles of persona studies, Marshall and Barbour (2015) look to Hannah Arendt for development of a key concept within the larger persona framework: "Arendt saw the need to construct  ...  In this essay, therefore, I will alter the direction of a traditional theory-based empirical study in one fundamental way.  ... 
doi:10.21153/psj2021vol7no1art1458 fatcat:via2pnmk4ff3dpnrdiagwvweb4

Testing a Model of Users' Web Risk Information Seeking Intention

Lixuan Zhang, Robert Pavur, Paul York, Clinton Amos
2013 Informing Science  
This study will focus on two components: perceived severity of the threat and perceived vulnerability of the threat.  ...  This study clarifies user preferences for health education messaging on YouTube, and confirms You-Tube's substantial educational utility, while guiding health educators' effective use of this health education-informing  ...  application, which in turn influences the user's post-adoptive use of SNAs.  ... 
doi:10.28945/1761 fatcat:62fbqagwmbekrm67x7jgf2ighq
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