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Minutia reception analysis

Methods for understanding the moment-by-moment reception of interactive media Oftentimes in media studies that focus on understanding media reception by the audience or the user, there is a focus on … Continue reading

March 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Playing Digital Games as Scaffolding

[This is a research proposal from 2005 on how a child’s cognitive developmental level could interact with digital games’ formal features.  The entire proposal, with references, can be found here.] … Continue reading

March 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Raging Bull: Sounds of Obsession

The academic society calls cinema a visual art because it captures moving some slice of reality and from it creates a piece of art through manipulations of time and space.  … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

So, Why Did the Media Fail You?

[This post comes from a 2005 research proposal studying how the media was perceived as hindering people.  The entire proposal, with full citations and references, can be found here.] Broadcasting or … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Interacting with an Gender Ambiguous Computer Entity

[From a 2005 research proposal that went no where, but can be found here.] How we perceive the people around us will impact how we interact with them everyday.  Commonly, what … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ugetsu, Intertextuality, and the Western Spectator

I want to start off by taking what may be a radical position on how I am conceptualizing film or really any media text.  I’m going to take the position … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Buffy and Public Discourse on Women’s Health

After Buffy the Vampire Slayer ended it’s television run, Joss Whedon inked a deal with Dark Horse Comics to continue the storyline in comic form.  What started with “Season 8″ in 2007 … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

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