My relationship with technology and New Media

When has the medium proved to be the message in your media consumption? Discuss a specific media experience you’ve had and the effect the medium had on you.   The medium that has proved to be the message  in my media consumption is the website deviantart.com This website is a art/literature sharing website that allows you to post art and literature of any kind as long as you have an account . You can also connect with other users through posting messages on their account or messaging them privately through "notes". I post art that I have created and have gotten to know a lot of really good writers and artists. Thats really what the website is about: posting art and making new friendships.   I have been asked my a few of my friends, either through the deviantart website or in real life to do some drawings or paintings. I would create the art and post it on the website, and if I...
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Creative Commons: In the Copy and Paste world, is there creativity?

   In today's society, it is easy to find something funny or relate-able to yourself and post it on Facebook or twitter and think nothing of it. I will admit, thanks for the share button, we give the original website credit for the content; but if we were to just copy an image and not give the creator credit, then there is a problem.   Speaking from the perspective of someone who regularly uses websites like Facebook, Deviantart, and Youtube, I post videos and artwork. I also favorite and like other people's art and whatever else they post. I also share stuff I think is important or funny. Like I said, I share stuff, but I don't blatantly copy it and not give credit where it is do. I create paintings and drawings and post them; I would be livid if someone used my artwork and not gave me credit for it. So, whenever I post art, I always sign the piece itself...
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