What would the 80s think if they saw TV today?


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Media creation for Web207 Curtin University. Showing through contrast how digital media and convergence has changed the way we experience television.

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What would the 80s think if they saw TV today?

  1. 1. We’re not in 1985 anymore Doc….<br />What would the 80s think if it took a peek at TV today?<br />By Penny Dodman, WEB207<br />
  2. 2. Max attempts to enter the digital age<br />
  3. 3. Digital Age?<br />With use of the Internet becoming widespread and the introduction of supporting technologies, convergence and digital media have changed the way we experience television and entertainment content. (Gray 2008)<br />
  4. 4. But finds portability challenging<br />
  5. 5. Anytime, anywhere<br />Convergence across delivery platforms and services such as Tivo, P2P filesharingand web based tv have created an on demand, portable and personalised TV experience. We no longer fit with the schedule of broadcasters but create our own schedules to fit our preferences, lifestyle and tastes.<br />
  6. 6. Pity the fool!<br />
  7. 7. Getting social<br />The Internet has allowed people across the globe to come together around common interests such as television. People discuss TV online in forums, chat rooms, via IM and in social media such as Facebook & Twitter.<br />
  8. 8. Maude struggles with the concept…<br />
  9. 9. Convergence<br />The internet and new digital technologies has produced an era where devices are expected to be multifunctional. Our entertainment is no longer confined to a single device, but we take TV with us, get it through game consoles, through computers, in the car, in the fridge door, on our phones and our TVs now have to surf the net and read our computers too!<br />
  10. 10. Would you go back to 1985 for your tv?<br />
  11. 11. Copyright Stuff<br />This work is licenced under Creative Commons licencing. You may share or remix this presentation, with a credit to me. Please see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ for details.<br />Remixed Media credits:<br />Iphone images by StudioTwentyEight- [link](sourced from www.deviantart.com)<br />Twitter icon by Reawake (sourced from www.deviantart.com)<br />Old TV Image by Penny Dodman (my own photo)<br />Back to the future painting by Anthony Geoffroy (sourced from www.deviantart.com)<br />Mr T painting by Tanya Walker (sourced from www.deviantart.com) <br />Images of Maude and Max Headroom are used under the concept of Fair Dealing. They are screen captures from television shows.<br />PS3 Image by Zandog (sourced from www.deviantart.com)<br />iMac image by Enkera-2005 (sourced from www.deviantart.com)<br />Plasma image by ashzstock (sourced from www.deviantart.com)<br />Social media icons from http://arbent.net/blog/social-media-stars-icon-set<br />