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Welcome to Contemporary Communication: Making Sense of Text, Image and Meaning

A short welcome video for students of ALC101 Contemporary Communication: Making Sense of Text, Image and Meaning, a first-year undergraduate unit in Media Studies at Deakin University. Many thanks to Jessie Wilkie, Deb Waterhouse-Watson, and Tiffany for their time, patience, and assistance in making this film.

Board Games, Digital Media, and Public ‘Participation’: A Conference Presentation Snapshot

This video contains part of a conference paper I co-authored with Dr Deb Waterhouse-Watson titled ‘Playful Publics as “Game-Makers”?: Digital Media, Producers, and the (R)evolution of Board Gaming’, which was delivered at the Contemporary Publics International Symposium, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, on 24 February 2014.

Board Games, Digital Media, and Public ‘Participation’

Board Games, Digital Media, and Public ‘Participation’

Has digital media innovation brought about a revolution in the board gaming industry? Has the crowdfunding site Kickstartr (previously called ‘Kickstarter’ until they forgot how to spell) fundamentally changed the way in which tabletop games are designed and produced? Has the distinction between ‘designers’ or ‘producers’ and the gamers who consume and play their products been obliterated?

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This is a collection of clips from a field trip to the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne, Australia, on 8 September 2013 for students of the Deakin University undergraduate unit ALC201 Exploring New Media: Users, Settings, Implications. Many thanks to all those who helped organise, spoke on, or participated in the day.

Part 2 of the eighth meLecture for students of ALC201 Exploring New Media: Users, Settings, Implications. This video should be viewed in combination with the related Study Notes document and specified readings. Many thanks to Deb Waterhouse-Watson for her help in making this film.

Part 3 of the eighth meLecture for students of ALC201 Exploring New Media: Users, Settings, Implications. This video should be viewed in combination with the related Study Notes document and specified readings. Many thanks to Deb Waterhouse-Watson for her help in making this film.

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