MySpace..YouTube..Flickr..Second Life..

Friday, April 18, 2008


Imre's Presentation to come soon.



Tanya's introduction to the New Media Tech Morning, held on Thursday 17th April '08.



Bill Thompson's Presentation

Visit Bill's website and blog for lots more!


Thursday, April 17, 2008

NEW MEDIA MORNING : MOVIESTORM (Johnnie Ingram & Matt Kelland)

Notable machinima-related websites - the hub of the machinima community - the grandaddy of machinima sites - the official website of the Academy of Machinima Arts & Sciences - the supporting website for Johnnie's book - a machinima-themed podcast - an aggregation of dozens of machinima-related website feeds

The Internet Is For Porn by Evilhoof & Flayed (soundtrack is from the Broadway musical 'Avenue Q'):

No Licence by Short Fuze (Matt's movie):

BloodSpell by Strange Company (Johnnie's movie):

Horn Section by Zuckerman (with sound this time!):

Our website (where you can download Moviestorm for free):

Similar software to Moviestorm
Other software that regularly sees use by machinima creators


Monday, April 14, 2008

Useful Links

RSS Media here
Ofcom report on social networking
Byron report

Try the RSS quiz

Consider the issues for regulation of Byron and Ofcom reports

Monday, March 24, 2008

Wikispaces for your task

access here

user:longroadmedia pass: longroad

Friday, March 21, 2008

Student blogs from Latymer School

Links to student research blogand here

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Can social networking work for older people?

excellent article on BBC site- read and use some of the discussion points in the exam

and here's Bill Thompson discussing his multitude of online identities two weeks ago on the BBC site

Friday, May 18, 2007

Today Second Life, tomorrow the world

The founder of the virtual world Second Life believes that his company, Linden Lab, is at the forefront of the internet's next big revolution - the 3D web.

Interview by Kate Bulkley
Thursday May 17, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Young women dominate UK net scene

survey findings reported by BBC here

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Six Controversial statements about New Media

What would you say to challenge these arguments ?

1. Web 2.0 like blogs, youtube and MySpace is digital narcissism
2. YouTube is a forum for copyright infringement and mind-numbing videos of skateboarding cats
3. It's the fault of webusers that a guy hanged himself in front of his webcam while in an online chatroom
4. Online communities gather just to confirm their own prejudices
5. Internet TV is not for amateur talent but is dominated corporate marketing
6. There should be a clear distinction between author and audience; some people shouldn't be authors as they don't have anything interesting to say.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

New Media exam advice

1. Only read section A- ignore section B as it wastes time
2. divide your time up according to the marks per question- 1abc and 2a between them should take no more than 15 mins, after allowing max 5 mins at start to read the passage. 2b needs 10 mins and you should write nearly a page. The long essay q.3 or 4 needs 30 min.
3. 1abc and 2a can be answered in note form- the answers are often simpler than you think !
4. 2b uses the passage as a springboard inviting you to refer to a case study of your own which has parallels with the example from the passage. Last summer the passage was about a nokia phone with built in radio and 2b was about the idea of new media being portable, so a parallel case study could be handheld consoles or Mp3 players.
5. The essay allows you to use anything you have studied but you need to be able to adapt it to the question and avoid any repetition from the passage or q.2b
6. In terms of preparation, the best thing you can do is use this blog and the links. read around, learn some definitions, consider the debates about new media (read bill thompson's stuff for tips)
7. A case study based on your thriller video project would be perfectly sound- blogging, using youtube for research and for uploading your work, using digital media for the video- all this is an example of the changing potential of new media
Keep lots of notes in your red books!!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

some definitions for the exam...

Words you need to know and to be able to use confidently










Do you know what they all mean ? can you apply them to examples ?

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Picturehouse event: last year's presentation

Bill Thompson from BBC online and 'Digital Planet' on the world service, available to download as a podcast, was our main speaker. Check out his website here

PowerPoint Presentation: The current state of new media - Bill Thompson