Apr 07

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Fansubs, machinima, mashups, remix, video blogs, web comics, work-arounds  -as I was reading the Digital Youth report http://digitalyouth.ischool.berkeley.edu/report

I realized that many of these were brand new words or ideas for me.  I had no idea what they meant or how they related to education.  I know blogs but a video blog? No I can’t say that I had come across one.  Remix -I sort of get the idea but what is a mashup? What is a Machinima?

Now I have not yet had a colleague or student come up to me and use any of these terms (or maybe they did and I just didn’t get it) but I figured that in order for me to grow in this area I needed to at least have a basic understanding of these terms. So here are some explanations that of these terms that I have been able to find.

Fansubs: is media that has been subtitled by fans and released online for free.

Machinima: is filmmaking within a real-time, 3D virtual environment, often using 3D video-game technologies.

Mashups: is when a Web site that combines content data from more than one source to create a new user experience.

Remix: is the combination of two different pieces of media to form a new piece of media.

Video blog: also called vlogs is a blog that contains video content.

Work-arounds:  ways to subvert institutional, social, and technical barriers to hanging out. These work-arounds and back channels are ways in which kids hang out together, even in settings that are not officially sanctioned for hanging out, such as the classroom, where talking socially to peers is explicitly frowned upon.

And a web comic is:



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      Aroma Pannu

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