The primary focus of the presentation is to explain how internet memes develop as a genre of online communication. Internet memes are remixed, iterated messages which are rapidly spread by members of participatory digital culture for the purpose of continuing a conversation. Applying Anthony Giddens’ structuration theory to the analysis of memetic development reveals that internet memes exist as artifacts of participatory digital culture. As artifacts they possess virtual physicality, social and cultural connections, and purposeful production and consumption.
Rapid advancement in computing transforms traditional visual media storytelling and exercises our perceptual consciousness. The purpose of my research is to examine creative potential and ethical boundaries of emerging augmented and virtual reality, through development and analyses of an interactive storytelling game design. It is anticipated that the results from this exploration will enable visual media storytellers to enhance their creative and intellectual potential in the near future.
In April we had the honor of welcoming Bob Dotson, NBC News National Correspondent, New York Times Best Selling Author and one of America’s best-known media professionals for a workshop and a guest lecture.
The 5th edition of the international symposium "Under-the Radar" took place in Vienna from March 6th to March 8th 2015. This annual conference is organized by Holger Lang, faculty at the Webster Vienna's Media Communications department. The conference is designed for researchers, artists, students, independent filmmakers, scholars, newcomers and people who enjoy working at the verges of media design, production and study – that could be in animation, experimental film, narrative shorts, documentaries, music-videos and media-art.
On Thursday, February 5, 2015, Dunja Mijatović, the Representative on Freedom of the Media at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), spoke on the problem of media plurality. As a representative for the OSCE since 2010 and one of the founders of the Communications Regulatory Agency of Bosnia Herzegovina, Mijatović shared her thoughts and experiences on media freedom for society today. Media plurality is increasing throughout Europe. Without a variety of voices able to reach its audience, basic freedoms cannot be practiced.
Webster Vienna's media department invites you to a film screening followed by a Q&A session with the film director.
Open to the public. Wednesday, Febraury 4th at 18:00. Room 4.6/4.7.
Claudia Fenz, an international UN judge appointed to Kosovo has to get to the bottom of what happened in a brutal murder case: six Kosovo-Albanian men are accused of stoning a Serbian and his elderly mother to death in an ethnically motivated crime.