For The Love of Nollywood

In this day and age of globalisation, Nollywood and Korean cinema have become increasingly predominant both locally and in Western nations. The Okome reading discusses the local audience and the way it consumes Nollywood. Nollywood refers to the culture of Nigerian cinema, and is described as being ‘technologically-savvy’ and ‘still largely a curiosity’. Nollywood is an example... Continue Reading →

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International Students

At some point in our lives we all find the urge to travel, so when the opportunity of studying abroad is available, why wouldn't we take advantage of it? This is something that is done by thousands of students across the globe, they travel to Australia in order to undertake their university studies. Though, with... Continue Reading →

Utopian or Dystopian

Globalisation is referred to as the emergence of other, (generally Western) norms and influences into non-Western societies and cultures. The effects of globalisation can be found in anyone’s day-to-day life, as it has spread so broadly over the centuries and in many different forms. Without realising, your everyday activities may be a result of the... Continue Reading →

Apple vs. Android

  Have you ever thought how Apple has become so successful over other forms of technology such as Android or PC? Is it the 'shiny' products they produce that are so slim and beautifully manufactured, or is the fact that it delivers functional products that produce powerful results, or are you just concerned with having... Continue Reading →

Video Killed the Radio Star

When was the last time you used a rotary phone? How about a street-side pay phone? Or a library’s card catalog? When you need brief, factual information, when was the last time you reached for a volume of Encyclopedia Britannica? Odds are it’s been a while. All of these habits, formerly common parts of daily... Continue Reading →

Another Day, Another Dollar

What is Transmedia, well it is pretty much a method to further tell a story, which creates an experience across many different platforms and formats, such as movies, television, video games, books, comics and the internet. In doing do, the storyteller can reach a broad audience as well as create more depth to the overall... Continue Reading →

Robin Thicke vs. Marvin Gaye

"The verdict handicaps any creator out there who is making something that might be inspired by something else," Pharrell said last year. Copyright laws make it hard for artists to find inspiration from previous music without being told they are "copying". The example of "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke and "Got to Give it Up" by... Continue Reading →

Remix Culture

Remix culture is becoming somewhat a norm these days, everything is remixed. Something is made and a remix is formed and makes it better. But when do we stop acknowledging the original artist, how far must we remix before the original is forgotten. Remix helps express our creativity and makes us think about originality and... Continue Reading →

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