March 24, 2006

Presenting: Newgrounds


Created by Seth Gullion
This project provides information on a compelling aspect of Web 2.0 culture: newgrounds.com. An excellent source of various types of media, such as animation and music, Newgrounds is an exemplar of the community participation, remixing, and constant updating that make Web 2.0 such an exciting concept. I encourage you to explore the site, as links have been provided throughout the enhanced podcast.

All music is from the Newgrounds audio portal:
‘-Jazzy Loop-,’ ‘-Ambient Loop-,’ and ‘-Dance Loop-‘ by ‘-DJ_Cataclysm-,’
‘Megaman 2-Skull Castle’ by ‘Stage3-1.’

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March 10, 2006

BitTorrent vs. MPAA


Created by Jessica Janner
BitTorrent is the latest peer-to-peer file sharing application. It's use has been controversial because it can be used to download copyrighted media. BitTorrent is especially powerful for downloading large files like movies. The Motion Picture Association of America has been fighting to shut down many sites using BitTorrent to download pirated films. This podcast helps you understand what BitTorrent, discover why people use it, and its impact on media distribution.

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March 09, 2006

Blogging...

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Created by Pierson Clair
Today on TenFour
Join us as we wander through the internet looking at the Web2.0 phenomenon known as blogging.

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Into the Depths of Facebook


Created by Charlotte
So you think you know Facebook? Guess again. This interactive podcast walking tour takes you into the depths of Facebook and even reveals an interesting link to the CIA.

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March 08, 2006

Defend Online Creativity!


Created by Seth Gullion
My ‘walking tour’ podcast will lead you on a minor Internet exodus. Web 2.0 culture is characterized by active social participation, and this is true in the realm of online artists. Remixes, tributes, collaborations, nonprofit free hosting: the opportunities for creative exploration are many and great. Unfortunately, intellectual property rights and copyright law on the web are far from ideal at the moment. If there are too many restrictions, much of the freedom Web 2.0 offers will disappear, but if there is not enough regulation exploitation could run rampant. To make matters worse, there exist offenders that fail to aid either side of the argument, and add fuel to the fire. Websites such as eBaum’s World steal content from media authors and make money off of their work. Public awareness of these crimes, and the repercussions they have on our culture as a whole, must be increased. Hopefully this podcast will clearly display this threat to the Web 2.0 creative community and outline a simple way that you can help.

Background music to this podcast:
"Opening theme" by Ben Charest

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March 05, 2006

Introduction to "Internet Walking Tours"


Created by IML 104 Students
Take a super secret tour behind the scenes at TenFour HQ. Rumor has it that the TenFour team is working on something that will change human life as we know it.

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March 02, 2006

Girl Technology


Created by Jessica Janner
My unique experience with technology at an early age has shaped the way I view and participate with media. As a young girl, I was involved in typical "girl" activities but also taught computer skills. Most girls today are still not exposed to technology in the same way as boys. Technology still seems to be gendered.
This project was done using After Effects and Final Cut Pro.

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