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Zoom Meeting Etiquette and Maximizing Platform Features

The COVID-19 pandemic has paved the way for video and audio conferencing applications to become essential platforms for both personal and work-related communication. The worldwide lockdowns brought about the need to communicate remotely. Just days after community quarantines were implemented, social gatherings were forced to adjust using these platforms. Many even say that the so-called "new normal" shall make these applications a necessity for practically everyone, side by side with the Internet. Zoom is one of the most widely used communication platforms

FILMARTworks is Now Officially a Podcast via Spotify’s Anchor Platform

I recently opened an Anchor account for my FILMARTworks podcast. This initiative came into fruition after working on my online classes for a couple of weeks now. After getting my feet wet on this Spotify-led podcasting platform, I received an email saying they took the liberty of coming up with a video version of the audio I utilized for my podcast trailer. It rendered 3 versions specifically with 3 different aspect ratios. Here is one of them: https://youtu.be/d5e6d1rA6No FILMARTworks Podcast Trailer (wide-screen version) It

Create-Destroy, Divide-Connect: The Political Economy of the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s “Free Wi-Fi for All” Program

Final paper for my Political Economy of Media class Given the changing nature of capitalism in this age of information and communications technology (ICT), Jonathan Hardy’s examination of the complexity of power dynamics and modalities of power and the influence of power on both Internet provision and on policy-making in his book “Critical Political Economy of the Media: An Introduction” became quite apparent in a number of critical events in the Philippines’ ICT sector, particularly those that ensued in the country’s

The Impact of the Critical Development of the Internet in the Current State of Philippine and Global Media

Midterm paper for my Political Economy of Media class The Philippine media and global media in the Information Age are clearly evolving towards the critical development of the Internet, forcing existing media systems to integrate with the world wide web. Cyberspace has gone a long way since its milestones in the 1990s when a household that could afford Internet service back then primarily used the email platform and chat messaging services as alternative forms of communication, alongside the utilization of search

Invitation to a Free Public Master Lecture via Zoom

I am inviting you to my BenildeFilm Talks Masterclass Lecture "Platforms for Content Creators During the Pandemic and Beyond" on March 5, 2021, Friday, 1 to 2:30 p.m. This is sponsored by the Film Department of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts. Zoom Event Details: Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/6838434051?pwd=eVM5dW1qUWQ2ZGwxaHRLUkRJUXEwQT09&fbclid=IwAR3u44eeKfUmu76P5vI1ZK-ZkSgjHggIc09XjjLwYPBobMRjycZ6wIB0pVY#success Meeting ID: 683 843 4051Passcode: JoeyR https://youtu.be/RuY80lMX2BQ This is an EXMOPIC-accredited webinar for BenildeFilm students.Only first 100 Zoom participants will be accommodated, but the livestream will be available at the BenildeFilm Facebook page

Worksheet on ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’ by Walter Benjamin

Worksheet Instruction: Answer the following questions; discuss in two sentences each. A worksheet for my Media Theory class for the lecture on Ideology as Instrumental Rationality and the Walter Benjamin essay "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" 1.      Why does aura wither in the age of mechanical reproduction? (p. 21) Aura withers in the age of mechanical reproduction because when an original gets reproduced, “the copies become detached to the domain of tradition.” By making many reproductions of the original, the process leads to

(Reflection Paper) On Jia Tolentino’s ‘What could we do to put an end to the worst of the Internet?’

Reflection Topic: Have your say: "What could we do to put an end to the worst of the internet?" -- Jia Tolentino A reflection paper for my Media Theory class for the lecture on Technology and Culture/Medium Theory and the Jia Tolentino essay “The ‘I’ in the Internet” The worst of the Internet is the by-product of its social and economic evolution in the hands of the capitalists in control of it. It led to platforms governed by advertising and business opportunities, propaganda,

Elon Musk-funded OpenAI threatens spread of convincing fake news at an alarming rate

Media outfits from respected broadsheets to renowned technology websites recently reported a breaking news about the Elon Musk-funded artificial intelligence (AI) software that has the ability to build an authentic-looking fake news story with minimal resource in a matter of seconds. With the current global problem on the spread of disinformation, including those for political propaganda, cultural attacks, and capitalist ventures, this developed AI system called OpenAI threatens to revolutionize the dissemination of convincing fake news stories at an alarming rate. An AI-written news article

Digital Migrant Parents with Digital Native Children: The issues on gadgets and digital technology

Just my two cents as a mom of a toddler (not as a doctor nor a psychologist). I just read this post: ABC News: iPad generation's fingers not ready to write, teachers say At this time and age, i think it is inevitable that children would get a hold of mobile devices and get screen time more than the mere TV of our generation (unless the entire household completely shutdown their own devices at home and whenever they are with kids —

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