Another week of preparing for the end of term has left me short on time - luckily there is still more to go back to from this original series on the misunderstood art of professional wrestling. Previously we sat down with an actual, real life, wrestling machine – O’Shay Edwards – for a look at … Continue reading From the Archive: Professional Wrestling for Amateurs – What, Culture?
And then there were three! Past the halfway mark and ready to go again with another insightful and informative look at the world of professional wrestling. So far in this series we have identified some of the physical and mental challenges faced by the men and women who go out night after night in bars, … Continue reading From the Archive: Professional Wrestling for Amateurs – The View From Inside
Who would’ve thought that we would be back here again, eager as beavers for part 3 of our wrestling extravaganza? Well, I would’ve (because I’m contractually obligated to be here) but you are here of your own volition and I must say that is very much appreciated. In case you new to the blog, and … Continue reading From the Archive: Professional Wrestling for Amateurs – The Hard Road
Here we stand back on the front line, trying to to make the world a better place by eradicating ignorance and informing the uninformed. In case you missed the first part in the series it would be my strong recommendation you go back and give it a look (and not just because I wrote it). Once … Continue reading From the Archive: Professional Wrestling for Amateurs – Back With a Vengeance
Professional wrestling. Just the mention of those two little words can divide an entire room full of people. Whether it’s right down the middle or all against one nothing seems to divide opinion as much as wrestling. If you are out on the lash with a bunch of lads and someone says, “did you catch … Continue reading From the Archive: Professional Wrestling for Amateurs – An Introduction
Throughout earlier posts here we have explored the mediums of design and film. This piece aims to combine the two by evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of design principles used on some of the promotional material from the Lord of the Rings film franchise. Analysis of these strengths and weaknesses will be achieved by exploring … Continue reading Lord of the Design Principles: Effective Design to Create an Iconic Image
The aim of this post is to explore and discuss the concept of the Internet as an ideal public sphere - defined by Holub (1991, p.3) as, "…a realm in which individuals gather to participate in open discussions. Potentially, everyone has access to it. No one enters in discourse… with an advantage over another". Over … Continue reading The Internet – An ideal public sphere?
Media and its consumption has evolved down the years from a traditional broadcast culture to what has been dubbed in modern times as a participatory culture. Unlike the traditional broadcast culture of old – government or commercial organisation approved and/or distributed sources of media transmission, such as network radio and television shows – a participatory … Continue reading Exploring the Participatory Culture