The End (also known as Conclusion)
Well, folks, we’ve come a long way. Quite literally, as this assignment is roughly 2,000 words over the required minimum. But we’ve learned a lot from each other - how to live, how to love, how to, if not prevent, be aware of the increasing influence of media on our lives. Right? If I can take one thing from Jenkins, or more exclusively his article on media convergence, it’s...
Scott Pilgrim is kind of the hero of his own movie in his head.– Edgar Wright, Director & Co-Writer
Edgar described it really succinctly once. In a musical, when the emotion gets...– Michael Bacall, Producer
For the foreseeable future, convergence will be a kind of kludge - a...– Henry Jenkins, “The Cultural Logic of Media Convergence” (International Journal of Cultural Studies, 2004: 7, 33-43)
Media Convergence in the Scott Pilgrim Universe
Pretty much all I’ve been talking about this entire time is the vast amount of media that perpetuates Scott Pilgrim. Graphic novels, as texts, are as dimensional as any given work of fiction, which is all well and good for someone who wants to flip through a comic book on an airplane, and maybe buy a second copy to keep in the original packaging for collector’s credentials. But this...
Scott Pilgrim as a model of knowledge culture
Henry Jenkins introduces a few new terms for the twenty-first century in The Cultural Logic of Media Convergence, two notables which will be discussed in tandem in this post: knowledge culture: As an extension of Levy’s description of collective intelligence, the new knowledge culture can be seen as new forms of community emerging as ties to older forms of community and physical geography...
Scott Pilgrim is the best book ever. It is the chronicle of our time. With Kung...– Joss Whedon, film writer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Toy Story, Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog)
The Thesis: Obligatory, Insightful
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Movie represents Henry Jenkins’ Cultural Logic of Media Convergence by demonstrating the emergence of a knowledge culture in a new media era by converging various types of media in one package; the character of Scott Pilgrim acts as a model for this knowledge culture through which the audience can understand their own interaction with the Scott Pilgrim Universe. ...
I Tumbl, therefore I am.
Most people would take the quick and easy way out of a seminar follow-up assignment by regurgitating their Power Point presentation into a WordDoc. Most people would do this as quickly as possible so they could go for a bike ride or patio beers or hitchike to the BC Interior to plant trees for the summer. I, for whatever reason, am not most people. I also had no idea how to use Tumblr before I...