Vive la Audience!

Here’s my video in response to this week’s lecture, talking about the active engagement of audiences in the media they consume.

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8 thoughts on “Vive la Audience!

  1. Your right in that the audience has always had a voice it was just a quiet whisper as opposed to today’s violent roar. They have never been passive just had less convenient outlets to voice their opinion.

  2. You bring up some interesting points about what a passive audience actually is and I found them to be quite thought provoking. We are constantly being taught that audience’s used to be passive, with little to no input and the inability to make the connection a two way street. This video debunks this myth and I definitely agree with the argument you pose. Although it is much easier to do so now, this two way connection has always been around and developed into the online world. Very interesting post!

  3. Really liked this video! I also agree that audiences have never been passive. The examples you used of fanart and fanfiction distributed by email chains was also really interesting! Iwould have liked to see some writing that talked further about this area but I think the video is just as effective on its own. Well done!

  4. Yeah I agree with your point. Passive means the ‘accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance.’ The audience has always given an opinion or a verdict towards things. Good work on the example you have used as well. And your statement, ‘the internet makes people active,’ it is true because as you said we produce content in any area of the internet. I really liked your video because you really showed your opinion and I totally agree with everything you said. The audience is still always placing their point on something but they are not passive. Good work.

  5. Until relatively recently (just a little over a hundred years ago) audience feedback was direct and immediate, since all performances were live (books were different, of course). Then came recorded sound, and then movies, and radio, and television, all of which isolated the performers from their audience (although initially radio and tv were live). The notion that audience interaction is new comes from assuming that the way things were 20 years ago is they way things always were.

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