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Is Creativity Everywhere or Is It Something Other?
(Canadian University Dubai, 2023-11) Smith, William F. II
Is creativity everywhere or is it something other? After browsing through numerous post shared at Online communities, one may arrive at this conclusion. However, maybe it’s not really creativity as much as it’s about using technology to realize a novel purpose. Recently—the last two years or so, an explosion of generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) computational software and the accessibility for the everyday user opened new possibilities of envisioning and realizing creative visions. For example, at a San Francisco based independent research project known as Midjourney, [the lab] claims that they “focus on expanding the creative abilities of humanity through exploring new forms of thought.” (Midjourney, 2023).
Modest fashion: a case of influencers blending marketing with a message
(Canadian University Dubai, 2023-11) Dennett, Philip
In this exploratory paper, I consider the case of young fashion designers using platforms such as Instagram to get their message across rather than go through the traditional channel of fashion magazines. According to Dinar Standard (2022), the modest fashion industry has grown from small beginnings 10 years ago to be a US$295 billion industry, a figure forecasted to jump to US$375 billion by 2025. They say this success, in no small part, has been facilitated by young modest fashion brands and their founders gradually being accepted into the mainstream through the attention gained from social media engagement.
Journalism in the age of artificial intelligence
(Canadian University Dubai, 2023-11) Basaeed, Shamma
Background Communication and journalism are undergoing a profound transformation due to the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). Traditional forms of journalism, such as investigation, content creation, and distribution, are being augmented by automated processes. In specific fields, the traditional roles humans perform are replaced by automated procedures and robots. Media organizations employ robot reporters to analyze vast datasets, uncovering concealed patterns and information. In addition, they can write articles automatically, eliminating the need for human involvement. Human journalism faces a significant danger in the future due to the integration of AI and robots into traditional journalist roles. However, even with these advancements, Artificial Intelligence still has its limitations, so there are chances for human reporters to excel and contest actively with their automated opponents.
Virtual reality is the new face of journalistic storytelling
(Canadian University Dubai, 2023-11) Alshawish, Mohamed
In a world where the velocity of technological advancements often outpaces our ability to fully grasp them, one domain has been particularly compelling in reshaping our media experience: immersive technologies. These encompass a spectrum of tools, from the likes of Augmented Reality (AR) to Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Virtual reality (VR). What happens when these transformative technologies collide with the ever-evolving realm of media? Welcome to the dynamic intersection of immersive technologies and media convergence. In each of the following sections I uncover the profound ways these technologies are revolutionizing storytelling, entertainment, journalism and beyond mere passive consumption, expect to discover a realm where audiences actively engage, interact, and even shape media content. In human history, few things have remained as constant as our innate desire to tell and inhabit stories Dive in, and prepare to be enlightened about the future of media and the immersive experiences that await.
Digital and print media: an exploratory analysis
(Canadian University Dubai, 2023-11) Dayekh, Valeria
Background The twenty-first century has seen a transformational media revolution ushering in an era in which the digital and print worlds are inexorably connected. What was once a distinct line between conventional print media and rising digital platforms is now a world of convergence, collaboration, and conflict. This paradigm change has sparked a fierce debate among academics and industry professionals, resulting in a thorough examination of the complex interaction between digital and print media. This paper explores this multidimensional terrain, investigating the interaction between digital and print media. It attempts to elucidate the fundamental themes that have emerged from this complex connection, identify areas of conflict and disagreement, and shed light on the current gaps in the existing literature. The consequences of this changing media environment is broad, impacting media companies, consumers, and society. As a result, navigating this changing landscape requires a thorough awareness of the forces at work, the emerging dynamics, and the possible difficulties and possibilities.