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Marc C-Scott

Marc C-Scott

Marc C-Scott is a lecturer in screen media and coordinator for both the Bachelor of Screen Media at Victoria University (https://www.vu.edu.au/courses/bachelor-of-screen-media-absn).

Prior to his position, Marc taught at many institutions in the areas of digital media, video production, motion graphics, visual effects, web technologies along with project and research methodologies.

He has been active in the area of digital media since 1996, completing a Bachelor of Design (Multimedia) with Honors at Swinburne’s National School of Design in 2004.

Marc is currently completing a PhD, which uses a historical comparative approach, in investigating the changes of the television industries within Australia, United Kingdom and United States.

His research interests are within television (history, institutions and new broadcast methods), cross-media, cross-platform media and the use of new digital media services.

With the rise of subscription and online TV, we need to rethink local content rules

Jun 16, 2017 05:08 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

The newly released Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) report on Film, Television and Digital Games 2015-16 offers fascinating insights into how our screen media landscape has changed over the past four years. A key...

Amazon's new Grand Tour series could be the next illegal download victim

Nov 17, 2016 23:22 pm UTC| Technology

The much awaited new car show, The Grand Tour, launches on Amazon Prime today, Friday November 18. The show is hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, all former presenters of the BBCs popular Top Gear...

Please rewind: a final farewell to the VCR

Aug 01, 2016 07:46 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

I grew up with video cassette recorders (VCRs). I still remember rushing off to the the video store to hire the latest movie, hoping that there was at least one copy still on the shelf that didnt have the Sorry Im Out tag...

Google wants to tap the second golden age of television

Jun 08, 2016 04:56 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Traditional pay-television providers, already under pressure from consumers opting for streaming internet video, are facing a new threat. Google is getting into TV advertising, and a decision made earlier this year by...

YouTube Red is here, and it breaks the video-on-demand mould

May 20, 2016 10:08 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

YouTube this week launched its paid subscription service, YouTube Red, in Australia and New Zealand. These are the first two countries to gain access to the service outside of the United States. The introduction of a...

The battle for audiences as free-TV viewing contiues its decline

Apr 22, 2016 07:11 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

Its not been a good year so far for Australias traditional television industry with reports that prime-time audiences are down almost 5% amid competition from internet streaming services. But the decline in the number...

Netflix is everywhere (almost), so what does this mean for local media?

Jan 08, 2016 05:45 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

In his keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, announced that Netflix will now be available in 130 new countries. This sees Netflix more than triple its global...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries jump ahead of Jackson Hole Symposium, FOMC Kaplan’s speech

The U.S. Treasuries jumped Wednesday as investors wait to watch the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) member Kaplans speech, scheduled to be held today by 13:05GMT. Also, markets remain focussed to observe the speeches...

UK gilts continue to remain flat ahead of Q2 GDP

The UK gilts traded flat as investors wait to watch the countrys second-quarter gross domestic product, due to be released on August 24 by 08:30GMT. The yield on the benchmark 10-year gilts, hovered around 1.08 percent,...

German bonds slump after manufacturing PMI surges in August; Q2 GDP in focus

The German government bonds slumped Tuesday after the countrys manufacturing PMI surged during the month of August. Also, investors remained focussed to read the countrys second-quarter gross domestic product, scheduled to...

Global economic growth likely to maintain recent pace, support Australian economy: St George Economics

The Australian economy has enjoyed 25-1/2 years of economic growth without a recession. It is an impressive achievement, with Australia having overtaken the Netherlands previous record for the longest stretch of economic...

Japan manufacturing PMI improves to 3-month high in August

Today sees the latest public release of the Nikkei Flash Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI). Published on a monthly basis approximately one week before final PMI data are released, this makes the PMI the...

Politics

A major uprising in Jerusalem and beyond is just a few missteps away

The last thing the Middle East needs is a major conflagration in Israel-Palestine but a summer crisis in Jerusalem made it clear that in the right circumstances, it really could happen. The crisis began in the early...

Charlottesville, Virginia: the history of the statue at the centre of violent unrest

The violent scenes in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to the death of one woman and left many more injured began as a dispute over a statue of General Robert E. Lee, which sits in a local public park. However, the...

Charlottesville, Donald Trump, and the dark side of American populism

Charlottesville, Virginia is home to the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson; he was a slave owner, but today stands as a symbol of the USs egalitarian ethos and political myth. But on August 12, some seven...

Is liking something on Facebook 'protected political speech'? It depends

Australians are often surprised to learn that their Constitution contains no right to free speech. Even the right to political speech, which is constitutionally implied, is increasingly complicated by new online platforms...

Why the withering nuclear power industry threatens US national security

These are tough times for nuclear power in the U.S. Power plants under construction are facing serious delays, halts and cost overruns. Utilities in South Carolina abandoned a project to complete construction of two power...

Science

Scientists Advance 3D-Printed Living Tissue, Artificial Organ Creation

When most people think of 3D-printing, they imagine plastic or metal objects such as furniture or machine parts. However, scientists have been working on printing living tissue as well, which would allow scientists to...

Eclipse of reason: Why do people disbelieve scientists?

If youve been paying attention, you know that on Aug. 21, were in for a special cosmic treat: the Great American Eclipse of 2017. The moons shadow will track a 4,000-kilometre course across the continental United States...

Hackers Spread Malware Via DNA, Could Destroy Police Computer Networks

Scientists and engineers have been pushing the digital frontier for decades and they have just pushed the boundaries towards new territory. Encoding a malware in DNA, scientists were able to infect computers that tried to...

Scientists Discover New Type Of Brain Cells That Could Lead To Hyperintelligence

While tech revolutionaries like Elon Musk prefer to merge man with machine in order to make humans smarter, stronger, and better, others prefer a more biological approach. A team of scientists recently discovered new types...

Expert Warns Of CRISPR Causing Class Warfare

Humanity is living in an interesting age, where scientists can finally start manipulating the human genome in ways that were not possible before due to CRISPR. Many have even hypothesized that through these amazing...

Technology

AI’s Music Album Released With Song Lyrics From YouTuber

For some time now, artificial intelligence and machine learning have been the subject of intense debate and speculation as to what they are capable of. Recently, an album was released with the music created completely by...

BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Is Coming, It Costs $200

BioWare is about to give collectors who are fans of the BioShock franchise a treat come November when its BioShock 10th Anniversary Collectors Edition package arrives. Its a limited offer that comes with a BioShock: The...

Shenmue 3 Trailer Finally Released, Tempering Expectations Advised

The action RPG Shenmue franchise has had a cult following since its launch in earlier console generations. Since then, the third title has had to be crowdfunded, with expectations for the end result being high. A trailer...

HTC Vive Gets $200 Cheaper Following Similar Oculus Rift Tactic

Last month, Oculus decided to slash the price of its high-end virtual reality headset, the Rift in order to make it more appealing to mass consumers. This time, its HTCs turn to make its incredibly expensive Vive unit...

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition Sold Out In All Stores

During the 2017 Gamescom event on Sunday, Microsoft finally launched pre-orders for the special edition of its upcoming super-powered console the Xbox One X called the Xbox One X Project Scorpio. The name is obviously an...
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August 23 14:00 UTC Released

USNew Home Sales Chg MM*

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-9.4 %

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0.3 %

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0.8 %

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USNew Home Sales-Units*

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0.571 mln

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0.612 mln

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0.610 mln

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BRForeign Exchange Flows*

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2.528 Bln USD

August 23 23:50 UTC 501501m

JPForeign Bond Investment

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-145.5 bln JPY

August 23 23:50 UTC 501501m

JPForeign Invest JP Stock

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-302.5 bln JPY

August 24 00:00 UTC 511511m

ARTrade Balance*

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-495 mln $

Previous

-748 mln $

August 24 06:45 UTC 916916m

FRBusiness Climate

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Forecast

108 %

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109 %

August 24 08:30 UTC 10211021m

GBGDP 2nd Release QQ

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0.3 %

Previous

0.3 %

August 24 08:30 UTC 10211021m

GBGDP 2nd Release YY

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Forecast

1.7 %

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1.7 %

August 24 08:30 UTC 10211021m

GBBusiness Invest QQ Prelim

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0.4 %

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0.6 %

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