Kylie Jenner and Realising Stuff – Part 2

In my first blog post for BCM 206, I made a torturous metaphor about how the digital artefact (still a term that inspires dread) was a perfect vehicle to "realise stuff", to take one of my crazy passion project ideas and make it a reality. I didn't. I fully copped out and just took something… Continue reading Kylie Jenner and Realising Stuff – Part 2

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War Kills People, Cyber War Could Kill Society

Millennials are often defined by what they don't do young: getting married, having children, settling into careers, buying houses, just to name a few. I'm guilty of all those for sure, marriage and children are not on my agenda, my career ambitions are murky at best, and I do not own a house (and considering… Continue reading War Kills People, Cyber War Could Kill Society

Whistle Register Activism

The term 'whistleblower' orginates from, of all places, Cap'n Crunch. Specfically it's a reference to the toy whistles 'prizes' that came with each box. Computer Programer John Draper realised that when these whistles were blown they would emit a noise at a frequency of 2600 hertz. This frequency was also coincidentally the same frequency as… Continue reading Whistle Register Activism

Revolution or Wheel Spinning? Politics on Social Media

On May 27th 2011 Mike Fincke and Greg Chamitoff, crewmembers on the Space Shuttle Endeavour undertook the last ever spacewalk; in Germany 270 people were hospitalised after and E. coli breakout, and at their 37th summit, the entire G8 made a unilateral call for Muammar Gaddafi to step fown as Libya's leader. Oh, and Anthony… Continue reading Revolution or Wheel Spinning? Politics on Social Media

The News is Dead and Carrie Bickmore Killed It: Why The Project is a Herald for the End of Jouranlistic Integrity

  A few nights ago I was in the kitchen making dinner. My roommate walked into the house, sat down, turned on the TV and put it on Channel 10 (sigh), The Project was playing. I said: "Oh, you're watching The Project?" She replied: "No, I'm watching the News." We are currently experiencing a rapid… Continue reading The News is Dead and Carrie Bickmore Killed It: Why The Project is a Herald for the End of Jouranlistic Integrity

My Software vs Our Software: The Philosophical Debate Between Android and Apple

In 1998, the year I was born, two breakthroughs in computer technology occured: The first was Apples launch of the iMac, a product that would cement Steve Jobs as a computing legend for the rest of time. The second was the launch of Google, a company and a platform which has only grown with time… Continue reading My Software vs Our Software: The Philosophical Debate Between Android and Apple

Over the (Digital) Garden Wall

'Walled gardens' are mentioned halfway through this weeks lecture. It's a term which refers how social media apps and sites like amazon develop an internal hierarchical method of gathering and storing information. They control the information, giving it an internal value within a waled garden, making having people to produce information essential. This may be what… Continue reading Over the (Digital) Garden Wall