The Internet of Things

After the discussions about The Internet of Things this week, it got me thinking of the weird things which are probably available online. This podcast-style remediation for this week is just a live recording of me discovering the random smart products which are available to purchase. Overall, I’d say these things are only available toContinue reading “The Internet of Things”

BCM215 Beta Comments

In this final stage of DA development, it’s extremely important to offer useful and critical feedback to our classmates in order to ensure that we all continue to develop and grow throughout the semester. As it’s currently week 10, I’ve been keeping up to date with the DAs of my classmates, specficially Amy, Alicia, andContinue reading “BCM215 Beta Comments”

Anonymous Resistance

Anonymous is the name given to the collective of international ‘hacktivists’ who have launched cyber attacks against many government organisations or large corporations. While hackers are often believed to be inherently ‘bad’, Anonymous has been described as ‘digital Robin Hoods’ and ‘freedom fighters’. I’ve focused my remediation on the idea of anonymity which surrounds Anonymous,Continue reading “Anonymous Resistance”

Meme Warfare

Meme Warfare grew throughout the 2016 election campaign, with Redditors and 4chan users being widely credited for helping Donald Trump win the presidential election by spreading political memes across the internet. While we are typically used to propaganda being spread by news outlets or political candidates themselves, what I find the most interesting about MemeContinue reading “Meme Warfare”

Feudalism & Big Brother

When talking about the Walled Garden, Fuedal Heirarchy and Serfs, one thing which really stuck out to me was the idea that large media platforms such as Google, Amazon, and Netflix have almost total control of the content we consume. Not only do these mediums (including Facebook and Apple too) control the content we see,Continue reading “Feudalism & Big Brother”

The Attention Economy

The thing that stuck out to me most about this week’s content is the idea of the Attention Economy. Specifically, the reading ‘The Attention Economy’ (Kane, 2019) brought up some interesting points surrounding the way that digital products compete for our attention. Kane states that ‘today, the dynamics of the attention economy incentivize companies to¬†drawContinue reading “The Attention Economy”

Pitch Comments and Reflection

Comments and feedback are extremely relevant when developing a DA. That’s why it’s important to give our peers feedback which is helpful, constructive, and relevant to them. Lorena’s DA involves looking into gender within video games, with her final product being in a Polygon-style YouTube video. The feedback I left her gives her my ownContinue reading “Pitch Comments and Reflection”