BCM206

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”

Dark Fiber

What stuck with me most in this lecture is idea we’ve all heard before; the internet never forgets. What we post on the internet isn’t as temporary as you’d think, and the delete button isn’t as concrete as you’d hope. As stupid or uninformed teenagers, we often post dumb or problematic things which we laterContinue reading “Dark Fiber”

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”

BCM206 Beta

My DA for this semester is enhancing my portfolio which was previously created in BCM112. By doing so, I aim to create a larger following on my existing Instagram page while also potentially gaining new clients. I aim to give this portfolio more personality than my website or LinkedIn, offering a young and creative format.Continue reading “BCM206 Beta”

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”

The Chronic Task of Sorting: Information Flows and Liquid Labour

While this week’s lecture and seminar brought forward a lot of interesting points, what stuck with me the most is John Boyd’s OODA Loop. While the OODA Loop was initially used within a military context, the OODA template (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) is an effective way to approach many issues or uncertainties in life. FromContinue reading “The Chronic Task of Sorting: Information Flows and Liquid Labour”

Civilization of the Mind: Understanding the Network Society Paradigm

One topic which stuck out in this week’s lecture was the idea of emotional weaponization in media. Often we feel that we form our opinions from our own volition, but truthfully, we are constantly manipulated by the media we consume every day. Advertisements, shows, videos, blogs, and news organisations often show emotional scenes or peopleContinue reading “Civilization of the Mind: Understanding the Network Society Paradigm”

A Global Nervous System: From the Telegraph to Cyberspace

While the telegraph seems so old and outdated, it was revolutionary technology in the 1830’s and 1840’s. Samuel Morse and the telegraph changed the way that people communicate through long distances, inevitably impacting the future as they knew it. Looking back from a 2020 standpoint where a text message takes all of three seconds, communicatingContinue reading “A Global Nervous System: From the Telegraph to Cyberspace”

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