Algorithmic Control III

This week, we learnt all about our privacy, security, and surveillance, and the lack of control we have surrounding those things. We’ve kind of accepted that Facebook and Google are probably listening to us, however the companies still haven’t admitted as much. However, we know that our data is collected across the internet and isContinue reading “Algorithmic Control III”

Algorithmic Control II

The idea of open-source and closed-source software intrigued me and led me to consider the software in which I use every day. Before even understanding the difference, I chose to switch to Android simply for the freedom and customisation which is available. This week, I finally learned the difference (and found out why Android allowsContinue reading “Algorithmic Control II”

Algorithmic Control I

To me, the most interesting part of this week’s content is the focus on copyright and intellectual property. In Australia, copyright protection is automatically granted to content creators. This means that the content creator has the legal right to control the distribution and selling of their content. While on the internet, most sites have high-qualityContinue reading “Algorithmic Control I”

BCM112 Beta: Freelancing

My BCM112 DA hasn’t gone through too many iterations, with the largest issue being how slow things are moving. As my DA is freelancing, it’s extremely dependent on others, meaning that when they move slowly, that trickles down and shows results slowly. As a response, I’ve decided to start uploading more onto my own personalContinue reading “BCM112 Beta: Freelancing”

Internet Paradigm IV

In this week’s lecture and tutorial, we focused on the ideas of simulacra, simulation, and spectacle. Within the discussion of spectacle, the idea of lonely crowds was brought up by Guy Debord. While originally I felt disconnected from this topic, upon further discussion with peers and reading the blog posts and tweets of others, IContinue reading “Internet Paradigm IV”

Internet Paradigm III

This week, we built upon previous and discussed the idea of propaganda, media framing and schema. Personally, the idea of media framing is something which intrigues and often angers me which is why I’ll mostly be focusing on that topic. The content we consume every day is framed around a certain ideology or bias (whetherContinue reading “Internet Paradigm III”

Internet Paradigm II

Richard Dawkins coined the term “meme” in his 1976 book, The Selfish Gene. He defines the term as a noun which “conveys the idea of a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation”. The definition of a meme has spread widely and rapidly since Dawkins first coined the term, with the idea generally beingContinue reading “Internet Paradigm II”

Internet Paradigm I

By coming together, groups of people can collaborate, share information, and find solutions to problems or questions which wouldn’t have been possible as individuals. This phenomenon is referred to as “collective intelligence”. New media such as the internet allows for collective intelligence to grow and thrive, with resources and help being spread easily without aContinue reading “Internet Paradigm I”

The Medium is the Message II

While the industrial paradigm involves repetitive processes where conformity and perfection is key, the internet paradigm offers a different perspective. Products, content, and ideas can be copied, iterated upon, updated, and customised (among other things) to create something unique and interesting. The industrial paradigm and production lines create products which conform to a certain standardContinue reading “The Medium is the Message II”

The Medium is the Message

Marshall McLuhan’s theory of “the medium is the message” is a complex but powerful idea which is undeniably relevant to all consumers and producers. Federman (2004, p. 2) says “‘The medium is the message’ tells us that noticing change in our societal or cultural ground conditions indicates the presence of a new message, that is,Continue reading “The Medium is the Message”

BCM112 Pitch: Freelancing

For my Digital Artefact, I’ve decided to freelance. Watch the video below where I explain further. But how can you define success for freelancing? One aim for this project is to consistently create high-quality content which people enjoy. I want to produce content which brings “good” to the world, whether it be important information orContinue reading “BCM112 Pitch: Freelancing”


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