ARTS3091 week 4 'Experience'
One of the ideas that has stuck with me from the concepts I was introduced to in ARTS1090 ‘Media, Culture and Everyday Life’ two years ago is that media shapes our experiences of the everyday, and I believe it is relevant to the advanced media issues explored this year in ARTS3091. When thinking about experience, I propose that there are layers to our experience. There is primary experience,...
ARTS3091 week 3 'Metacommunication'
If we look at other uses of the prefix ‘meta’ (as in meta fiction, metamorphosis) we can see, in essence, the compounding of the noun. So metafiction is fiction about fiction, or writing that draws attention to its own constructed nature. Metamorphosis is a change of change. So what of metacommunication? Is it communication about communication? Communication that draws attention to its...
ARTS3091 Week 2: Machinic
The term ‘machinic’, first coined by Deleuze and Guattri was used to describe the assemblages between humans and technology. As Peta Malins (2004, p84) described in applying this theory to drug use, “The body conceived of as a machinic assemblage becomes a body that is multiple. Its function or meaning no longer depends on an interior truth or identity, but on the particular assemblages it forms...
Beginning of 2013
Posts before this are from other courses at unsw! From now on posts will be for ARTS3091
Source: konoa.fr via Dominique on Pinterest Platforms. Scoop.it is obsessed with social media platforms (it’s the way of the future it would seem they believe). Obviously, social media platforms are not the only publishing platform in the world. There is paper, and its part in newspapers, brochures, magazines, books, pamphlets, letters, posters, billboards, tickets - and then there is...
Really, just the fact that I had to use this visual -moving mind map proves that when it comes to visual even ‘a little bit’ amounts to much more information richness compared to any other sense which may be used in media. I made this purposely devoid of sound/taste/smell/touch to prove that we can learn a lot from just seeing (well, if you can smell something, I promise it’s...
An interactive way to learn about information graphics
A note on piracy: Roadshow Films, etc vs. iiNet... →
While I have chosen to present my debate topic this week instead of the blog topic ‘piracy’, I would like to point out this topical court case concerning copyright infringement (piracy) of movies via peer-to-peer (p2p) methods, namely BitTorrent. It is very long (I am currently 112 /219 pages through it). This court case brings up many issues, such as the difficulty of...
Debate against Internet Classification
Does Internet Classification violate our civil rights? In 2009, there was a Bill that they tried to pass through the Australian legal system. One of its main ideas was the idea to classify websites in the same way video games are, with any material about ‘MA 15+’ being ‘RC’ or Refused Classification. It was proposed that this law would be enforced by creating a...
(For the purposes of making a point, this blog post will include notifications of any time my mind/attention wanders) People like to claim that the internet allows us to have more information than ever before. It sounds shocking, and when you think about those mind-boggling numbers of data, be it pages, pictures or even down to the binary code. It makes sense, you think, ‘Of course there...
Everything in the network, human and non human alike, are equal
Modes of Publishing
Before ‘Then’ We start with pre-literacy, even pre-language as the first forms of publishing - a way of externalising that which was unknown, interior. Faces, their expressions and primordial language exist until today - and some may argue that they are becoming more prevalent, what with video replacing text and audio as methods of sending messages. We are more comfortable getting...
For the UNSW course ARTS2090 Publics and Publishing in Transition, students have to publish online a ‘Personal course archive and reflections’ for their first task. We can do blogs, videos, audio, images, links, feeds and so on; so I decided tumblr would enable me to choose between any of these each week but publish them in a centralised location. Keep on watching!