Authenticity in Web 2.0 Culture

This is the ultimate paradox enframing the social media paradigm. The social media sphere is far more socially progressive than its corporate physical shadow, making the two severely incompatible. We still have rigid distinctions between what is acceptable social behaviour and what is acceptable workplace behaviour.

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About Value, Words and Desire

Depending on what one desires and what they have experienced, their definition of value and any ideals attributed to it will be diverse. Of particular interest to me is the conflict between the deserved value of something and the numerical amount assigned to it, as defined by Oxford Dictionary.

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Gojira: Pain, Memes & Painful Memes

Originally posted on Digital Asia:
The way in which we partake in any attempt at research on a group we are a part of holds a necessary bias known as reflexivity. This week in DIGC330: Digital Asia, we became familiar with this idea through making sense of the film Gojira (1954). This film is the original Godzilla.…

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I wanted to be a Teacher

Last year when I saw my Dad’s side of the family for Christmas, my Grandpa asked me what grades I received for my subjects that semester. I told him I received two distinctions and two high distinctions. He told me none of it counted because I study a “bludge degree”.

Why did he even ask?

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Onions

Every online destination you visit is recorded and stored (like this). An IP address, which records your location details, directs the content you email, or otherwise transmit, to various other nodes in the internet. This occurs the same way a postal address transmits packages to a different locations in a suburb. In response to the […]

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Take A Number

“If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die” (George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones) 1944 The Nazi Germans of World War II assigned serial […]

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Node Wars: the Logic of Decentralisation Awakens

In the year 1829, the metropolitan police force was established. Prior to this, law enforcement had been ‘lacking in organisation’ (ibid). London’s population grew exponentially between the 18th and 19th centuries, which initiated difficulties in coordination and control. Initially society was policed by parliament; effectively the King himself (source). This proved ineffective due to the […]

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Are we all Sims?

I came across the ideas of Swedish philosopher, Nick Bostram, last semester, and published a similar blog post to this one on my other blog. I’ve always thought that the idea of our world being a simulation was kind of funny, but Bostram argues it’s actually plausible and his reasoning is hard to deny. The whole theory depends […]

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Confessions of a Micro-Manager #soznotsoz

 Micro-Manager: “a boss or manager who gives excessive supervision to employees” You know those moments you freak out over things on the internet, that scary new disease (that’s pretty much a scam) whose symptoms you share, or you read ‘Ten Signs you’re a bad friend’ and you tick off eight boxes and you feel the […]

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About Me

Hi, friend. Welcome to my silent corner. It’s named after my tendency to remain fairly quiet in large groups – incidentally, I’m a Myer-Briggs certified introvert. Somewhat ironically, I probably make more noise here than I have in any room. *** I’m 22 years old and I’m one semester into my three-semester Honours journey, having […]

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