In the Blink of an Eye: Digital Narrative

Underlying Research Binge drinking, the consumption of excessive amounts of alcohol in a relatively short time-frame (Drug Free World 2017), is generally known to be a dangerous activity yet it still occurs on an alarmingly regular basis, particularly with teenagers and young adults. Excessive alcohol consumption can cause an impaired ability to make decisions and maintain […]

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The Camera, the Tripod & the Wardrobe

The technique which most fascinated me in MEDA101 this semester (and which I subsequently decided to focus my final piece on) was continuity editing. I used various shots to narrate Olivia’s movements. A scene from the film The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) had resonated with me for some time. When I viewed it more recently, I noticed the cleverness of the continuity edits and thus decided to replicate that scene for my project.

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SEO Basics

SEO = search engine optimisation. It’s a collection of strategies, tactics and techniques designed to earn a high ranking position in search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo), which will drive more viewers to your site. This post will discuss some simple SEO techniques to use on a WordPress blog.

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Alternative & Experimental Cinema

Experimental, or ‘avante-garde’ cinema, is a model of film-making which steps outside archetypal cinematic conventions. It creatively explores non-linear formats of narrative. It began in the 1920’s, almost a century ago.

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We are Suffocated by the Capitalist Internet

The exponentially increasing role of technology in our lives has been criticized as long as it has existed. For example, Socrates feared the advance of writing when it first emerged. The perspective from a group of dissenters whom spoke at a conference on reinventing the internet isn’t your typical techno-phobic “back in my day/we knew how to […]

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The Sound of Technological Singularity

For my second instalment (view my first here) of Where I’m From, I decided to take a generational approach rather than a personal one. We are digital natives; we were effectively born inside computers and this has had a huge impact on the meaning of our lives. The world has become a computer in itself. This […]

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Nodes Against Humanity

It’s the twenty-first century; people are born into an army of standing-reserves through joining a vast collection of human and non-human objects. Heidegger (1889-1976) was a German philosopher who studied existentialism and coined the term ‘standing reserve’. The idea of the standing reserve is a result of the relationship of between artefacts, including humans, to technology; “subjects […]

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