Simulation Theory & Conjectures of Post Humanity

The day I realised there was a good chance I didn’t actually exist I was web surfing Google, looking for something academic to support my BCM112 Digital Artefact, The Life of Mindy. I came across Nick Bostrom’s simulation theory and, assuming it was satire, read it through eagerly. Upon realising its depth and logic, I […]

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I Ching (我清) for iPhone*

I’ve been searching for meaning for as long as I can remember. Past ventures include experimenting with tarot cards, astrology, palm reading, numerology and visiting a psychic. Given this, it makes perfect sense to me to explore a topic I am passionate about, but in a different culture. For this assessment I will be focusing […]

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The Great Muggle War

J.K. Rowling did an incredible job at manufacturing the Harry Potter universe, but there remain a couple of  concepts which don’t fit just right. A reddit user has posed a brutal, ancient war as the answer to several plot holes. She concludes it is highly possible that a vast war took place between wizards and muggles sometimes […]

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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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Subverting Cinematic Conventions

Creativity in cinema often comes from escaping conventions, or developing new ones. As such, cinema has been revolutionary media in multiple periods in time, not just when it became mainstream in the 1920’s. This often stems from significant political or social change; including sexual revolution, civil rights and wars.

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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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