2020

this is my last hurrah

Project Summary For this semester’s DA I wanted to create a project that I thought filled a gap within content creation. I was starting to listen to podcasts and noticed that I just couldn’t pay attention to a whole hour of someone talking at me nonstop. Because of this I conducted some research through which […]

closing time

Project Summary For this semester’s DA I wanted to create a project that I thought filled a gap within content creation. I was starting to listen to podcasts and noticed that I just couldn’t pay attention to a whole hour of someone talking at me nonstop. Because of this I conducted some research through which […]

glowies, here we go again

The Glow Pod: where is she now This semester I decided to create a podcast for my digital artefact called The Glow Pod. With an ever growing Instagram page and accessibility on both Spotify and Apple Podcast, The Glow Pod has garnered a dedicated and supportive audience. This post will be a continuation of the […]

watching mike wazowski

The Internet of Things: from networked objects to anticipatory spaces This week’s lecture was all about IoT’s (Internet of Things) which is a system of interconnecting devices and objects that are able to communicate data through networks without human interaction. The concept sounds quite daunting at first but once you start learning about real life […]

how big is your trojan

Dark Fiber: exploits, botnets and cyberwar In this week’s lecture we looked at botnets which are internet-connected devices running one or more bots. They can be used to perform a number of tasks such as stealing data and sending spam. Botnets sometimes use a Trojan to access a computer, which as the name suggests means […]

online affairs

Anonymous Resistance: hackers, lulz and whistle-blowers In this week’s lecture we looked at hacking which is a method for “breaching defences and exploiting weaknesses in a computer system or network”. The word “hacking” is usually used in a negative way as it often refers to the unauthorised access to or control over a network system […]

anti-vax?

Networked Insurgencies: Social Media Revolutions & Meme Warfare Memes are often overlooked as a simple form of comedy, just some funny picture floating around the internet. Meme’s are a lot more powerful than you might first believe and can be used to influence behaviours through mediums such as social media. This process is often referred […]

the glow pod: revisited

My DA Beta Pitch For those of you who don’t know, my DA this semester is a podcast called The Glow Pod. I decided to make this project after trying to find a podcast episode I thought I’d like that was under 40 minutes. I had trouble finding any under the 20 minute mark and […]

they’ve got FAANGS

Feudalism 2.0: living in the information stack Feudalism was a concept developed in Medieval Europe of the combination of legal, economical, military and cultural customs. Essentially “it was a way of structuring society around relationships that were derived from the holding of land in exchange for service or labor.” An example of feudalism would be […]

how expensive is your attention?

The attention economy & the long tail effect This week’s lecture discussed the idea of the attention economy and the long tail effect. As a marketing student I was specifically drawn to the idea of the attention economy, especially the article written by Lexie Kane on this topic.  The way designers market for our attention […]

s’goin on glowies

an update on The Glow Pod For my 114 digital artefact I created a podcast called The Glow Pod. The first episode was released on Apple Podcast and Spotify on August 8th and has three episodes to date. To accompany the podcast, The Glow Pod has an Instagram and Twitter account to connect with its […]

am i authentic?

My sense of self on Instagram I’ve never really been the type of person who’s constantly posting on their social media accounts and updating their statuses as I never thought anyone really cared about me and what I had to post. When I was younger my monthly or bi-monthly post on Instagram usually consisted of […]

what happened in Libya?

The use of citizen journalism through social media in the Gaddafi regime Citizen journalism is the form of journalism that is produced by people who are not professionals in a participatory and democratic manner. This type of journalism is also referred to as guerilla journalism which effectively and succinctly conveys the root of this style; […]

the ooda loop

The chronic task of sorting: information flows & liquid labour This week we discussed the chronic task of sorting: information flows and liquid labour. One concept that stood out to me was the OODA loop. OODA stands for observe, orient, decide, act and is an approach used to make appropriate decisions in a short amount […]

like a girl

Civilisation of the mind The term ‘cyberspace’ was originally introduced by science fiction but is now used by technological strategists to describe the process of communicating through computer networks. People can use cyberspace through concepts such as emotional marketing, as an advantage. Emotional marketing is using an audience’s emotions to influence them into purchasing or […]

I have a podcast?

Digital Artefact Project Pitch My digital artefact is a podcast called The Glow Pod. I came about this idea because I realised, I always have to rewind podcasts I’m listening to because I drift off after 20 – 25 minutes or so. I wondered why this was and found out the average attention span for […]

The Glow Pod

Digital Artefact Project Pitch My digital artefact is a podcast called The Glow Pod. I came about this idea because I realised, I always have to rewind podcasts I’m listening to because I drift off after 20 – 25 minutes or so. I wondered why this was and found out the average attention span for […]

saved by morse code

The evolution of communication Communication is constantly evolving and has come a long way from its inception, especially in the past few decades, but arguably one of the most revolutionary evolutions of communication came from the invention of the electric telegraph. The electric telegraph transmitted signals through wires from one location to another and then […]

dear meredith grey

Grey’s Anatomy and its popularity Before learning about media and societies, I always thought that popular culture was just whatever was trending at that current time. Although not completely wrong, I was definitely overlooking the value that popular culture provides our understanding of societies and the way they work. This sparked a thought about what […]

for my fbi agent

Algorithmic control III: Privacy, Surveillance, and the Price of Content We are constantly being monitored whether it’s by government applications or platform algorithms attempting to determine what kind of toothbrush they should market towards us. People often say that we have a right to privacy, especially in regards to social media platforms and the free […]

an apple a day

Algorithmic control II: Hardware Platforms, Access Permissions and Ideologies of Control This week we looked at algorithmic control and open vs closed software. Apple is a closed software and has total control over the platform, users and content. The brand perception and user experience is influenced and controlled by Apple. Android is an open software […]

what do you meme

Algorithmic control I: Intellectual Property and the Content Control Industry This week we looked at intellectual property and the content control industry. Copyright allows for creators to be acknowledged for their work which encourages them to create more as they have security in knowing they will be credited. Copyright is becoming increasingly difficult with platforms […]

ryan reynolds lives in a simulation?

Internet paradigm IV: Hyperreality, Simulation, Spectacle This week we looked at hyperreality, simulation and spectacle to understand controlled reality. I decided to make a meme about the movie “Free Guy” starring Ryan Reynolds. Free Guy is similar to the video HYPER-REALITY by Keiichi Matsuda as they both use animations and graphics to present an alternative […]

jeffree vs james

Internet paradigm III: Framing and the Construction of Perception This week we looked at the construction of perception and how media schema can help us understand perceived influence. I was quite excited when I saw that we were going to be discussing schema as I had covered this topic in high school in my psychology […]

i cheated the algorithm

Internet paradigm II: Distributed media and Meme Warfare This week we continued to look into the internet paradigm and more specifically into media distribution and meme warfare. We talked about different modes, production and distribution of content. I decided to focus on the platform Tik Tok as it has become an extremely popular platform to produce […]

q & a

Internet paradigm I: Networked Participation and Collective Intelligence This week we looked into the internet paradigm and how audiences interact and communicate with media content and platforms. I asked my followers on Instagram to send me questions and I got quite a few responses. I decided to do this as to show a different approach […]

my beta

I’m going to be honest, I’ve had a hard time committing to just one idea for my digital artefact. I tried so many different things but couldn’t find one that I enjoyed doing or could see myself expanding and monetising. Because of this I have decided to keep trying new things but in the meantime, […]

Wylee & See

Legal Explainer It is imperative as a company to maintain trust between you and your customer. The relationship can be the rise or fall of your brand depending what you do with the trust your customers give you. One company found out the hard way that making false and misleading claims about charitable donations is […]

drama alert

Media Industries & Ownership I’ll be the first to admit I don’t keep up to date with current affairs as much as I should be. The most I watch the news is when I’m walking through the kitchen whilst my dad cooks dinner watching The Project. I do however like to stay up to date […]

something’s fishy

Representation vs Interpretation It is important to look beyond an image and to be able to interpret what an image means as well as what it physically represents. One way we can improve our investigative abilities is to discuss the denotation (representation) and connotation (interpretation) of an image. For example; in the image below there […]

glitch culture and vapourwave

Medium is the Message (the logic of digital production and the network economy) This week’s lecture expanded on the concept of “the medium is the message” that was discussed in week 3. Tutorials this week focused on digital production and the aesthetics of a message. We were instructed to use sites such as PHOTOMOSH and […]

it’s how you say what you say

Medium is the Message (the internet paradigm) Week 3’s lecture was all about the medium is the message… yeah wrap your head around that one. On face value it makes sense, right? If the medium is the message then the message is the medium, or rather it’s IN the medium. Canadian professor Marshall Mcluhan gave […]

my da pitch

So, my digital artefact. I’ve decided to run a Depop page reselling thrifted clothes as well as an Instagram page to help market the Depop profile. I will also be posting YouTube videos document the process as well as my general university experience. I’m really interested in fashion and marketing, and I feel as though […]

my digital artefact ideas

Depop Reselling YouTube Channel Beauty & Skincare Themed Instagram Page Aesthetic/Pinterest Themed Instagram Page Travel Inspired YouTube and Instagram Podcast About Music I Like