BCM112

The Fake News Phenomenon

‘Fake news’ is defined as “false, often sensational, information disseminated under the guise of news reporting”. Today, it has seemingly spread to every corner of the world – it was even named the Collins’ Word of the Year in 2017. From the White House to the Opera House, fake news is incredibly powerful. This week… Continue reading The Fake News Phenomenon

Advertisements
BCM112

Exploring Digital Aesthetics

This week in BCM112 we further explored the concept of 'the medium is the message' - but this time with the added bonuses of digital transformations and glitch aesthetics. We discussed the impacts of new technologies on the media we consume and produce, creating an ever-evolving digital landscape of rapid prototyping and animated objects. The… Continue reading Exploring Digital Aesthetics

BCM241

Social Media and the Rise of Internet Activism

'Young people’ has become an insult, a political plaything, and a call to arms for those to which it refers. While we may seem distracted with our iPhones, we actually form a sizeable portion of the population – something that is all too often ignored by older generations. Many are quick to criticise our ‘obsession’… Continue reading Social Media and the Rise of Internet Activism

BCM241

Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey – Television Across Time and Space

THANK YOU to my lovely mum, who I had the pleasure of interviewing for this blog post. Today television is omnipresent, no longer contained within the confines of the living room. We are inundated with programs and channels, far too many for one person to count, let alone watch them all. We have shifted away… Continue reading Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey – Television Across Time and Space

BCM212

Research into the North Gong Shuttle Bus – a note on how things are progressing

As you might recall, last month I wrote about an upcoming project for BCM212, a research study into the UOW North Gong Shuttle Bus. I have now submitted my design and management portfolio, the second part to that project. Things are (gradually) progressing, in that I have now published my survey (which is going very… Continue reading Research into the North Gong Shuttle Bus – a note on how things are progressing

BCM110

The use (and abuse) of the media in the modern age

To define ‘the media’ in 2017 is to engage with an ever-growing list of technologies and interfaces. Gone are the days of relying upon scheduled radio and television broadcasts; we are living in the digital world of online media, content streaming, POTUS tweets and leaked data scandals. The 21st century will be largely dictated by… Continue reading The use (and abuse) of the media in the modern age

BCM110

‘Faux-activism’: the commodification of the good deed

Earlier this year, Alex Holder wrote an article for The Guardian regarding the recent surge in corporate activism. Featuring a close analysis of fashion houses, coffee shop chains and everything in between, Holder reveals the extent to which activism sells in the modern age. Numbered are the days of simplistic celebrity endorsement – activism is… Continue reading ‘Faux-activism’: the commodification of the good deed