The term 'micro-celebrity' has come into play since the rise of social media platforms, offering anyone who is active users of Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, twitter and blogging sites the chance to fall under the celebrity umbrella. The term 'celebrity' is the ability to back yourself as an investment and create a likeable persona that builds a … Continue reading You can be famous too
I have been proposed with the challenge to go without my iPhone for at least a week many times, mostly by my parents, and the idea of it seemed crazy to me. I once had the mentality that the chances of getting lost, missing out and something serious happening were a lot higher if I did … Continue reading Apple’s got more than street smarts
Legacy media was once a stream of information fed to society which was consumed and often unquestioned, it was a centralised and controlled source of information. The birth of the internet, a distributed network, gave people access to multiple information sources taking silent consumers to listeners, who analysed, compared and challenegd information to form an … Continue reading The ‘Postmodern’ takes matters into their own hands
For us kids the act of craft was simple, physicalizing our ideas and interests. As a kid, my sisters and our next door neighbours would participate in all sorts of craft, often making the most of our painting skills by selling our "masterpieces" around the neighbourhood. Making t-shirts out of fabric paints and home-made stencils … Continue reading Craftsmanship morphs with Craftstechship
Mark Frederman's article 'What is the meaning of The Medium of the message' explains Marshal McLuhan's theory for digital media in a less literal sense of how the Medium risks to override the importance of the content, and looks at the big picture in what new media is doing to for social behaviours and interactions. Often when new … Continue reading Little did you know..
So as you're reading this, the challenge is to keep you focused long enough to finish this post without quickly checking why you're phone made a buzzing sound or possibly googling brownie recipes that are good for you? I can admit that personally, I would have done both of those things already because my attention span … Continue reading Are you paying attention?
Television seems to be a norm in everyday life, it's relied on for entertainment, current affairs, and just generally educating ones self on the world. I'd like to think not too many of my childhood memories involve the Tele, however I have plenty of flashbacks to when I would rush home after school on a … Continue reading Back in my day..
Monday's lecture came as a surprise, I least expected to question all the life choices I have made in life up until this point. It stunned me a little, I was left pondering life as I walked through the rain to a Lionel Richie classic, only I could hear. In all seriousness though, the questions … Continue reading The Dilemma I have with Technology