Not That Kind of Sock Puppet

When I first heard the words “Sock Puppets” this week, my naive, somewhat blasé mind  admittedly conjured up images similar to those seen above. But unfortunately it’s a wild old wired world on that web, and in this case, we’re dealing with something much more alarming. Sock Puppets are false online identities that are used toContinue reading “Not That Kind of Sock Puppet”

Evolution of Ideas: Final Project

Furthering development from last week’s iterations, my project has evolved after deliberation from classmates and brainstorming of ideas. I’m excited by the inputs that I received through collaboration as it enabled me to articulate my thoughts more clearly – as well as workshop the purpose of my work. Drawing on the notion of “abstraction intoContinue reading “Evolution of Ideas: Final Project”

The Conscience of a Hacker

“Hacking”, as defined by Techopedia, is the “unauthorised intrusion into a computer or a network”. Personally, in the past, the insinuation of the word carried very negative connotations, and was certainly lacking any consideration regarding ethics. Which is why I was fascinated to learn about the “The Hackers Manifesto By The Mentor”, which was “one ofContinue reading “The Conscience of a Hacker”

WordPress™ (for dummies)

What has worked. What has not. What the heck?  (& Where to from here…) Writing in the public space is something that, prior to University, I had seldom practiced. There is something very daunting about publishing your own work for literally anyone on the internet to read, and it has taken me quite a bitContinue reading “WordPress™ (for dummies)”

The Art of Saying Nothing

Mel Bochner’s text based artworks have intrigued me from the beginning of this subject. His thesaurus painting collections consist of lines of synonyms, or repetitions of the same word in often bold, vibrant colours. I find their graphic, geometric and structural nature very appealing. So simple in their nature, yet very visually captivating, and alsoContinue reading “The Art of Saying Nothing”

Flash Test Dummies

Have you ever wanted to dress up as a Zombie and dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, with a huge group of people in a public place? Well you’re in luck, because Saturday the 28th October 2017 is THRILL DAY, an annual event whereby “friends, families and other local residents each year join together with thousands ofContinue reading “Flash Test Dummies”

Where Do You Draw The Line?

Censorship has an obvious presence in almost all parts of society, particularly media. But when it comes down to your own usage and presence in the wired world, where do you draw your own line?  When I was growing up, I was absolutely infuriated with the fact we were forbidden to watch Home and Away.Continue reading “Where Do You Draw The Line?”

Abstraction in Action

This week in class we explored the notion of abstracting an idea from a photograph into instructions for recreating the same aesthetic. What I found particularly interesting about this activity was the way that different people interpreted contrasting aspects of the same photo – which when taken over a sequence produced a unique emerging visual.Continue reading “Abstraction in Action”

‘Rubble’ in Paradise

//Concept// The works of Georg Nees have, from the beginning of this subject, been a source of inspiration due to their straight-edged, geometric and mathematical design. Conceptual artist Sol Lewitt famously described, with regard to instructional art, for the product of the artist to be “mentally interesting, yet emotionally dry”. I believe Nees’ computer generatedContinue reading “‘Rubble’ in Paradise”

‘Unaccountable Monkeys With Typewriters”

A while back, I wrote about Citizen Journalism, and its prevalence during the natural disaster of Cyclone Debbie. Increasingly, we are seeing everyday members of society taking to social media to report a first hand account of the world around us – and increasingly we, as media consumers, are turning to this as a sourceContinue reading “‘Unaccountable Monkeys With Typewriters””