A Roll of the Dice for Tabletop Gaming

I came to class last week with mixed expectations for this semester. Games are something that I consider myself to have very little experience with, which was probably apparent to my group when I announced that my favourite one was Bananagrams.  So when Avalon was placed in front of me, I was very unsure ofContinue reading “A Roll of the Dice for Tabletop Gaming”

Introducing: The Green Thread

An operational prototype Find The Green Thread website here, and the Lazy Susan Studio Instagram page here. When considering the future of fashion, the necessary steps to ensure the sustainability of the industry and the provision of clothing for the generations to come must be implemented now. As Gordon and Hill explain, “sustainable fashion isContinue reading “Introducing: The Green Thread”

Fashion Forward: Digital Artefact Pitch

For the major part of human history, clothing has been hand made and tailored with a purely functional purpose.  Prior to the industrial revolution, textile production was “small scale in home workshops called cottage industries” (Monet, 2017). It wasn’t until the twentieth century that these networks of small tailors gradually evolved into the large scaleContinue reading “Fashion Forward: Digital Artefact Pitch”

The Final Straw: Social Media and the “Individualisation of Responsibility”

I’m scrolling through Facebook when suddenly, a video catches my eye. It’s a turtle with a straw being extracted from its nose, clearly suffering from a significant amount of discomfort. I look down at the smoothie I’m drinking and immediately feel a sense of penitence at the tiny plastic tube protruding from my cup. InContinue reading “The Final Straw: Social Media and the “Individualisation of Responsibility””

Placeres Simples / Simple Pleasures

Written for AIM Overseas It’s a freezing cold morning in the south of Spain. A cold snap has ravished the country and while I can’t quite understand the words coming from the TV morning news, the dramatic pictures and loud music make me realise it’s something out of the ordinary. Our beautiful house mother, Ana,Continue reading “Placeres Simples / Simple Pleasures”

Big Brother is Watching You

In the morning, an alarm on my phone wakes me up. I go to the gym, scanning a little chip to let me in at the door. I listen my suggested tracks on Spotify. For lunch, I Google recipes and when I do my groceries, I scan my Visa PayWave and Everyday Rewards Card. IContinue reading “Big Brother is Watching You”

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”

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)”

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?”

‘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””