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”

Blockchain in the Knowledge Based Economy

If you asked me three months ago what blockchain was, I would have simply told you it’s something to do with Bitcoin, which is something to do with online currency. Over the past weeks, my knowledge and interest have expanded greatly, and I have come to the realisation that its use and significance in societyContinue reading “Blockchain in the Knowledge Based Economy”

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”

‘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””

A Social Life: Research Proposal

This here, is home. “Eulola” is our family property, which is 90 years old and full of stories. Not long ago, I was sitting at the table in the dining room, on my laptop and absent mindedly scrolling through my Facebook feed. I got to thinking. What would it have been like to live hereContinue reading “A Social Life: Research Proposal”