Mood Podcast: Music, Online, Open, Discussion. Initially, we made Mood Podcast to share and spark conversation around a topic we are so very passion about, music. Collaborating with other members on this project really allowed our conversations to open up and reach an audience further than what we could have individually done alone. Sharing our […]Read More Wrapping it up – MOOD
In simple terms, the IoT (Internet of Things) stands for the connection of usually trivial material objects to the internet. – Teodor Mitew, Do objects dream of an internet of things? The Internet of Things is an emerging topic of technical, social, and economic significance. Consumer products, durable goods, cars and trucks, industrial and utility […]Read More The internet of? Uhh… Things?
“Lulz” as in lols or laughter, “Sec” as in security, LulzSec was formed in a private online chatroom of the hacking collective “Anonymous”. They formed in 2011 targeting Fox.com. It all began APPARENTLY after fox.com had described a rapper called Common as “vile” on-air. Together the hacker group: -leaked the profiles and names of 73,000 […]Read More Lulzswho? LulzSec?
Ok now: Lets take a look into who these guys are: Stallman: – leads the Free Software Movement, which shows how the usual non-free software subjects users to the unjust power of its developers, plus their spying and manipulation, and campaigns to replace it with free (freedom-respecting) software. – worked at the MIT Artificial […]Read More Three Icons: Choose your fighter!
So what have we been up to since MOOD’s project pitch? Well… Each week, sat in the back of our car, using only my laptop and headphone microphone, we have recorded 3 podcasts which I then took home, edited and uploaded to YouTube. Each episode has a focus topic (or two) and we really just […]Read More In the MOOD for some podcast progress?
It’s no shock that social media has transformed journalism and the way news, ideas and opinions are shared. As spoken about in previous blogs the shift to distributed media allows for news to be spread WITHOUT any gatekeeper. During the industrial age, when the number of available news channels in print and broadcast was limited […]Read More All the news that’s fit to print? That’s old news.
“Recall that the Internet exists in layers—physical, protocol, application, content, social. Thanks to the modularity of the Internet’s design, network and software developers can become experts in one layer without having to know much about the others. Some legal academics have even proposed that regulation might be most efficiently tailored to respect the borders of […]Read More Ogres have layers, the internet has layers.
The internet can be seen as a very effective tool for political change. As seen in the social network revolutions: #mena #arabspring & #maidan. Networks formed online were crucial in organising a core group of activists. Additionally, digital media was used to exercise freedom of speech and as a space for civic engagement. When you […]Read More Participation Addict
Zygmunt Bauman argues that in the process of creating a liquid life, through the convergence of production (work) and consumption (life) we create “a precarious life, lived under conditions of constant uncertainty.” But what if uncertainty is what we crave and need? As explained by Mark Deuze in his 2006 paper “Liquid Life, Convergence Culture, […]Read More Liquid Life?
There is something indescribably entertaining about getting stuck 2 hours into a Kendall Rae podcast questioning my self-existence. Podcasting is a talent and media-producing skill that I am yet to master, but very excited to be giving a go this semester. Deciding on a topic to be the focus of my podcast was not a […]Read More how about we give podcasting a go?