I’m scared of my Boyfriend’s Google Home, and you should be too!

Yes, this week's lecture 'The Internet of Things: from networked objects to anticipatory spaces' (IoT) did bring up some feelings of resentment and mistrust that I have towards my boyfriend's Google Home. To understand why let me first explain what the IoT is, and how the Google Home is related to it. The IoT in a... Continue Reading →

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Kermit is a sock puppet?!

I know, your whole life has been a lie. Kermit is not a hand-rod puppet but in fact.... A mere sock puppet. In this weeks lecture on the topic of 'Dark Fibre; hackers, botnets and cyberwar'  Ted introduced the concept of 'sock puppets'. Sock puppets are fictitious online personas which are heavily created to look... Continue Reading →

The Ethics of Hacktivism

Hacktivism, a reckless or heroic act? This week's remediation is based off the film 'War Games' which was shown in Ted's lecture as a representation of the danger of the hacking subculture. The remediation represents the idea of 'playing' with very dangerous systems, and how perhaps what might seem as innocuous hacking to one person can... Continue Reading →

Can we start a #revolution baby?

Connectivity is an inherent part of the internets nature. It enables us to have instantaneous global access to like-minded people, which is a pretty powerful phenomenon. The internet is dialogic by design, and has proven to be an excellent tool for starting revolutions for this reason. We have seen this in cases such as the... Continue Reading →

Lord Mimikyu’s Walled Garden – A representation of iFeudalism

The Feudalisation of the internet, otherwise known as iFeudalism is a current Social Media centred phenomenon. It's name is based off of the Medieval European structure of Feudalism. iFeudalism is the concept where Social Media organisations such as Apple, Android and YouTube are closing off sections of the internet by creating "walled garden" structures. The... Continue Reading →

The Liquid Labour Chain

We live in an information economy, filled with knowledge workers. To sustain an information economy there must be a free flow of information, this demands labour that is always available and unrestrained by boarders. Hence, these knowledge workers spend their time partaking in the chronic task of sorting. However, these workers don't get paid, because... Continue Reading →

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