Disturbing News for Democracy

Tweet As you read this post, please bear in mind that I am certainly not a Greens supporter. If you want to read about my political convictions, check out this post. I am fundamentally disturbed at suggestions the Federal Government may have authorised or participated in the covert surveillance on a member of the Federal ...

Just Lines of Code 2

Just Lines of Code
Tweet The teacher at the front of the classroom lays down a simple plan and all you have to do is follow it. I have a tee-shirt that demonstrates it nicely, with the following pic on the front: Sometimes, the plans don’t work out how the elders expect they might. At a barbecue recently, I ...

Honours, here I come 1

Honours, here I come
Tweet My honours research proposal, as submitted to UoW: My honours research will attempt to trace the spread of a variety of memes and motifs in digital media. It will not aim to provide predictive tools – though perhaps some will emerge – but instead to examine the common characteristics of cross-media memes and motifs. ...

A Right Proper Media Mogul

Tweet I have been a little quiet on social networks in the last few weeks, because I’ve been working quite a lot on setting up my first real company: The Fat Tulip Communications and Media Pty Ltd. The Tulip is intended to be a broad-based media and digital media agency. It will leverage my skills ...

Peach is in Another Castle

Tweet Do video games (and other digital media) influence society or does society influence them? Or is it a bit from Column A and a bit from Column B? There are some strong arguments that repeated exposure to violence desensitizes people and, in the case of violent video games, even spurs/trains them to commit violent ...