Algorithmic Control III: Privacy, Surveillance, and the Price of Content

This week’s lecture really got me thinking about the times I’ve seen ads that were somehow being shown to me but I hadn’t gone looking for them. They were simply items that I had talked about to friends or family. This is clearly an example of some sort of surveillance. It may not be aContinue reading “Algorithmic Control III: Privacy, Surveillance, and the Price of Content”

WEEK 10: Hardware Platforms, Access Permissions and Ideologies

In this week’s lecture there was a strong focus on Apple and Android and comparing the two. This got me thinking about why I choose to be loyal to Apple when I grew up in a household filled with android products. My parents had always owned android phones and naturally my first phone was aContinue reading “WEEK 10: Hardware Platforms, Access Permissions and Ideologies”

Intellectual Property and the Content Control Industry

Intellectual property (IP), as defined by the World Intellectual Property Organisation, relates to the creation of the mind; inventions; literary and artistic works; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. IP is then divided into industrial property and copyright. What intrigued me the most learning about this topic was the thought of not havingContinue reading “Intellectual Property and the Content Control Industry”

Hyperreality, Simulation, Spectacle

Over the years I have spent countless hours and thousands of dollars trying to create this image that I live a perfect ‘reality’ but my life is far from perfect. “Happiness is the same price as red bottoms” -Ariana Grande, 7 Rings I always admired those who owned Apple products and as a young teenContinue reading “Hyperreality, Simulation, Spectacle”

Framing and the Construction of Perception

This weeks topic was one that interested me a lot. It had a heavy focus on psychology which I haven’t always been a fan of but for some reason this topic really caught my attention from the beginning. There was a heavy focus on how the media frame news stories and yet another strong focusContinue reading “Framing and the Construction of Perception”


This week’s topic in particular really interested me because I finally understood what a meme was and their purpose. A meme does not always need to be funny which is what I believed prior to beginning BCM112. A great meme conveys an idea and has a purpose. Whether that idea or purpose is for politicalContinue reading “MEME WARFARE, WHAT DO YOU MEME?”

Networked Participation and Collective Intelligence

In this week’s lecture, we continued to explore the internet paradigm and more specifically the two different ways we have been able to deliver our messages. These two forms being monological media and dialogic media. Monologic media was the way we all once received messages through mediums such as radios, televisions and newspapers. It allowedContinue reading “Networked Participation and Collective Intelligence”

The Medium is the Message II: Digital Production and the Network Economy

To continue with the topic of the medium is the message, we learnt about the different types of digital production and the network economy. The internet paradigm has allowed for millions of people to take an image and change its meaning. Essentially the internet is a giant photocopying machine but with each copy we haveContinue reading “The Medium is the Message II: Digital Production and the Network Economy”


Hey guys, just wanted to make a post to announce my new youtube video! Please comment ideas for videos both here and in the comment section of my Youtube video. Since I’m stuck at home as I am no longer able to go to work (yea i know it kinda sucks, I miss my job!)Continue reading “NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO-GET TO KNOW ME TAG!”