Author Archives: monkairouz

NEVER ‘BEEF’ DOWN TO A SOCIAL MEDIA TROLL

Rugby League Troll Stoppers came across this article in the Sydney Morning Herald which offers advice to those in the public eye on how to handle social media trolls. Journalist Sam de Brito references the famous Mark Twain quote: “Never … Continue reading

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How ‘open’ is open science?

Open science is the term given to “the movement to make scientific research, data and dissemination accessible to all levels of an inquiring society, amateur or professional. It encompasses practices such as publishing open research, campaigning for open access, encouraging scientists to … Continue reading

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Participation is no longer a choice

Participation is vital in establishing and maintaining social organisation. Today, people engage with self-determining forms of participation, thanks to the breakdown in physical boundaries through globalisation, as well as technological advancements. These changes have now fostered distributed participation, as dispersed … Continue reading

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Media and Politics- The Three Way Street

Throughout history, the media and government have held a tangible relationship and will continue to have an effect on the way each institution carries out their daily function in society. Both institutions rely on ‘framing’ events and issues so only … Continue reading

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New Opportunities, New Horizons- Augmented Reality in Practice.

One of the key questions posed in the week’s lecture was whether the relationship between data and media was harmonious.  After exploring the concept of augmented reality, I believe a key factor in the relationship between data and media is … Continue reading

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Facebook-sharing memories through the click of a button

* Video by Mike Rugnetta, 2012, ‘Is Facebook Changing Our Identity’. As Andrew pointed out in this week’s lecture, the “experience of memory is a dynamic relationship between remembering and forgetting, habit and conscious thought, as one pays attention to one’s … Continue reading

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Media Ecology- Video gaming

Media Ecology- Video gaming * Video by Julian Smith 2012, ‘Video Games and Violence.’ In Andrew’s lecture, we were challenged to question the way media ecologies interplay to alter or change cultural contexts (Murphie 2013). First it is imperative to … Continue reading

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