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Here is a snippet of text from my dissertation that is no longer needed but I don’t want to lose so I though I would keep it here for safe keeping.   Two camps, technological determinism and humanism often dichotomise tradition media theory. Dovey et al.(2008) outlines the “Williams/McLuhan...
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Bruce McCall

Whilst installing the Ted Talks plugin onto my Raspberry Pi loaded with XBMC I stumbled upon this captivating talk by Bruce McCall. In particular, I loved some of the terms he used to describe his work: Retro-futurism Techno-archaeology Faux-nostalgia Hyperbolic overkill Shamelessly cheap Urban absurdism    
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DIY Cyborg insects

Over the last few years, occasionally, a new cyborg animal project pops up on the blogosphere. Most of the time half of me thinks WOW that has a million and one applications and the other half climbs high up on its pedestal making claims of animal cruelty and needless meddling. My...
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Lavin, A., Korte, L., & Davies, T. (2009). The impact of classroom technology on student behavior. Journal of Technology Research, 1–13.

What issue is being addressed? The focus of this journal article is not on how well technology performs within the classroom, or how to optimise its use, the authors are more concerned with student perceptions of the usefulness of technology in the classroom. The most interesting issue that is...
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Rushkoff, D., 2010. Program or be programmed, Soft Skull Press.

*** NOT A GOOD LITERACY REVIEW BUT ITS DONE NOW *** Doug Rushkoff has written ten simple commandments for the survival of “homo-interneticus”. The book has been written in a language that is very accessible, which I believe is an attempt to reach out to an audience that might not...
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ANOUK WIPPRECHT

“As with with much of Wipprecht’s past work, the space of the body is once again transformed into a stage where the garment becomes the leading actor. “ Mechanically, this garment could easily be a hexapod kit halved and mounted on to shoulder braces, this being said the overall...
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Dr. Damian Sutton

Damian Sutton from UCF MEDIA on Vimeo. The University College Media Centre team recently live streamed a talk by Dr. Damian Sutton, the above embed is the result. The streaming was done as a live, 2 camera edit using a grass valley vision mixer to manage the video feeds...
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Paul Irish – Chrome developer relations team

This is a seriously good presentation by Paul Irish on how to up the performance of websites, especially how to improve animation and rendering. “Paul Irish, from the Chrome Developer Relations team, walks through smart techniques to improve the performance of your app. He describes CSS reflows and how...
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Damian Sutton – Time (and) Travel

Damian Sutton from GSA on Vimeo. Last night I was lucky enough to be part of the A.V team tasked with setting up cameras to stream a talk by Damian Sutton. The above embed is not from last night, it is an audio recording from The Glasgow School of Art...
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William Gibson

Disclose.tv – WILLIAM GIBSON:CyberSpace,CyberPunks,Neuromancers “William Ford Gibson (born March 17, 1948) is an American-Canadian writer who has been called the “noir prophet” of the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction. Gibson coined the term “cyberspace” in his short story “Burning Chrome” and later popularized the concept in his debut novel,...
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