Within today’s mass technological society it is not a simple task to narrow in on a topic surrounding the areas of future cultures and cyber technology. After reflecting on what we have discussed so far in BCM325, I am intrigued by what it means in today’s society today to be ‘social.’
When you Google ‘social’ you are given all kinds of definitions such as:
“relating to activities in which you meet and spend time with other people and that happen during the time when you are not working.” (Cambridge Dictionary, 2018)
or as we learnt in class a majority of technologies can be traced back to periods of war, explaining this definition:
“Involving allies or confederates. The Social War between the Athenians and their allies.”(Merriam-Webster, 2018)
The original concept of being ‘Social’ came in the forms of a gathering or, get-together where you would go and…
For the research task, I will be focusing on the up and coming entertainment known as ESports. ESports is very simple. It is competitive Video Gaming. Two teams play head to head in their game of choice (Mostly team games such as Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and League of legends).Teams usually play in tournaments with cash prizes for the winners. Esports is very much the same as many of the legacy sports like Rugby league, Football, Gridiron, etc.
Even though the term ‘ESports’ has only been used in the past 2 decades, the earliest known video game competition dates back to 1972 at Stanford University for the game Spacewar. ESports then started to gain popularity with the invention and distribution of the internet with the games StarCraft and Dota 2 easily rising to become the most popular games in ESports.Games like Starcraft and Dota 2 are where ESports really…
Vlogging for all intended purposes is the creation of an online presents to share your ideas and experiences with the world. Much like posting your own ideas in writing on your Blog YouTube has experienced a fast growing majority of people sharing their practices and ideas through video hence the term video blog or Vlog. Urban Dictionary defines a Vlog as “A Video log. A journalistic video documentation on the web of a person’s life, thoughts, opinions and interests. A vlog can be topical and timeless, instructional and entertaining.” Since we are talking about people expressing their thoughts means it accompanies doubt and implantation of the negative thinking towards these people. Actions and words put against Vloggers can be perceived as harsh, but not misplaced there are regular occurrences of this in many places due to the popular nature of judgmental actions and jumping to conclusions towards the intention that…
Virtual reality (VR) is the term used to describe a three-dimensional, computer-generated environment, which can be explored and interacted with by a person. While immersed in this environment, a person is able to manipulate objects and perform a series of actions.
2018 is the final year for me as a double degree University student. For almost five years I have been consuming and absorbing various information. For my research topic for BCM325 I wanted to merge my two subject areas together and look at how technology has helped shape social relationships from a more sociological perspective.
As time moves on, society changes and we can see that in the way we behave both sexually and socially through technology.
Technology enables the expression and actualization of sex and social interaction in increasingly diverse ways.
For my project I want to look at the idea of having a cyber self and cyber sexuality in various forms, such as online dating sites and apps. But I am mainly going to focus on online gaming with a focus on games such as World or Warcraft, which is one of the biggest experiential communities, as of