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University student studying Bachelor of Communication Media/ Bachelor of Creative Arts (Music). Singer/ guitarist/ songwriter and electronic music producer.

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Some Spilt Ink

As a naturally talkative person, I realised within the first five minutes of Ghost in the Shell, that live-tweeting was for me. I’ve always been a fan of Sci-Fi texts and having a licence to brain-dump to a receptive audience has been a super fun experience.

Tweets in week one revolved around the themes of Feminism and racial dynamics in Ghost in the Shell and took me back to my travels in Japan where I experienced first had the co-existence of the traditional and the hyper-cyber (that’s a word now). Evidentally, my fellow classmates picked-up on these themes as well:

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A common theme throughout the texts we have watched is that of the human identity. We kicked off the “What makes one human” debate quite quickly:

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Week 2 started with a *bang* as we found ourselves in Westworld, still thinking about what defines a human, and considering the ethical and…

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Fleshing out the future of food

Some Spilt Ink

From the late 19th century till the present day, the mass slaughtering of animals for human consumption has become common practice (Norton, 2015). The process, now fully removed from public view, has left us with a limitless appetite for meat, and an environment which cannot sustain such a demand, let alone our own complete separation from the process of slaughter. With 56% of Australian land used purely for animal agriculture, leading to the complete destruction of native habitats, and the prediction of a fish-less ocean by the year 2048, scientists are now beginning to experiment with in-vitro or “cultured” meat as a viable alternative to animal flesh. My project aims to examine the already existing meat-alternatives of today and suggest that cultured meat may be the key to transitioning people to a vegan diet, and, in turn, reducing some of the strain placed on the environment and its creatures…

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