Over the past weeks in BCM325 or Future Cultures we have been live tweeting. At first, I didn’t even know the meaning of the phrase ‘Live Tweeting’ but later discovered through joining in that it is tweeting throughout an event as to show your point of view and comment on that event.
These are some of my best tweets over the 8 week experience.
The first viewing was ‘Ghost in the Shell’. This tweet was one of my first live tweets and is interesting to me because I didn’t know what to do! I thought something that could be interesting would be sharing an article but the reality is that while watching the movie, no one really going to read an article at the same time. My main audience was the class around me and I found that this was not the most efficient tweet for this setting…
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As I mentioned in a previous BCM325 blog post, my digital artefact will be a photography piece depicting a humans undying reliance on smartphones, therefore making the technological device an extension of ourselves. This establishes the idea that we are cyborgs. I also went into some depth about the relevance this holds to Marshall Mcluhan’s words; “Rapidly, we approach the final phase of the extensions of man– the technological simulation of consciousness, when the creative process of knowing will be collectively and corporately extended to the whole of human society, much as we have already extended our senses and our nerves by the various media Whether the extension of consciousness, so long sought by advertisers for specific products, will be “a good thing” is a question that admits of a wide solution.” Mcluhan (1964, p. 5).
I am currently in the process of creating my digital artefact and am still…
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For me, an idea for this artefact has been the hardest for me to uncover. I found this because cyber culture is such a widely covered concept, especially in university projects, that is difficult to make original or at least new. I then realised that to think of an innovative idea I would have to narrow the concept I am focusing on down to (not just Cyberculture, but) Cybernetics IN Cyberculture. Cybernetics interests me because it establishes the connection between machines and humans.
Through the research I have done and the information in the seminars so far I personally believe that the structure of machines and how they function is based off humans, especially in modern technology. Arnold Schwarzenegger is actually a machine by the way … just saying. Anyway, is this because we have become more comfortable in allowing machines to replicate us as a comfort because we acknowledge…
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"Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data." Neuromancer (@GreatDismal) .