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For my digital artefact this semester for DIGC335, i’ve decided to continue my digital artefact from last years DIGC202 class, Chattr. What began as a weekly video series with my friends, became a registered business over the summer holidays. So for my first blog post, i’ve decided to give a brief overview and introduction as to what Chattr was, what Chattr is, and what Chattr will be. You can check Chattr over on Facebook!


Last year, Chattr recorded and released a video series called “Uni Life Savers”, where we aimed to interview students around campus about topics regarding the university lifestyle. As well as just recording and editing a short video series, we also did extensive research into media platforms to release onto, advertising through Facebook and did some serious statistical research. We also experimented with looks for the show, and using different equipment to create a different feel…

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The beginning of a “Cyber-mythology” catalogue

Matt Keats

Since my fascination of the cyberpunk genre began in high school I have been constantly drawn to the stories because of the imaginative, yet almost realistic “imaginaries” of the genre. From the total mental virtual reality device in Sword-Art online to the Bladerunner Voight-Kampff test scanner, these devices have constantly intrigued me.

Because of this, for my digital artefact, I have begun 19dgyot084zt9jpgdeveloping the idea of a website that catalogues and explores these types of Cyber-Mythologies and objects. The aim of this site is to portray and explore not only specific cyberpunk creations but to also delve deeper into the history and societal fears and concerns over such items.

In order for my site to be effective, it is obvious I must conduct deep research into the Cyberpunk genre and its surrounding culture. This will include films, books, anime series and literature surrounding these texts which will provide helpful and…

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Cybercultural Tragedies


My original broad concept for my research project was to look into the ways in which Cyberculture might be seen to reflect aspects of oral cultures. I would examine specific case studies from Cyberspace, such as fanfiction, let’s plays, and forum threads in order to discuss where this digital space interaction does or does not take the shape of some new iteration of orality. Building from this idea that that there’s a legacy of the past in the present, I’d like to focus on the performance of tragedies online and the ways in which they recall Aristotle’s ancient oral/performed tragedian forms and structures.

According to Aristotle’s Poetics: “Tragedy is an imitation of an action that is admirable, complete and possesses magnitude […] effecting through pity and fear the purification of such emotions”, this ‘purification’ referring to a cathartic release of emotion through empathy. His definition requires the technical elements…

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The Replicated Man.


Robots, Androids and Cyborgs have long been the talking point among scientists, it may well be the pinnacle of what mankind can achieve. My interest in Androids first started whilst playing Fallout 3. A post apocalyptic action RPG developed by Bethesda.  What seemed as fantasy once upon a time is now becoming all too real.  From killer robots threatening the human race in I,Robot (2004) to the sentient , compassionate kind in Bicentennial Man (1999) we have dreamed of what may become of our race in the near future. Are these games and films giving us hints to what is in store for us? One thing is certain though,  how much of a machine is a machine that wants its own freedom?

The Replicated Man is a side quest that can be obtained throughout the game . You are tasked by a Dr Zimmer , who works for a group called…

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FPV – An Introduction

T H I N K Sam

Cyberculture can be referred to as the “response to the ubiquitous presence and use of computers and networks for aspects of contemporary social life” for example entertainment.  I like to link ‘computers’ to a broader extension of what is thought of, in a PC or laptop, but to a motherboard of controls to arduino to smart robotics. This leads into my fascination with drones. Over the last year I’ve built an expertise looking into Drones In Agriculture as well as Production, Consumption and Representation of Drones in China which allowed me to then extend the interest into FPV Drone Racing. In an attempt to break down what FPV drone enthusiasts actually do, I’m going to, from a complete beginners perspective, attempt to educate and isolate various elements so that eventually a league or club can be formed under my knowledge. 

FPV or First Person View racing can firstly be catergorised into…

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