A few things I’ve learned during my time at university so far: “Don’t buy coffee from Panizzi”, and “the medium is the message”. Thanks McLuhan. … More McLuhan in the 21st century.
When I introduce myself to others, I usually describe myself as a ‘jack of all trades’. I like most things, I’ll try everything, but that doesn’t mean I’m good at any of them! … More a Brooke of all trades.
Well, it’s that time of year again. All the wonderful holidays are done and dusted (including plenty of birthdays), and we’re required to sadly accept that our life revolves around routine once again. … More back to the grind.
We live in a world where everything that can be connected to the internet, will be connected to the internet. Phones, televisions and watches are only the start. The Internet of Things refers to the phenomenon of everyday objects (including people) being connected to the web. Yes, everything. You may think this is impossible. In fact, … More What is The Internet of Things?
One of the aspects of the internet that makes it work so smoothly is its system of copies. Nothing is unique, scarce or precious when it can be infinitely multiplied, yet it allows for anyone to easily access the knowledge they need. This however has a darker side… … More Malicious Activism
Hacking, interestingly, is often portrayed as a chaotic force of good rather than evil. In television shows it is (supposedly) used to locate the bad guys, disrupt television broadcasts, decrypt enemy files and save the day. In real life, however, hacking is seen as a dangerous skill to have, viewed as a chaotic disruption – for … More Bond, Hacker Bond
When it comes to social media, Twitter is in a category of its own. It’s succinct, public, instant and able to connect people around the world through hashtags, which group tweets depending on their focus. These groups can form around anything and everything imaginable – celebrities, sports and popular culture, for example. This hashtag system … More The Power of #hashtags