Finding Something to Write About

All discussion is the prequel to inference… One of the biggest challenges that arrive with having a blog is finding meaningful content to write about. Previously, I wrote a short post that contained a timeline of potential blog post titles and in the time that it took to write it, about an hour and a half, …

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Using Categories and Tags in WordPress

It’s not the destination, but rather the experiences that we encounter… A blog, or website is a location. It is one particular point on an ever expanding plane of information. How that information is navigated can be crucial. If the best and most powerful ideas are hidden in a maze of dead ends and false …

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Timeline of KAOSmedia Projects

Check it out! I used TimelineJS from KnightLab to create a list of all my KAOSmedia projects. Now calm down, I’m not saying I’ll do all of these; I’m certainly going to give it the good old college try! Being an Aussie drone raised on US exports I actually have no idea what that means. …

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The Puzzle of the Profile Picture

No matter what anyone says, we are judged by our covers; often in the first few seconds.  It may come as little surprise that companies are now looking at social media profiles to determine an applicant’s suitability. Even with an account set to private, when they find your account they will see a profile picture …

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Developing Divergent Identities on Socials

People are akin to a strand of copper wire; until you open them up you can’t know what is hidden under that plastic exterior. Some people have centralist ideologies based around one main interest, but many are divergent and can’t be defined to form fit into standard ideals. I have always hated how some people feel …

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Surveillance at the Royal Melbourne Show

GROUP 38 – MEMBERS LIST Caitlyn Putt Ellis Kolias Robert Dean Williams When we first began brainstorming ideas for this project, we knew we wanted to create something that had a comic flair, similar to parody newsmedia programs. Our group wanted to focus on both the utopian and dystopian views on surveillance in a real …

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Gamify your Health – Running from Surveillance

Fitness trackers are everywhere now; or about ‘1 in 5’ (Werner 2016). The little little blinky light things that have invaded people’s wrists and forced their ways into the lives of many. They have become a mark of the active class; a society of people determined to let others know that – I am healthy! Like …

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Data Filled Cookies – Online Digital Marketing

The minute you go to a website, depending if the website uses them, and look at content a cookie is saved on your computer. Generally, they do nothing – maybe hold a small amount of data that is used to remember who you are. But sometimes they can be used to construct an online image of …

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Shiver Me Timbers – Surveilling the Pirates

  Online Piracy is an interesting topic, and there are many sides to the proverbial coin; equal arguments for and against, some of my favorites are: People who download, wouldn’t pay to see it anyway; so there is no loss of income. People who download are destroying a fragile industry. I feel cheated and want to …

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Dead or Alive; Drones and Surveillance

Do we fear for the police state, that may come with overuse of drones? After all, ‘…we are rapidly moving toward a future in which a majority of aircraft will be unmanned.’ (Villasenor 2014, p.235). Drones… they are possibly without doubt the big bad scary of the surveillance landscape in modern times. Although drones or unmanned …

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