Blogs ‘R’ Us

Here is a few of my colleagues pages, and me talking about how great these people are!

Kenton gets straight to the point about the 80/20 rule. He says that nodes in a network can have varying number of links to and from it. He points out that a trend will often occur, which is then represented in a bell curve, however Kenton still doesn’t know how this is useful.

Kiralee covers points from the symposium however talks about how it was disengaging, and I tend to agree. However saying that, she goes on to discuss the transit system in Melbourne that Elliot covers, relating to connections. She states that connections are not always so straight forward.

Nethaniel uses a photo from his traveling last year to show and angle of a network, and demonstrating te connections through a variety of components that connect to a centre, which is seen as one particular node.

Blogs ‘R’ Us

This week in the land of my colleagues..

Brady talks about internet speed, and how moving community television to the internet is not ideal.

Kiralee goes into a detailed description about this weeks lecture. She talks about the statement ‘plots are for dead people’, and explains what Murphie and Potts identify some technologies as ‘neutral’.

Sam  talks about Form vs Content on the subject of storytelling. He feels that the idea of form and content complement each other and is best demonstrated through Video Games.

My Fellow Colleagues

Another time to reflect on what everyone else has done, catching up from last week!

Stefan talks about the integration between technology and culture through technological determinism.

Kiralee talks about the idea that authors loose control over their work when they move it to an electronic platform in  terms of story order.

Carli talks about how vulnerable are large infrastructure networks like the power grid of the internet to random failures or deliberate attacks and gives an article about ‘Four Ways The Internet Could Go Down’.

Rachel goes on to discuss whether or not we are becoming mindless users of technology, with multiple examples, one being The Candy Crush Saga.

And last but not least, Jamie talks about the Week 8 Reading by saying we have become accustomed to a certain level of comfort, and noticing that we are talking about electricity and the author’s last name is Watts.

Sharing is Caring

Time to review everyone else’s blog posts, I love reading what everyone has to say, and most of the time they explain things, which is a lot easier to understand.

Carli gives notes on the lecture which is always good to read to see the opinions of my fellow colleagues. One point was that technologies are not neutral although they may be geared towards a certain use over others, they can still be used for other purposes.

Rachel asks what comes first the chicken or the egg in one of her posts for the readings. She suggests that technology and change are much like this.

Jamie brings up a discussion about symposium #5 by saying that intent is getting lost more and more these days as the way we are communicating is more text based.


More on Blogs ‘R’ Us…

There are a couple more blogs that i have to talk about, ones that i enjoy to read, not only because we have to but also because they bring up some really good points.

Kiralee found herself surfing through her favourite Youtube channels to find their collection of Interactive adventures, emphasis being on the Interactive adventures!

Kenton’s blog is an enjoyable read, getting a laugh whilst looking through the photo montage! On a more serious note, he writes about getting his head around the symposium and says that Ted Nelson is a smarter version of himself. He also goes into detail about hypertext and its full potential which was not only beneficial, but also a really good read.

Lastly Stephan brings up the never-ending debate resting back to my symposium post, that technology depends on us, however we rely on it!

I find this exercise to be beneficial, as it allows interaction through hypertext, it is a way to communicate, and it is also a way to learn. Sometimes peers can be the best people to explain something that you don’t fully understand.

Blogs ‘R’ us

The new thing to do now is to not only read everyone else’s blogs but write about them also. Its hard to write short pieces on fellow colleagues when they all come up with strong and valid points that help me understand aspects of Networked Media.

First up is Carli. For this weeks reading she talks about hypertext as experiential, then goes on to discuss experiential learning as the process of making meaning from direct experience.

Ellen uses examples of the Sims and Neopets to show her understanding of Hypertext.

And, lastly Maddison discusses how the blogs that we are using are hypertext, and explains all about the interactive screen.


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