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My first post as a relationship columnist on the Teenage girls Survival Guide


“Un-Lecture” the 3rd

Before you even begin to read my blog I suggest, no, rather demand you  first read Dylan’s Blog

For the first time in my Networked Media life, I finally understand and can relate to something, someone has said on their page and as such believe his work of art has really hit the nail on the head (whilst including some rather comical images and clip art)

I too like Dylan feel the need to critique the “un-lecture” that was week 3.

Firstly I appreciate the idea that structure emerges through Practice similar to an ecology. Once again this statement reiterated the idea that in this course, we take charge of our learning and we are in charge of what we decide to make of it.

I appreciated the other two tutors, Elliot and Jasmine coming in and sharing with us their insights and take away pieces from the readings. I personal found Jasmines explanation rather comprehensible, recognised her links to the course and as of such believe she deserves the “BOG” award (Best on Ground). I loved hoe Jasmine raised the ideas that sci-fi films ask the “what if”, I mean I know it is such a simple statement but it is definitely one that is obvious but we don’t necessarily recognise and are fully aware of.

Now, I am putting on my debonos black learning hat and wanting to provide some constructive feedback

I find that un-lecture time is still lecture time. We sit in our seats and listen (excluding week 2) I mean I can talk about this in greater detail but just do yourself a favour and read Dylan’s Blog he just does it so much better then me!

Another realisation I have just noticed is that throughout the lectures (purposely written this way) instead of seeing great work completed by students, we read through the works created by Adrian. Not saying your work isn’t absolutely great however, you say “It is not I who is completing the course, it is you(the students) us, so wouldn’t it make more sense to see what my competition looks like? My writing is no where near as academic nor speculative as yours and your piece on the reptilian brain was rather intriguing although

Lastly the thing that probably annoyed me the most was the fact that it was reiterated over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over – get the idea? That people can not possibly multi-task.. Pretty sure I am writing this blog, whilst my television is on playing dance mom and all whilst eating my my lunch. If this ain’t multi-tasking then I don’t know what is. Furthermore it was suggested that men don’t/can’t multi-task well? Gordon Ramsey in the kitchen would surely be cutting up onions whilst stirring his sauce and keeping an eye out on his potatoes. Legendary formula one driver Michael Schumacher surely would need to have his eyes on the road, foot on the accelerator, hands on the wheel and listening into his headset for updates, I don’t know about you but to me I counted four tasks there! So in conclusion I disagree with your comment that people can’t multitask (gosh I am passionate about this topic, it is my biggest paragraph!)

And just for the heck of it below is a good ol direct definition of multiasking for you..

“Human multitasking is the apparent performance by an individual of handling more than one task at the same time”

There is heaps more I could write but I think I may just end it all with a photo.

Doing a 360º

Just discovered a perfect little website with the ABC called “360 Degrees Documentaries”

Okay so maybe I am a bit slack on the bandwagon, and disappointed that I hadn’t un-earthed it before but now that I have it is time to share with you all!

The layout of the website is extremely easy to navigate . So simple to hear all the podcast and programs that have aired, no downloading and simply at a click of a button it works perfectly!

The radio host; Kisti Melville has a clear, simple and smooth voice that is easily understood and the radio segments are unusual in comparison to standard stereotypical “commercial radio”

360 Degrees Documentaries explores an array of various topics in which appeal to a large area of the public. So next time you want to listen to the radio or would like some background sound whilst doing a chore don’t hesitate to hop on and listen!

Romancing the everyday ❤

❤ Follow this link to read my first ever published online article  featured on the Modern Woman’s Survival Guide ❤

Design Fiction

So what the heck does design fiction mean? it is “an approach to design that speculates about new ideas through prototyping and storytelling.”

For me information on design fiction visit:


Well what the hell is it? Good thing I did a bit of research hopped onto my blog and wrote something about it hey? 🙂

Speculative fiction is a term, attributed to Robert Heinlein in 1941, that has come to be used to collectively describe works in the genres of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror.

So if you can categorize them into separate genres why should we have speculative theory as another description? WELL  speculative fiction addresses fiction that includes weird tales, incredible stories, and far-out fiction. It also may include other genres, such as mysteries, and historical fiction. Speculative fiction can be a collective term to describe works of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror and also addresses works that are not science fiction, fantasy, or horror. The term also embraces works that don’t fit neatly into the separate genres.

So where can I see it then? Well, nearly all content and media created for children contains some aspect of speculative fiction, such as talking animals, magic, or monsters. When speaking of children’s literature it’s almost impossible not to find speculative fiction in the form of fantasy or science fiction! COME ON TRY I DARE YOU!




Chris Argyris: theories of action,  double-loop learning and organizational learning

Thework of Chris Argyris  has influenced thinking about the  relationshipof people and organizations, organizational learning and
action research

The one concept I took away and made me think:  “It is assumed that ‘good’ learning ‘takes place in a climate of openness where political behavior is minimized”

You can read he full article online at



First week of network media complete!

In this weeks lecture our co-coordinator Adrian Miles touched on some very interesting concepts including both ‘speculative curriculum’ as well as the idea that network media is considered a “reputation network”

The idea of Network Media being a reputation network is rather quiet intriguing. It is a concept that we all subconsciously recognize however do not necessarily think about. The one aspect of media in particular in relation to networks that I admire is that it does not matter where you come from, who you are as a person nor where you sit in society or in wealth but rather how you present yourself online and how society reacts to your thoughts and ideas.




Why hello there ;)

A pointless post for the sake of it.

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