Month: August 2014

‘Peer’s blogs’

I really enjoyed Callum’s blog as a whole as I found his discussions both intriguing and informative. One post I particularly enjoyed however, was actually a video he and his group constructed in Writing Media Texts last semester. The long take short film ‘Late’ presented a really cool and relatable concept that I thought worked quite well for the format of the piece! Props cal!

I really love the quirky and engaging nature of Bec’s blog and the tone she chooses to use when writing her posts. Her recent reflection on the first ‘symposium’ of the subject really got me thinking as I think she communicated her thoughts in a way that was both realistic and relatable.

Michael’s recent post about the html test was, as per usual, zany and gripping. I legitimately enjoy reading Michael’s blog as I find his writing especially interesting and his content really relevant as well as creative and unusual. This was definitely an adequate reflection on todays test!

‘How do we use the interent?’

Adrian argues that most people who are network literate are self taught, and yet it seems this is a necessary skill in using the internet; ultimately one of the most powerful and massive communications mediums in the world. However, schools arguably limit our use and exposure to the internet and the way we use it, cutting us off from it’s many uses rather than teaching us how to use it. Is this why we aren’t very apt at judging the validity of internet content? Is this an issue for people of our generation? Are we living  within an industrial system that operates based on an outdated code of conduct intended to govern the masses that may be impacting our learning?

Definitely got me thinking! Especially in regards to the internet and the way we are using social media and the content we put online.



What really struck me about this week’s lecture was the concept of literacy.

WhatI found particularly  intriguing was how intricate, dominating and important literacy is in both society as a whole and online. I believe Adrian used the example of lemonade: when he was in America and asked for lemonade (actually referring to spite) the woman had no idea what he meant, as in that particular culture lemonade refers to the homemade brew. This small example really got me thinking, how far does the concept of literacy go? And how relevant are all these codes and conventions to day to day life?

Furthermore, it’s scary to think how many of us remain ignorant regarding network literacy ie. the rules and practices of using the internet as well as the etiquette concerning the sharing and receiving of information. We have a brilliant technological medium at our fingertips, and yet most of us only know how to use its most basic functions!



‘Arte Moris’

Just a brief flashback to last year when we had the privilege of visiting  an amazing artist’s residence in Dilli, Timor-Lest. We were lucky enough to stumble upon a piece in progress!

Many of the incredible resident artists have an unbelievable passion for what they do (not to mention talent!) and would love more than anything to study their practice, however many do not have the opportunity. It’s unbelievable to think just how lucky we with the opportunity to not only study, but publish our work online for the world to see at the touch of a button!

If you ever get the chance to visit Timor-Lest, I would absolutely recommend giving these guys a visit!

‘Network Literacy: The New Path to Knowledge’ Adrian Miles

Once again, this particular reading was quite thought provoking. The example given at the beginning of the piece (student ‘Penny’ going to the library in search of information regarding a particular topic) was interesting as it went into much detail about our thought process and the way we operate and acknowledge protocol when we collect and reference information.

Miles then goes on to talk about network literacy and its importance in society today. Whilst reading, I found myself considering how much more confident I am with something such as print literacy, as opposed to network literacy, which is relatively foreign n to me. It then occurred to me that this is a bit of an issue, as so much of our sharing and exchanging of information is done online these days, and many people remain unaware of the rules and protocols that regulate this environment.

There is an enormous number of resources at our finger tips and its important we know how to recognise and draw from them!

‘The Book’

Last week’s lecture was particularly interesting and really got me thinking.

Is it true that meaning should come second as opposed to defining the things we do? How limited are we by materialism and the mediums we work in?

Especially interesting in regards to not just networked and social media, but the industry as whole. What will technology look like it 10 years time? How will this impact the meaning of our work and the way we express ourselves?

Definitely food for thought!

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