As the semester comes to an end, final assessments are creeping up on us. For our final assessment I will finalise and write about my groups niki page about the highly humerous dating app ‘tinder’.

So in light of that I thought Id share with you our tinder niki page.

Additionally I thought I’d share with you one of the worlds worst tinder pick up lines.

Tens Dreams of Technology

Steve Dietz readings entitled “tens dreams of technology” is a speculative Piece that comes from the point of view of art.

The article “presents the ten dreams of technology that frame the author/curator’s selection of ten new media artworks.” The author notes that these dreams of technology have a future, even if they have not yet been determined.

The dreams are simplistic and complex however “we must acknowledge their inability to change humankind into the likeness of their vision.”


  1. The Dream of Symbiosis
  2. The Dream of Emergence
  3. The Dream of Immersion
  4. The Dream of World Peace
  5. The Dream of Transparency
  6. The Dream of Flows
  7. The Dream of the Open Work
  8. The Dream of the other
  9. The dream of new Art (technology will lead art to a whole new art form, just as moving images eventually created cinema)
  10.  Hacking the Dream

Take Away from Lecture

One key factor that I took away from this week’s unlecture was that todays model of media has changes so dramatically that it has become the opposite of what it once was. All aspects are changing, especially considering the internet is under such high demand, highly used and easily accessible. According to Andrian, “its not Kansas anymore”.

Byron Bay

Apologies for my absence in the last week. I have just been living the dream up in Byron Bay, so I thought I’d share an amazing photograph of Byron’s main beach with you just to make everyone jealous on this awful rainy day.

Specular Economy

When we post on a social media site such as Facebook , Instagram or Twitter, we have to think twice about what we post. When we post something on the internet it creates a digital footprint. In other words anything we post can be accessed by anyone regardless of how private we may believe our accounts are. This concept relates directly to the specular economy. The way we present ourselves online is the way in which we would like others to view us online. According to Marshal (2010, p.498) the specular economy is “a two way mirror projection on to the screen, and the circulation of and interaction with those images and texts into the wider world.”


As an ordinary citizen, our social network is fairly small. It would generally comprise of our friends and families, and would be in the hundreds. However, imagine if you were a celebrity. Your social network would comprise of people you don’t even know so you could have millions of follower or ‘friends’.

Everything that celebrities decide to post online can be view and monitored by anyone and everyday who wishes to do so.


News forms of media such as Facebook and Instagram allow celebrities to create an online public persona. In other worsts they can create an image of themselves online however they wish for people to view them. These accounts also allow their fans to go beyond writing a simple ‘fan letter’. They can now attempt to create an online relationship through their social media interaction with their favourite celebrities.

Actor Network Theory – Bruno Latour

The actor network theory, often abbreviated as ANT, is an approach to social theory and research originating in the field of science studies, which treats objects as part of social networks.


The Paris group of science and technology studies has set out to explore the properties of actor-networks since the beginning of the 1980s

Bruno Latour’s paper lists some interesting properties of networks and explains some of the misunderstandings which have arisen (due to common usages of the word network and the implied connotations).


According to Latour, the first mistake/understanding is to “give it a common technical meaning in the sense of sewage, or train, or subway, or telephone ‘network’”.

The second misunderstanding is that the actor-network theory has very little to do with the study of social networks.