Monthly Archives: October 2018

Dice and Daggers

“A sleek, humanoid shape dressed in misty blue robes leaps out at you, daggers drawn. As you pull out your weapons, you hear arrows thud into armor, shield and friend alike. An ambush. – I want you all to roll initiative.” I overhear my boyfriend talking to his friends who are all sitting at the dinner table. You might wonder what this…

Very Realistic

If you like gaming, you probably heard about VR: Virtual Reality. This digital screen can be worn like goggles and responds to your movement. This will improve your ‘gaming experience’ in revolutionary ways. If you’ve got the stomach for it though: I tried Minecraft in VR a couple months back and despite it being awesome, I made an embarrassment of myself by…

Solid: The New Web?

There’s a new kid on the block and it’s not just any kid. A few day ago Sir Tim Berners-Lee, one of the co-founders* and also namegiver of the World Wide Web, wrote an open letter to the internet community, in which he announced a new platform called Solid.** Solid stands for Solid Linked Data and this name indicates that data and…

The rise of music streaming services

Since the rise of digital media, there have been many changes in our world and day to day life. Digital media has impacted our lives tremendously in ways we don’t realise. As an avid fan of music, I have seen and realised the multiple changes that have occurred in the music industry.  One obvious change is the medium in which people listen…

The recontextualization of knowledge

Digitalisation has reshaped the ways in which knowledge can be created and shared. The numerous possibilities that this digital world contains allow us to access information and engage with our heritage in a simple click. The approach to learning has altered as digital tools have transformed the consumption of knowledge as well as the poduction of knowledge. Whatever research you are doing it…

Digital Media-Liberation of Cultural Contact

Avengers, Fantastic Beasts, Incredibles. These are the most popular movies in Korea for the past few months. As we can see, the development of media has allowed different cultures to contact and merge. As liberation of time and space of culture has happened, communication between cultures is now inevitable. A good example would be Youtube channels that focuses on introducing foreign cultures.…