Monthly Archives: September 2019

Dystopian future? Who owns digital media and what does this mean for how we engage with it?

More and more of the media we consume is digital, where in the past someone who loves books might have had shelves full of them, nowadays most of those books might be stopped away in a single device, similar for movies and music, it is all being consumed through apps and websites. This raises some questions about ownership and rights to the…

Digital Media – Can you trust your senses?

Technological Advancements These times of exponential technological advancements, in both soft- and hardware, allow us to create AI’s (Artificial Intelligence) that have not been thought possible just a couple of years ago. For example: Just look at this recent video posted by Boston Dynamics and their new AI + Robotics: In this specific example, the little parkour exercise the robot is executing…

The Mitty Effect

I think everyone has experienced The Mitty Effect. If you do not know what this is, it’s probably because I just made that term up. It is inspired by the movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, one of the best films I have ever watched. The story is about a guy named Walter Mitty. Like most of us, Mitty has a…

Babies on Facebook and cats on Instagram?

It’s a funny phenomenon that you see more and more often. Human beings that have been alive for only 2 months that aren’t even able to read or write yet with full blown social media accounts with pictures and posts included. The same goes for cats or other pets that have their own social media profiles with pictures profile and descriptions etc.…

Echo- The Filter Bubble

The term is coined by Eli Pariser, who explains what it is in-depth in his TED Talk. The phenomenon was discussed in a previous DMSC class, and I wanted to expand on this. In short, it is the effect that combined algorithms have on the content you get to see. The disclosed content becomes personalised, creating your own bubble influenced by your…