Monthly Archives: November 2019

The good and the bad… and the grey

“Like the colour suggests a ‘grey-hat’ hacker is somewhere between white-hat and black-hat hackers, as he or she exhibits traits from both. For instance, a grey-hat hacker will roam the Internet in search of vulnerable systems; like the white-hat hacker, the targeted company will be informed of any weaknesses and will repair it, but like the black-hat hacker the grey-hat hacker is…

Digital preservation is important!

When thinking of the term ‘preservation’, the first images in your mind are likely something related to the preservation of flora and fauna, or the preservation of cultural artifacts, like texts, art pieces, etc. These are physical cultural artifacts, to be precise. These are very natural things to think about when considering the term ‘preservation’, but I would like to, if only…

Caring of the Machines: Gender and Machines

This week’s blog post is a response to a comment left on my blogpost from last week; Fear of the Machines. Which mentioned another way in which Hollywood tends to depict A.I, namely as caring and nurturing, pointing to the movie Her (2013). coincidently, this also came up in some of the articles I read after making the blog post from two…

I Have Scraped Our Blogs

Or at least attempted to do so My plan is to scrape all our blogs and run it through Python to see what our most frequent words are. They will most likely have something to do with privacy, safety or media. I am curious to find out what topics are most of interest to us. Since I did not know how to…

Instant Gratification Pt. 2: What about delayed gratification?

Last post I wrote about instant gratification and how digital media continuously feeds our constant desire for gratification whether it be through the quick shot of serotonin to our brains whenever our phones light up with a notification or through the increasingly convenient services provided to us by way of digital media like Netflix’s streaming services or Amazon Prime delivery. Instant gratification…

The ‘stories’ of my life

In the last post, I tried to discuss how the users’ FoMO (fear of missing out) effects and reinforces their constant participating of reading or posting Instagram Stories. Refusing to lose the possession of moments, Instagram Stories enables their users reduce the negative feeling and strengthens the positive emotional feed-backs. And I also mention the scarcity of time contributes to another reinforcement…