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Black Mirror – by J.

My mind immediately thought of the popular dark series, Black Mirror, when we began our topic of video games and virtual reality (VR). Episode 1, Season 4. The ultimate episode that accurately reflects our dreams, aspirations and fears about what could be our future of VR.  Episode Summary (Warning: Spoiler Alerts!!!) “By day, Robert Daly is the CTO of a tech-entertainment company,…

Internet Language – by J.

Language. The method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way. Structured? Conventional? Written? In its state of constant change, the internet is no environment bounded by the terms ‘structured’ or ‘conventional’. In fact, if we have learnt anything over the weeks of our course, it is quite the opposite.  Beginning with…

My type of game! – by J.

Have you ever cyber stalked? Who was it? Why did you do it? And, more importantly, what did you find! Cyberstalking can be considered as a clever game, and with over a billion online users active on Facebook and Instagram alone, it is not as uncommon as it once was (Statista, 2018) . According to ‘techopedia’ (2018), cyberstalking is a criminal practice where…

My (Digital) Community – by J.

When it is commonly accepted knowledge that the ‘youth’ make up the primary Facebook epidemic, it is easy to overlook the other, more unexpected sections of the population that, too, also love and use Facebook religiously. Millers (2011) ‘Tales From Facebook’ had me captivated, he writes about these unknown individuals who actively consume Facebook in distinct ways.  He follows the social media usage of…

Paris – by J.

After worshipping Jaya Alvarrez throughout my younger adolescent years, I had always admired his ability to record, film and create innovative ‘vlogs’ on YouTube. His videos scored him a cult following, and grew his success as an artistic director whilst also making him a top heartthrob on the international scale. He had the ability to film his travels and adventures through a…