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Come Thru & Party on the Cloud: Thoughts on AR

On February 20th, 2019 Jak Wilmot wore a VR headset for 168 hours with the goal of researching how society will adopt this technology, the psychological effects of prolonged use, and how one can be productive inside the simulation. What are the implications of simulating our living, breathing, physical reality? Virtual Reality is a computer-generated simulation of a 3D image or environment that…

You’ll close your eyes to the pictures, the memories and eventually the facts

Since the existence of image-based journalism and the overall rise in various media formats, we have become oversaturated with images. This in itself does not have to be viewed as a negative development in society. Much good has come from the advent of new media. People learn of different cultures and explore ever-changing forms of entertainment. With globalization working hand in hand…

‘im here to learn so :))))))’ – The exploitation of an AI *Trigger warning for the content of some images*

Some people may have heard of the short-lived existence of Microsoft’s AI chatbot called ‘Tay,’ others may have completely missed the event. The latter would come as no surprise, given that Tay was released on March 23rd of 2016 and was taken down the very same day. This artificial intelligence chatter bot was published on Twitter and was designed as a 19-year…

Destiny Talks Episode 5: Virtual Reality

Join us for another episode with Iman, Caressa, and Joseph on Virtual Reality and the underlying debate around it! Sources: Philip Brey (2014)’s The Phyiscal and Social Reality of Virtual Worlds in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality Extending Virtual Reality with art for all five senses | Rogue Fong | TEDxFultonStreet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNg37BSRQOU&feature=youtu.be

Horizontal VS vertical videos

As I lazily scroll through Instagram, I am often suggested to carry on watching longer videos on IGTV, yet I almost never do. Since it launched in June 2018, I have always been a bit confused about it, and to be completely honest, I never liked it. Somehow, the idea of entering the IGTV world bothers me. But first, what is IGTV?…

University in the Dark Ages (2008)

Even though what I am about to say probably applies to people only 7-8 years older than me, I find it mind-blowing that friends, siblings and parents completed university without all the tools that we have today. Only recently am I discovering that my peers in Rome don’t have a library catalogue to help them track down sources for their thesis. But…

Power Relations in Translation

In the presentation project, I choose to focus on the future whether AI translating technology could possibly be applied to language documentation industry. When thinking upon the question whether I think such a development being made on this digital phenomena is a good thing or not, in my personal point of view, I think it could be both respectively onto the perspective…