Northern Illawarra Steps Up for Reconciliation

The Northern Illawarra community has gathered in the spirit of national unity on a walk for reconciliation. A gathering of 1000 people, including over 20 schools, participated in the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group’s community event, carrying flags and banners as they walked proudly from Holy Spirit College to Bellambi Public School. The president of the Northern…

Open Source Product

  Lego Mind Storm is an open source product which enables users to build and customize their own robotic creations and program them to do basically anything they want. My brother bought himself a Lego Mind Storm kit and he has created some amazing pieces, one in particular being a printer which he designed himself…

Online Persona

People use social media to share opinions, moments, and experiences as a means of expressing themselves publicly in multiple ways. This accumulation of content can establish an individual’s online persona and significantly influence how people perceive us as individuals. But are these online personas a true representation of ourselves? Personally, I think that our social…

Owner Responsibility Gone Astray

    A Coledale resident and her canine companions were terrorised by an uncontrolled dog near Sharkies beach last week. The rattled dog-walker is concerned for owner responsibility on off-leash dog beaches. Carmel McDonald was walking along the seaside footpath, when a dog darted from Sharkies beach and bolted towards her. The dog proceeded to…

Transmedia

Stories can be shared through books, movies, TV series, video games and audio forms. The affordances of these different channels can enable multiple stories to be disseminated over multiple mediums, allowing transmedia narratives to be shared. For instance, the narrative of the popular movie ‘Avatar: The Last Air Bender’ exists in a in a wide…

What is happening with your content?

Once you upload content to Facebook, the platform legally has access to it and are entitled to use this content for their own purposes. This means that your content can be stored, replicated, modified, and shared. Facebook can share your information and content to businesses. This has obvious implications of breaching an individual’s privacy and…

Music Maker

To be a musician or music artist we are no longer restricted to recording studios in order to record and publish music. With the shift from legacy media to digital media, there are new modes of being a music maker. People can use apps and programs to remix and create their own tunes, people can…

Collective Intelligence

“No one knows everything, everyone knows something”   Levy Pierre Our knowledge comes from experiences and as we have all had different experiences to those around us, we all have knowledge that is of variation to each other. So a person could have expertise in a certain area yet have limited knowledge in another. So if…

Power Of The Audience

We as the audience have the power to broadcast any message we want publicly through digital media. We can seek out like-minded people who have similar values or experiences to each other and unite in mutual beliefs to broadcast a message globally For instance, the hashtag #TheWorldNeedsMore was introduced in 2013 for the United States…