Category Archives: Media

Pokémon Go!! Augmented Reality finally comes to the party and validates what I’ve been doing for 7 years

Time to dust off this blog for another annual entry… A major media event, and a major breakthrough for much of what I have been doing professionally for what seems like forever. Pokémon Go! was released last week in Australia and … Continue reading

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Privacy Parenthesis

I’m currently working on fleshing out some ideas on privacy and the re-situation of privacy as a result of the use of digital media in everyday life. This was the catalyst for my involvement in the Privacy: Gathering Insights from … Continue reading

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Admitting one’s failings and the Holy Bible

In 2007, when I was not so young but might well have been more stupid, I wrote an article on the use of Nietzsche’s thinking in the songs of the Manic Street Preachers. As my first ever publication I’m quite … Continue reading

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Morozov, To Save Everything and the art of the Ad Hominem

A week spent with Evgeny Morozov (in reading, I should add) has led me to consider how useful the ad hominem attack is in critical debate. I know – but please bear with me. This is firstly not an attack … Continue reading

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Death and respect: why should I be respectful of the death of Margaret Thatcher?

This is a response, and a very personal response, to the social media explosion that I have seen on my own timelines and datastreams since the death yesterday of Margaret Thatcher. I have my own political views, and these views … Continue reading

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The best 22 minutes of any life, ever.

I’ve not written much about media for a while, but there is something I have been wanting to write about for a while. At the beginning of September I bought Series 4 of the Simpsons on DVD for a bargain … Continue reading

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The Raid and Post Cinematic Affect

DANGER: POSSIBLE SPOILERS ALTHOUGH I’LL TRY NOT TO… I went to see the Raid on Wednesday, and oh boy. It was good. Good in the way that delicious food makes Homer Simpson drool. Hubba hubba. It was good in short, … Continue reading

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Kickstarter: funding media texts for the 21st century

I’ve recently “funded” 2 media projects on Kickstarter, Amanda Fucking Palmer’s new album with the Grand Theft Orchestra and an indie film called Ghosts with Shit Jobs. I’ve been a fan of AFP for a while and funding this was a … Continue reading

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