Category Archives: DIGC202 (Global Networks)

Bending the system of media distribution

**For those who have not watched Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend Of Korra, drop everything you’re doing right now and watch it beginning to end. WARNING: it will change your life forever. When Avatar: The Last Airbender aired on … Continue reading

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There’s a new economy, and you’re the product.

Do you have an online presence of any kind? Facebook? Email? Did you google ‘easy chocolate cake recipes’ last week? Just by reading this post you have an online presence! Congratulations, you are now a product. And yes, I did not … Continue reading

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Dear Governments of the Industrial World

In 1996, cyberlibertarian political activist Barlow addressed the ‘Governments of the Industrial World’ about his fears for the end of net neutrality and the rise of surveillance. “We are creating a world where anyone, anywhere may express his or her beliefs, no … Continue reading

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New network, same issues?

When the first transatlantic cable was laid down in 1866 the world’s means of communications changed forever. Where sending messages across seas once would have taken 10 days and required material transports, the Atlantic cable allowed people to send and … Continue reading

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Thinking about Global Networks

Hey fellow DIGC202ers, my name is Charmaine and I am currently midway through a double degree in Media & Communication and Arts, majoring in International Media and Sociology respectively (as I’ve already whinged about in my ‘about me‘). As for … Continue reading

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