iEye Captain

I had heard the phrase 'Internet of Things' before, but I never really understood what it meant. With everything from toilets to shoes now connected to the internet, it's not hard to imagine the fact that during 2008, the number of things connected to the internet exceeded the number of people on earth. So, as …

World War H

"Each successfully exploited target is theoretically useful as a means to infiltrating another possible target." - source In the beginning, we fought our wars with spears and swords, and then, with guns and grenades, and now with keyboards and codes. It is widely believed that our next world war will be that of a Cyberwar …

Hacktivism and Me

"The defining human struggle not as left versus right, or faith versus reason, but as individual versus institution" -Raffi Khatchadourian Hacktivism is everywhere: on our TV screens, in our papers, and pretty much all over the internet. So, this week being all about Digital Resistance, I have created a glitchy gif of a certain infamous …

Web of lies

https://vimeo.com/235100190 We've all seen a tweet, a news story, a Facebook post, or something on the internet that just didn't seem right. But how many times do we actually check the correctness of the information we come across on the internet? This week I have created a video which demonstrates just how easy it is …

Rotten Apple

I'm not mad, Apple, I'm just disappointed. For this week's post, I decided to create a meme which highlights Apple's lack of progress in phone innovation (since the original iPhone); in order to question why people keep paying such large sums for polished balls of dirt. I will admit, I am an avid iPhone user …

The system formerly known as the internet

"This is not the internet anymore" - Teodor Mitew This week, I have created 2 versions of a meme which represents the paradigmatic shift from the internet as a distributed network to an internet governed by a rise in social media due to Walled Gardens, resulting in a digital Feudal system. Here's how the internet resembles …

Jurassic Media 

https://vimeo.com/231078891 Memes are a beautiful thing. As I found myself struggling to grasp the concept of The Longtail Effect, I thought what better way to learn than through memes? So, this week I have created a short video which encapsulates the shift in paradigms from hit-driven legacy media to niche-driven (digital) media. I aimed to …

The rise of the planet of the memes

To represent John Boyd's OODA loop, what better than an Ood loop? #DoctorDonna In an age where memes have the power to sway the masses, it is essential that we understand the powerful framework that memetic feedback provides to our messages. As seen with Donald Trump's successful presidency campaign, and Pauline's recent burqa stunt - those …

Cybernetics Party

With a name like Norbert Wiener I couldn't not make a meme out of him. Mr. Wiener, without him we wouldn't be able to understand cybernetics and the notion of global coordination and control as we do today. So, this week's meme pays homage to his work and all things cybernetics through a parody of …

The Game of Secrets

In the Game of Secrets, you win or you die. Before the invention of the telegraph, messages had to be physically transported to their receiver. (Shocking I know). This caused a dramatic shift in world perception as it became unified through the extraction and transportation of information from matter. However, a fundamental concern with the …