Copyright lawyers HATE him

"And quite often, Disney’s great genius, his spark of creativity, was built upon the work of others."  - Lawrence Lessig It's a tale as old as time, true as it can be. Nothing is ever truly original. I like to consider myself a modern-day Shakespeare. You know, borrowing materials, sprucing them up a bit, making them …

World War Meme

When I say 'meme warfare' it's easy to picture legions of Pepe's sprinting fearlessly towards a herd of Doge's. But, unfortunately in the real world, meme warfare more resembles politically motivated memes which aim to control a narrative. In saying that, let's take a look at the CNN Meme War of 2017.  Here, we see …

New news, new problems

"Simple equation: free, open uncontrollable Internet versus shackled newspapers equals no newspapers. Let's get real" - Rupert Murdoch In a world where everyone is a publisher, news is no longer a pre-packaged product. It is no longer sold to us to passively consume, such as in the days of the legacy media's predominance. Thanks to …

“Congratulations. You’re now married to Mark Zuckerberg.”

Would you marry someone who knew more about you than you do them? Because that's exactly what signing up for Facebook is: a blind marriage of data. With this week being all about information access it was a conveniently perfect time for Mark Zuckerberg to finally screw up. As I was doing some article searching …

Kaleidoscopic Revervie

PROJECT STATEMENT Prismatic flares surge his mind's  Rivers; obscuring hellish Memoirs with gallant veneer. Real war, his war: at war.  Kaleidoscopic Reverie explores the inner turmoil of a returned soldier as, erratically, he reminisces on his experiences in the war. The fast-paced rhythm of the piece reflects the rapidly chopping and changing rhythm of his memories, …

Riding the Vapor-wave

Digital craft is all about finding new ways to make things, so this week I've made my own song in the style of Vaporwave, using mp3 files sourced from Youtube and remixed in Audacity. I love the laid-back, groovy sound that Vaporwave embodies, and I think the aesthetics of the graphics are really unique. But, …

A Proposal

It’s the week before final exams, you’re rapidly typing up revision notes, Spotify is on full blast and you’re in the zone. And then, it happens. Just one at first, but then another, and another… and another until the cacophony of vibrations emerging from your phone hits your final nerve – and you crack. Fast-forward, …