Screen Streets

Today, we live in a world dominated by screens. They're in our homes, schools, offices, shopping centres, petrol stations, bars, airports - you name it. Ambient screens have allowed potentially anywhere to become a medium through which content can be displayed. But, where are they? What do we see on them? And, are people actually paying …

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 …

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, …

When Push Comes to Shove

For about a week, I have been struggling with thinking of an idea for my BCM212 research task. And then suddenly I found myself confronted with an issue that - although right in front of me - I had never even considered. Push notifications! You know those (annoying) notifications - from Facebook, and Twitter, and …