(This post has been reblogged on The Life of Mindy, the website for my artefact). The day I realised there was a good chance I didn't actually exist I was web surfing Google, looking for something academic to support my BCM112 Digital Artefact, The Life of Mindy. I came across Nick Bostrom's simulation theory and, assuming … Continue reading Simulation Theory & Conjectures of Post Humanity
Chin music is a twist on classic memory card games. It requires its users to effectively compose their own rap. The game is produced by Invincible Ink. It plays out in a style reflective of the iconic car-trip game or icebreaker, When I Went Shopping; each player must remember and recite the entirety of the deck … Continue reading Chin Music: Analysis of User Experience
This is the ultimate paradox enframing the social media paradigm. The social media sphere is far more socially progressive than its corporate physical shadow, making the two severely incompatible. We still have rigid distinctions between what is acceptable social behaviour and what is acceptable workplace behaviour.
My seventh semester at the University of Wollongong - an institution for young adults with anger management triggered by crap parking - started on Sunday. I arrived on campus and pulled into an almost-empty car park. I'm the first to admit I'm not the greatest at parking, and when I ended up just over the … Continue reading A Stranger’s Welcome Back to UOW
Never mistake silence for weakness. Remember that sometimes the air stills, before the onset of a hurricane - Nikita Gill, Her Silence I tried to write this post on a Friday night. I leaned back in my bed, opened up a blank page on my laptop and stared at the cursor, blinking at me tauntingly; I … Continue reading The Blinking Cursor
In my cupboard live about thirty notebooks, journals and binders, all different books of some description. I’m typing this piece on my blog, which showcases stuff that’s been compulsory in my classes and other things I’m proud of, or want to explore. This stuff will become, if it hasn’t already, the window an employer will … Continue reading A Nuanced Pause
I January 27th 2016 He's pulled me to front counter at the end of my shift. Out of earshot of everyone else. They're cleaning up. They don't need instruction, they've been doing it the same way, in the same order, for years. Like greasy teenage robots. Lots of things are beeping, but that's normal. I … Continue reading Say “Yes” to Me.