Privacy, Surveillance, and the Price of Content

“I think people in every country want a stable and safe society,” - Dandan Fan (ABC) The most interesting topic from this week's lecture was the mass surveillance of China by its government. There come many negatives and positives to having such a high level of surveillance of your population from reducing people right to... Continue Reading →

Hardware Platforms, Access Permissions and Ideologies of Control

Open Vs Closed Source Software. Open source software and closed source software is a very interesting debate about the access of software and control of content. Both types of software hold their key differences from Cost, Service, Innovation, Usability, and Security. For Open source software can be seen as the more productive method of developing... Continue Reading →

Framing and the Construction of Perception

"The Practice of creating circumstances and of creating pictures in the minds of millions of persons is very common. Virtually no important undertaking is now carried on without it. - Edward Bernays, Propaganda, 1928, p.25 Propaganda is quite an interesting topic in regards to shaping a mass audience's perception of events. In particular, Propaganda has... Continue Reading →

Public Sphere

" The public sphere is an area in social life where individuals can come together to freely discuss and identify societal problems, and through that discussion influence political action." - Wikipedia A Public Sphere can come in many different shapes and sizes for my example today we will look at one Public Sphere which I... Continue Reading →

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