So over the last few weeks I have been up to some pretty exciting stuff, I have been developing branding and a website, as well as a whole lot of other stuff for a new charity that collects ponytails to be made into wigs for those suffering from hair loss and so much more. I […]Read more "Digc302 Major Project: Ponytale"
Over the last few weeks I have had the privilege of monitoring and critiquing Emily Ritchie’s Project ‘Social Media Consulting’. This project was created with the intention of becoming her digital artifact for a project in her digital communication major. The project centers on a redesign of the Champagnat Catholic College ‘s Trade Training Centre’s […]Read more "A Critique: Digc302"
Through the development of my project and research I have changed the direction of my project. Initially I was going to document the creation process of my data visualisation, and provide the data visualisation as a secondary document. However after discussion with my employers (who’s data I was visualising), it was discussed that for privacy […]Read more "Major Project: An Explanation"
As my research came to a close there was so many things I wanted to blog about and share, consequently I chose to hone in on the past and future of education and learning. I found myself concentrating on ‘cyber learning’ and the communication 2.0 phenomenon, terms coined to explain the conception of the near […]Read more "Cyber learning and Communication 2.0"
Disney’s 2016 animation Zootopia (trailer above) is the latest example of the studio and industry’s stereotypical representation of animals. Disney’s films often rely on techniques such as stereotypes, quest narrative, and clear associations to humans (through anthropomorphism) to evoke interest and captivate audiences. Here, the text (Zootopia) acts as a foundation from which themes and […]Read more "The Animal-human Kingdom"
So in my last blog, I briefly explored the proliferation of data, and examined how humans interact and process all this information. Going on to explore how data visualization has emerged as people seek to find ways to interpret complex information and translate it into a format that is easily understood. This week I dove […]Read more "Data Visualisation For Dummies"
How cynical are we about charities’ representations of mediated suffering? While this might seem like an over exaggerated view of the representation of suffering by charities, there is a lot of truth behind this video. The over reliance of this type of depiction by charities is common knowledge and has become the bud of parodies […]Read more "Save Africa: Charity&Mediated Suffering"