So we made a really rough prototype out of acrylic. It was a nightmare, primarily because the only way we could cut it was with a router one of our group members owns, but this is like 10mm acrylic we’re talking here, against a handheld electric router. It took ages to do, but we did… Continue reading Final Project – More Testing
Apologies for the terrible setting. Not sponsored by palmolive.
I’ve been fortunate to have a few opportunities in my field, most fruitful of which was an internship at the not-for-profit Uniting (formerly Uniting Care). My experience actually getting the internship was quite typical, my mother was a contractor there for a period of months and it came to her attention towards the end of… Continue reading Oppertunities
Introduction Reddit has been of ongoing interest to me for the past several years, while I may not use it regularly, it has remained a hobby to maintain my presence and profile on reddit, and to check on it, for the past 4-5 years. My interest in Reddit had humble beginnings, a friend showed me… Continue reading A reflection: The Reddit Research Project.
A semi-first look at the chinese social media website ‘Weibo’ (I really hope I pronounce it right).
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My personal efforts towards creating an artwork that had compelling aesthetic components, an emotional meaning and purpose were met with many trials and tribulations. Foremost linking the technical aspect of what I am capable of creating to having a distinct emotional meaning or aesthetic purpose. Doing this was easily the most difficult part of actually… Continue reading Project prototype: Critical Review
Using personal devices in public is a topic of growing concern among many different groups. Not last week I read an article claiming that the public perhaps aren’t aware enough that texting while travelling on foot can be dangerous, it even goes as far as to compare the dangers of walking while on your device to… Continue reading Devices in the Public Sphere