Monthly Archives: May 2013

Essay Question

Is it just me or is anyone else finding it hard to write an abstract for their essay topic. I have chosen three to look at but still have to find  time to research them fully to figure out how to tackle it. Anyone else having this issue?

Information Anxiety: It’s not your fault

“There is no information explosion. There’s an explosion of data. That most of the word “information” is the word “inform”. And most things do not inform us. And it is not our fault. It’s the fault of the people producing the stuff.” – Richard Saul Wurman (2011)

The new X-box Kinect

I don’t remember who talked about x-box, but here is the new version (just revealed some days ago) of the kinect. It looks pretty solid to me 😉 http://video.wired.com/watch/new-xbox-kinect-exclusive-wired-video-398878

The movie ‘Network’ on hyperreality

Just came across this and I think it is perfect to discuss here in the context of Baudrillard’s simulacra and hyper-reality; a scene from the 1974 movie Network. What do people think? Television is not the truth. Television’s a god-damned amusement park. Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, […]

Google doesn’t want to cross the ‘creepy’ line

I have seen a couple of interesting things relating to surveillance and Google today. This Slideshare document lists some questions to consider when thinking about new technologies like Google Glass. The slides begin with reference to Google CEO Eric Schmidt being quoted in an Atlantic article: ‘”Google policy is to get right up to the creepy line […]

Brain In A Vat

When I was reading Cranny-Francis’ article on the Matrix, I came across her reference to Latour’s critique of the term ‘mind-in-a-vat’ (Cranny-Francis 2005, pp.106-107) and decided to looked it up. The concept of ‘mind-in-a-vat’ or ‘brain-in-a-vat’ argument for scepticism is quite old (in different forms it has been formulated by Hinduists, Plato and Descartes) (Hickey […]

Thai TV Advertise

Hi All, I saw this commercial TV advertise and i want to share to all of your. it’s about milk product in Thailand call Dutchmill smoothie. I think it’s funny advertise and i also thinking of what do they use Thai strong boxing as presenter who look scare but when the fight start they not […]