Author Archives: jp2090

The changing role of journalism and the media

‘But what’s happening today – the mass ability to communicate with each other, without having to go through a traditional intermediary – is truly transformative.’
(Alan Rusbridger, Editor of The Guardian newspaper, ‘The splintering of the fourth estate’, http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/nov/19/open-collaborative-future-journalism/print .. via … Continue reading

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Seventh Blog, Platforms

With the rise of online life, online activity and social media, publishing has become increasingly ubiquitous in its ability to traverse multiple platforms and reach new audiences on a multitude of levels. This can largely be attributed to the platforms … Continue reading

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Eighth Blog, Aggregation

If I were trying to relate the processes of distribution and aggregation to my own life the most basic example I could think of would be my tendency to aggregate as much information as I can onto my phone.   … Continue reading

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Sixth Blog, Visualisation and My Presentation

Me and Matt, my presentation partner, created this visualisation from primary data we collected on how many people crossed the road at the traffic lights in comparison to how many people jaywalked. We thought that this traditional form of data … Continue reading

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Fifth Blog, Infotention

Rheingold’s concept of ‘Infotention’ has deep implications for my understanding of the archive. Whereas my understanding of the archive defines it as any place or thing in which information is stored, ‘Infotention’ makes it seem like all the information in … Continue reading

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Fourth Blog, Archive Fever

Considering the Archive and Derrida’s idea of Archive Fever, it makes you see a lot of things around you that you never even noticed before, not that they didn’t exist I just hadn’t thought of them in terms of publishing … Continue reading

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Third Blog, ANT and Assemblage

Im entering this blog late only because I was very unhappy with my original entry for this week and after the tutorial I thought a was better concept-equipt to have an opinion on assemblage. The readings for this week made … Continue reading

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