Final review

To coin a phrase, ‘this tumblog is a thing, a gathering around a matter of concern’ the phrase taken and respectfully, though unapologetically, infiltrated and reiterated from Edwards (2010 p.5). It does not represent my knowledge, it is the practice of my entanglements; the human, fleshy entanglements with technology and other materiality. It includes entanglements [...]

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Virtual Ethnography on video

To combat the technical issues with the Slidespeech presentation, I have transferred it to video. Hopefully this is a more robust artefact now.

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Posthumanism – beyond the skin

A collection of my findings on posthumanism.

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In-between spaces

Badmington (2004) quoted in Castree & Nash (2004) p. 1345 praises Sarah Whatmore’s Hybrid Geographies for ‘its embrace of the in-between spaces, the moments of uncertainty, the complications and crossings that [human] geography has often repressed’. Among many binaries she finds troublesome is that of wild/tame. She questions whether an elephant at Paignton Zoo is [...]

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Downfall of Google Reader

“One of the structuring principles of this course – the tumblog and the learning environment itself – is about disaggregation and reaggregation – taking things apart, scattering them across the network, and then having them put back together by the machine.” ededc tumblog One of the tools I have used for this is Google Reader, and [...]

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Virtual Ethnography

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Scottish Clan

I love this adaptation of Bendito Machine which Chantelle found and displayed as part of her digital artefact. As well as being very funny and a good commentary on the themes behind the original, I think it’s interesting that this version of the video has now been anchored to a particular physical geography. It’s also, [...]

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Imperfect future…

My digital artefact. Following responses which identified issues of stereotyping; commodification; exclusion; and elitism in Productivity Future Vision and A Day Made in Glass.

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Poppers

Are they human or are they machine? I think popping, especially in the robot and animatronic genres, is one of the most visually compelling art forms which represents human/machine ambiguity. It’s often almost inconceivable that the human body can perform such movement. From my non-expert point of view there seem to be common themes in [...]

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Evil Edna and capitalism

There are so many avenues to explore in this film – the evil TV persona of the TV (AKA Evil Edna – a most obvious metaphor for the evils of technology); the waste; the creeping introduction of less than desirable content etc. However I would like to build on some of the ideas discussed in [...]

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