This Is A Generative Platform

Generative platforms, while often being not as tailored to the user’s needs as closed platforms, allow users to modulate it in any way they see fit. WordPress is an excellent example of how open-ended platforms function. There’s a reason why UOW recommends that students use it for their blogs (including this one). While it may […]

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CoronArt: The Social Distancing Game

Since my individual pitch, I have continued playtesting my game, CoronArt, with my sister, who lives eight hours away. I designed CoronArt around the theory that as the pandemic and social distancing continued, cabin fever would become more of an issue. I intended for CoronArt to be a game for people who are currently social distancing and […]

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Content Control, Fair Use and Article 17

It’s difficult these days to retain audiences attention. Naturally, this means that industry conglomerates such as Disney, Viacom and Sony are desperately going to want to protect the content they own and control online. And they’re especially going to want to protect their content from aggregators such as YouTube, Spotify and Facebook, who have control […]

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Simulacra: What Is A Hyperreality?

Hyperreality is a collection of images or simulation which create a false reality. These simulations and images are simulacra, often imperfect substitutes for what is considered reality. These simulacra, however, while being superficial and fake, slowly begin to form their own believable reality, separate from other media. An example of simulacra is This Person Does Not […]

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