Week 11: The internet of things: from networked objects to anticipatory spaces

Blogjects are incredible! Pigeons equipped with specific machinery used to record the level of toxins and pollutants in the air. Us, going to different restaurants in our districts and rating them in OpenRice or on Google. We are getting more connected to the Internet and leaving our footprints along the way. We can travel everywhereContinue reading “Week 11: The internet of things: from networked objects to anticipatory spaces”

Week 10: Dark fiber: exploits, botnets and cyberwar

It is unfortunate when there are cases where people use hacking for illicit means such as stealing credit card information like some of the hackers of LulzSec. Others may hack just for the thrill of playing god which may need a lot of money to fix back the sites. These situations may happen again forContinue reading “Week 10: Dark fiber: exploits, botnets and cyberwar”

Week 9: Anonymous resistance: hackers, lulz and whistle-blowers

We started becoming aware of this phenomena after Edward Snowden revealed the power NSA had. The information they had about people all over the world, how they were able to record people using their own devices. Since then the Panama Papers revealed the offshore dealings of powerful people to avoid taxes. Unfortunately, the journalist: DaphneContinue reading “Week 9: Anonymous resistance: hackers, lulz and whistle-blowers”

Week 8: Networked insurgencies: social media revolutions and meme warfare

Meme warfare and social media revolutions are extremely potent in this day and age. The last two American elections were conducted online not only on American soil but all around the globe. Trump won the first with him utilising Twitter to rile up those who believed in change. The second, was won by the left.Continue reading “Week 8: Networked insurgencies: social media revolutions and meme warfare”

[A3] Digital Artefact assignment

We started this project because we all shared some level of interest towards the vintage lifestyle. We first introduced ourselves on Instagram to reach people who may have been curious about vintage fashion or those who embody it.  Our target audience were people from Hong Kong as it is the city we’re from and weContinue reading “[A3] Digital Artefact assignment”

Week 6: Feudalism 2.0: living in the information stack

“This retardation of innovation is a classical case of what we shall refer to as IP-inefficiency”. This was echoed by Boldrin and Levine in ‘James Watt: Monopolist’. The book they co-wrote together. I will keep this short. Having patents and exerting an overbearing amount of control over one’s work, either creative or scientific, does moreContinue reading “Week 6: Feudalism 2.0: living in the information stack”

Week 5: The attention economy and the long-tail effect

The currency of the digital economy is attention. Our attention is limited because we all have the same amount of time and want to focus on something that we feel is worth our time, this thus creates a great disparity between the hits and niche content. Nowadays, there is a long tail effect when itContinue reading “Week 5: The attention economy and the long-tail effect”

Project Beta: Vintage Core

We created posts to not only create and share content using other stores as inspirations but also introduce vintage fashion to people who may want to get into the scene. Terms relating to vintage fashion were explained as well as vintage facts to keep our followers engaged. This way we can integrate people who areContinue reading “Project Beta: Vintage Core”

Week 4: The future of presence bleed?

The concept of presence bleed was interesting to me. Work while not being in the same physical space, even though it will be hard to focus. Maybe there will be some invention that allows us to increase our brainpower so we can multitask? I wonder if one day our brains would be capable of workingContinue reading “Week 4: The future of presence bleed?”

Week 3: Cyberpunk in culture: Psycho-Pass

Created from the fascination with technology and the future, we have seen Cyberpunk culture in various forms of entertainment: movies/anime/games/aesthetics. We seem to have some romance towards it. From the high-anticipated game: Cyberpunk 2077. To past animations such as Ghost in the Shell and Akira and movies like Bladerunner and the Matrix. However, this timeContinue reading “Week 3: Cyberpunk in culture: Psycho-Pass”