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ARTS 2090 – Final Assignment by Marvin Kenny, z3332235

But what’s happening today – the mass ability to communicate with each other, without having to go through a traditional intermediary – is truly transformative.’ How is the diminution of traditional, and often hierarchical, “authoritative” intermediaries changing the role of … Continue reading

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Platforms.

A platform is essentially a technologically based structure in which something may be represented. Perhaps the world’s most dominant platform is the internet. The internet provides a means for millions of people all over the world to communicate, interact and also … Continue reading

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Information Graphics.

Wikipedia states that Information graphics are graphic visual representations of information, data and knowledge, however this merely just scratches the surface and the significance of this concept is far greater than this definition alone. Information graphics for the large part … Continue reading

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Piracy.

Piracy was originally defined as an act of robbery or criminal violence at sea and in many cases it still is as we see prevalent acts of Piracy in places like Somalia today. However, Piracy has somewhat of a dual … Continue reading

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Infotention.

Infotention.com defines Infotention as; “a combination of attentional disciplines and information-handling tools. It is a method for turning information overload into knowledge navigation.” From my understanding Infotention is a pastiche of two terms, information and attention. It deals with one’s … Continue reading

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Archive Fever.

An Archive is essentially storing and organising information so it is easily accessible at a later date. Examples of archiving can be found through out history from Ancient Roman manuscripts to your itunes collection. With archiving comes a certain sense … Continue reading

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Assemblages

An Assemblage at its simplest definition is “an assembling of elements or relations”. The concept of Assemblages is derived from Latour’s ‘ Actor Network Theory’ or ANT. One of ANT’s key concept is that of the “flat ontology” meaning no … Continue reading

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