Autoethnography is undeniably a big word. Which is why initially I was pretty intimidated by it. However, breaking it down with the help of the 2011 text 'Autoethnography: an overview' by Carolyn Ellis, Tony Adams & Arthur Bochner and class discussions essentially helped me achieve a good understanding of the term. Simply put, autoethnography is … Continue reading Autoethnography
Watching the 1988 Japanese film, Akira, was actually my very first time watching a full-length anime movie. It was also the first time I had heard about the film. Prior to this screening my only experience with anime has been watching the television shows Pokémon and One Piece, as a child. This limited experience with … Continue reading Akira (1988)
My board game is called ‘Black Eyed Beings’, named after the game’s supernatural theme and the game's villain: possessed human beings. The aim of the game is to kill as many of the villains as it takes to make up 25 points. The first one to do so wins. The idea behind the game came … Continue reading Black Eyed Beings: Game Pitch
Released in 2014, Splendor is a board game consisting of chip collecting, card development and point systems. It was designed by Marc Andre and published by the French game creation studio, Space Cowboys, who have introduced other games such as Elysium, Black Fleet and T.I.M.E Stories. Splendor is designed for ages 10 and up and … Continue reading Splendor Board Game Review
The internet of things refers to the concept of physical objects becoming connected to the internet where the virtual world combines with reality. It is a giant network of connected ‘things’ including humans and technology, where the relationship is between people-people, people-things and things-things. Throughout recent years the advancement of the internet has transformed an … Continue reading Welcome Home!
Cybercrime is criminal activities carried out online through the internet. Some examples of cybercrime include computer viruses, hacking, cyberstalking, identity theft, piracy and fraud. Cybercrime is extremely common today with more and more criminals exploiting the speed, convenience and anonymity of the Internet. Reported in 2015 it is estimated that the global cost of cybercrime each year is … Continue reading How much?!
Hacktivists support the idea that information on the internet should be free, a principle that put them at odds with private institutions, corporations and governments around. There are a number of world known groups that consist of hackers, these include Wikileaks, Lizard Squad, Lulzec, GlobalHell and Anonymous. Anonymous came to our attention in 2012 when multiple members from Lulzec were … Continue reading By Anonymous.