Digital Coding

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My work is heavily inspired by that of the American minimalist artists such as Sol LeWitt, Dan Flavin and Donald Judd. The characteristics of these art works that appeal to me are their simplistic nature and distinct use of shapes and symmetry. As discussed by Deleflie (2017) in various MEDA102 workshops and lectures, minimalist art often consists of repition and although they are extremely simple, they can in fact be more interesting than complex works as they stimulate ideas about what the artworks actually are. Continue reading

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International Cinema & The West

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Films are a prominent form of media entertainment around the world and in the 21st century it is quite common to know that Hollywood Cinema definitely isn’t the only source for movie entertainment. Many countries have their own film industries and create content to correlate with the wants of their local audience, however many film companies will aim to please both international and domestic viewers. Continue reading

International Education and Collective Intelligence Networks

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Collective intelligence is a theory which refers to the idea that information is more effective when gathered within a large group of like minded individuals who all contribute different ideas and sources of knowledge on a specific topic. Hill and Antonopoulos (2010, p. 357) refer to collective intelligence as “intelligence that is deemed to emerge from many individual, often disparate, interactions and contributions”. Hill and Antonopoulos discussed collective intelligence networks in their contribution to the  2010 International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing in Fukuoka, Japan. I have also written about collective intelligence on this blog previously, you can read the post here. Continue reading

Globalisation and the Media: Reporting

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The use of the word globalisation has become more prominent in the 21st century, the Business Dictionary defines globalisation as “The worldwide movement toward economic, financial, trade, and communications integration. Globalisation implies the opening of local and nationalistic perspectives to a broader outlook of an interconnected and interdependent world with free transfer of capital, goods, and services across national frontiers. However, it does not include unhindered movement of labor and, as suggested by some economists, may hurt smaller or fragile economies if applied indiscriminately.”
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Why Your Business Should Use Social Media – Final feat. JamarzOnMarz

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The final episode is now live on YouTube!

In the final episode of the series, we interview lyricist and saxophonist JamarzOnMarz regarding his use of social media for his career as an artist, we discuss topics ranging from audience engagement, promotion and branding, things that can be applied to both artists and businesses alike. Continue reading