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This Week’s Response In A Twitter Feed

http://twitter.com/#!/spudiscool/status/70701033088753664 http://twitter.com/#!/spudiscool/status/70700257335443456 http://twitter.com/#!/spudiscool/status/70700106495688704 Distribution < Consumption — Desiree Conceicao (@spudiscool) May 18, 2011 http://twitter.com/#!/spudiscool/status/70699724470104064 http://twitter.com/#!/spudiscool/status/70709893539168256 http://twitter.com/#!/spudiscool/status/70699587505098752 http://twitter.com/#!/spudiscool/status/70699509059043328 http://twitter.com/#!/spudiscool/status/70699422723485696 http://twitter.com/#!/spudiscool/status/70699230108467200 http://twitter.com/#!/spudiscool/status/70699094015877122 http://twitter.com/#!/spudiscool/status/70698968350330880 http://twitter.com/#!/spudiscool/status/70698839933321216 http://twitter.com/#!/spudiscool/status/70710709255815168 Wow that took a while to make work!

Visualising Stereotypes

http://arts2090visualisation.tumblr.com/We used a tumblr blog for our visualisation presentation Speech: Facebook page, shirt, engineering joke As arts students, you’ve probably all been accused at some time or the other of doing a gambler’s degree or told you’re not going to get a real job. We all know that stereotype. And you probably tease your friends … Continue reading

So, on the subject of climate change…

Lyrics: yo….we’re climate scientists.. and there’s no denying this Climate Change Is REEEEALL.. Who’s a climate scientist.. I’m a climate scientist.. Not a cleo finalist No a climate scientist Droppin facts all over this wax While bitches be crying about a carbon tax Climate change is caused by people Earth Unlike Alien Has no sequel … Continue reading

Oh my!

A male friend of mine recently showed me this photo, and told me that this is why he smokes. I thought that was interesting. We’re bombarded with warnings about the danger of cigarettes all through our school years, the government keeps introducing further anti-smoking campaigns and yet here is a highly educated, politically aware, generally … Continue reading

Visualisation

Scribbles: some thoughts on visualisation (click to enlarge) Cinemagraphs:

Power to the people? Not quite

AUDIO: Audio Download NP: WordPress won’t allow this file to be embedded due to security reasons so the link is a download instead of a playback Transcript of audio recording: Power, according to Wikipedia, is a measure of an entity’s ability to control it’s environment, including the behaviour of other entities. Wikileaks does not give … Continue reading

The New Age

We are, ostensibly, in the age of the internet. So what does this mean for us, as individuals and as a society? This is a question that has been oft debated, and the rise of the internet has often been discussed in conjunction with decentralization, the empowerment of minorities, the widening of culture and other … Continue reading

Much Ado About…A Lot of Things, Actually

The UNSW Library has recently been in the news due to a policy that disposes of books and other such bibliographic paraphernalia if they have not been borrowed within a given period of time. The Sydney Morning Herald published an article strongly critical of the Library’s actions: Books get the shove as university students prefer to do research … Continue reading

Like two dots on a page

One of my Sociology and Anthropology lecturers, trying to explain connections, drew two dots on a piece of paper. To one way of thinking these would appear to be separate and distinct. But, he argued, they were in fact deeply and inherently connected – materially, because they were both on the same page, and conceptually, because … Continue reading