Beyond Google

The internet is a huge database with a variety of information, and different search engine platforms are used to find the results required by the users. However, the visible web we usually surf only feeds a small percentage of information to us and leaves over 96% of the web content hidden down in the deep web. … Continue reading Beyond Google


Surveillance, Nothing to hide?

In modern days, people have become more aware of the idea of surveillance, and although it seems like a contemporary topic, its existence has lived across different times and cultures. When referencing to surveillance, the Panopticon is often seen as its perfect metaphorical representation, designed by social theorist Jeremy Bentham in the late 18th century. The … Continue reading Surveillance, Nothing to hide?

This Means What?

In today's lecture, Andrew and Andrea introduced structuralism and semiotics to the class. The term 'Structuralism' originated in the works of Ferdinand de Saussure, an influential Swiss professor of linguistic. The definition of structuralism can be referred to what Terence Hawkes had once said, "The world is made up of relationships rather than things, constitutes the first principle of that … Continue reading This Means What?

Cut and Paste

The use of collage is an essential method throughout the twentieth century till now, considering modern era is overwhelmed by the appearance of mass production. Although people began to advocate and further make the use of collage popular in twentieth century, its appearance can be traced back to tenth century in Japan, which such technique … Continue reading Cut and Paste

Journalism, ‘Truthiness’ and Participatory Cultures

In the CTS session with Dene and Andrew, we looked into Journalism and Truthiness, with participatory cultures. Journalism, is the product of the activities, assessing, gathering, creating, and presenting news and information. The purpose of journalism is defined by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel in The Elements of Journalism as, "is not defined by technology, nor by journalists … Continue reading Journalism, ‘Truthiness’ and Participatory Cultures