Channel Zero EduWatch Special: Students’ Privacy Vs Universities

Authors; Kellie Broadby, Keith Edson, Daina Kyriacopoulos, Victoria Paganias and Charlotte Thompson   Options, options, options! We initially envisioned our project as a news bulletin/interview, which developed throughout planning and made it to fruition. One of the most appealing aspects of this approach was that we were able to include off-campus students in filming,... Continue Reading →

Profiling profiles.

  The era of the smartphone. Pull your phone out and start filming someone. See what they do. They might pull a silly face if you know them, you might be met with a frown or even an expletive, but I can assure you that you'll be noticed. You'll be questioned, and you'll probably feel... Continue Reading →

Snoop, dog.

Surveillance is commonly understood as keeping watch over someone or something as well as continuous monitoring and observation of a specific locale, most immediately imagine a CCTV camera in a public place or security guards inside a penitentiary, but surveillance has permeated society as much as technology itself. Security in the home can be somewhat contentious, depending on... Continue Reading →

Head in the clouds.

As technology is continuously advancing so are the infrastructures around it. Cloud computing and storage is being utilised by more and more businesses, corporations and individuals. Cloud-based solutions provide clutter free and reliable computing and storage, but at what real cost? Where is our sensitive and private data being stored? Who has access to it?... Continue Reading →

Game. Set. Engage.   Critical reflection: Once deciding upon the subject of gamification for my video assignment, I began diving into scholarly sources to further my understanding of the topic, and also with hope to pinpoint a more specific direction for the video. Scholarly sources were accessed through Deakin University's library search function, guided by the weekly study... Continue Reading →

Muse for museums.

The digital age, a time where complex math can be solved through your phone’s assistant, chess can be played with opponents in different time zones and a plethora of information is quite literally at our fingertips. With unlimited possibilities, our attention is spread as thin as the mobile devices we’re glued to. The sheer amount... Continue Reading →

Moral panic.

Moral panic defined by the Oxford English dictionary is "an instance of public anxiety or alarm in response to a problem regarded as threatening the moral standards of society". So what exactly threatens moral standards of a society? Sex. Sex has always, will always and can always challenge societies. Sex icons through the ages (think... Continue Reading →

Gamify this. Gamify that.

I tried to think back to what I first thought the term 'gamification' or 'gamify' meant, I couldn't. Once you understand the concept it's simple, powerful and you realise how it is applied in various places throughout life. So, I asked the nearest thing to a layman I could find, my girlfriend. "Keatan, what does the... Continue Reading →

Media 2.Oh!

Have you ever been in a situation where you see a change happen to someone's personality right before your eyes? Depending on where they are or who they're with, their 'normal' shifts a little? Perhaps stemming from an evolutionary survival instinct, the subconscious desire to be liked by everyone can certainly shape us or alter... Continue Reading →

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