BCM310

Robots, the Media and Culture

The current state of society has become dependant on technology and connectivity. However, when it comes to robots–which intrinsically merges these two entities together–societal views begin to alter.

I intent to research and examine media representations and socio-cultural values regarding the acceptance of robots.

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BCM210

Lecture Stories pt. 3

Loving the responses that I have been getting, thank-you so much for all your time and effort in providing me with detailed comments. Keep them coming!

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BCM210

Lecture Stories pt.2

Reflecting on ‘Lecture Stories pt. 1’, I found that it was hard to recall specific lectures but easier to link specific lectures to specific moments within the lecturers personal history.  One specific comment that struck me was the idea of being in a ‘two body position’ where one is physically visible, whilst too thinking entirely separate to themselves.

This got me thinking about the students within a lecture theatre whom look visible within the lecture, but are mindlessly somewhere else. This week, this thought occurred to me when I was seated behind another student who–like most students–had her laptop out, ready to take notes on the lecture. However, the screen flashed with scenes of the latest Game of Thrones episode. She was visibly present within the lecture whilst being mindlessly absent. I often wonder how lecturers feel about lecturing toward a sea of laptops whilst competing with the attention of students who might be drawn to other websites or their phones. Does this impact their teaching style or create a drive to look for alternate methods to keep students attentive?

Now I ask you, explain to me how you feel about lecturing to a sea of laptops, left in the unknown as to how the technology is being used (for the lecture or for other uses)?

If you’re a lecturer and would like to take part of this online discussion about your experiences comment below and find a link here to my Project Information and the intentions of my research.

BCM110

It’s not over until I say it is. Sleep tight while you still can. –A

http://giphy.com/gifs/pretty-little-liars-JpxdaqcO27bG Simultaneously, all four girls receive the same text message. Cyber stalking on a major scale.
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Simultaneously, all four girls receive the same text message.

Anonymous sender.

Threatening undertones.

A constant flow of messages.

Today’s society is currently in the midst of the technological age where conversation is merely authenticated by the touch of a button and the only face to face confrontation is through the means of a screen.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” –Charles Dickens. (Tale of two cities)

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