Souncloud Podcast Gadgets. Don’t we just love our gadgets? We cherish them. Worship them. We sleep with them by our bedside. We don’t let them out of our sights. God forbid we part with them BEFORE something better is released. We only accept the best of the best. And yet, somehow their many affordances seem to slip by us. Do we actually fully realise the maintenance they require? Just think about how often you charge your phone without even thinking…

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For this week I wanted to bring to attention something that has been on my mind. A question that has been bugging me as the 31st of March draws near. With the census date looming ahead, I find myself constantly questioning why I am at university. And really, why are we here? And yes I understand that for some a degree is the ticket to the job they always wanted and that there is no other path other than doing…

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Copyright… both the best friend and enemy to individual creators everywhere. Although copyright has the extraordinary ability to protect the work of an individual – which is fantastic I am not saying that it’s not – but it also has the ability to what Ted Mitew would call a Digital Enclosure. A place where information and material becomes so inaccessible that we lose our culture of sharing material and information. In order to aid young creatives in their pursuit of…

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Lets just talk about the horse racing industry for a second… Over the past decade, the horseracing industry and thoroughbred breeders have come under much public scrutiny for their business and their treatment of animals by several animal rights groups. For instance, prominent anti-racing group HorseRacingKillsCoalition1 claims “of the 13,000 thoroughbred foals born each year in Australia alone, an approximate 9,000 will be considered useless and thousands will end up at “the doggers””, and give supporters the idea that there…

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For my topic of interest this week, I have decided to talk about: Family. May seem like a weird one to start with, I know. I understand that this is no social injustice or politically opposed topic of conversation, however I believe it to be of utmost importance when considering the globes current stance and moral position. It is the very place where individuals are crafted into societally aware beings and moral citizens of this world – where individuals are…

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