BCM325 Live Tweets

Week 1 - Ghost in the Shell (1995) In the first week I was quite visibly finding my feet. As my first time ever livetweeting something, I found it pretty difficult to keep up. Call me old fashioned, by I like to be fully immersed in the media I consume, presence bleed makes it hard to …

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Virtual Reality Review

I am conducting exploratory research into virtual realty (VR). This includes existing technologies and development trends, as well as how the ways VR can be used. My exploration into the literature surrounding VR left me pleasantly surprised at the depth of research surrounding what I assumed was a much smaller niche. Just scraping the surface, …

Where I’m From – Soundscape

Continuing on the first BCM115 assessment, I was tasked with creating a 60 second audio piece structured, again using George Ella Lyon's poem "Where I'm From" as stimulus. https://soundcloud.com/hypnocrite-1/where-im-from-a-kitchen-soundscape I took a more positive approach to last time, opting to showcase the kitchen I come from. Upon returning home, the sounds of dinner cooking and …

Virtual Reality

What's VR? Virtual Reality (VR) is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment around the user. VR has been portrayed in numerous ways throughout sci-fi, from Star Trek's Holodeck, to the Matrix's Headjack, and Pygmalion's Spectacles. The implementation of we are currently living with is much closer to the 80's vision of VR - …

The Smart Home

Efficient. Adaptive. Smart. Surveillance tool? Almost human? Smart homes utilise the internet of things to create an interconnected experience, where individual parts of the house - toasters, lights, floors etc. can all communicate with each other and cooperate. Things like music following you between rooms, or temperature control starting once it knows you are 10 minutes …