Assessment 3: Essay
Q4. When publishing changes, so does society. Investigate and compare the impact of two publication technologies, one pre-1900 and one post-2000, on a specific aspect of society (e.g. education, politics, creative industries, science, entertainment, social relationships). As modes of publishing change, so does society. However, as society develops, so do these modes of publishing to keep up with...
Aggregation plays an important role in how we collect and distribute our data within the publishing world. Aggregation and distribution of data go hand in hand in how we utilise information within everyday life. For example, UNSW if filled with different forms of publishing in which each student aggregates the data that is being distributed around campus. Forms of publishing, such as Uni Directory...
Platforms can be defined as any medium that allows the user to publish data for the public. For example, Amazon.com is a platform for publishing ebooks. Platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, allow us to aggregate and distribute information, where users are living in a constant world of flow. Guillaud’s article on Danah Boyd discusses the consequences of living in a world of flow. The concept...
The Human Emotion Spectrum
For my group’s visualisation presentation, we have chosen to visualise the whole spectrum of human emotions and the colour psychology behind them and how our emotions are affected through the use of colour in everyday life. We chose to show this through a simple, yet effective colour wheel spectrum, with each colour representing a human emotion that is felt when we perceive that particular...
Information graphics is essentially understood as making the invisible, or unknown, visible. It is the visualization of information; an aesthetic of publishing data in the information age. Visualization is an understanding of how archives are used to create forms of content and expression. Arnell’s article talks about how the use of different lines can visually represent information data; info...
I think I may have archive fever...
…We all have it, whether we know it or not. Archive fever can be understood as a fever to constantly make more archives. For example, we are constantly changing, adding, or removing archives within our Itunes playlist to suit our changing moods, styles, etc. Within my Itunes library, I have created sub playlists for different styles of music, which can be seen as an example of archives...
Assemblage can be defined by Google as “A collection or gathering of things or people.” In Manuel De Landa’s “A New Philosophy of Society: Assemblage Theory and Social Complexity,” he provides us with examples of an assemblage, where he uses the idea of an ecosystem as a collection of things, such as “soil, sunlight, trees, animals, etc.” De Landa discusses the complex nature of an assemblage,...
Modes of Publishing
The concept of publishing is understood as to make something not public, public. Nowadays, everyone is considered a publisher, as we now have the ability to publish whatever content for the whole world to see on the web. Today, modes of publishing has significantly changed, expanding though different platforms, allowing the user to upload and share content in new and creative ways. Traditional...
Out With The Old And In With The New
Today, the concept of what constitutes a book, and how we read a book has changed dramatically. The evolution of reading has changed from traditional print books to ebooks. The truth is that the world around is changing, growing, and moving vastly each day, and so technology must advance if we want to keep up with the world around us. Print publishing has significantly been transformed by...