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112MC Feedback..
March 19, 2009, 2:42 pm
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Thursday i recieved my feedback for my 112MC module, i was told along with my group that the piece was good with an interesting character although there were afew errors in things like camera work and editing.

i feel that this was a fair assessment of our work and was very pleased with the way the feeback went.


Handing in 110MC work & presentation
March 19, 2009, 2:40 pm
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I handed in my work for the 110MC module the other day and then had the presentation of our documentary, i feel that i worked hard towards the final artifact, which was a three minute documentary on a magician called Gary Haigh, i was mainly on camera work (using an X-10) this was very helpful in advancing my techniqcal skills with camera’s.

as i said earlier we also had to do a presentation, which i feel we did very professionally, this is because i think we planned it well before hand, each giving each other a different topic to speak about, we then each had a small notes card which we used to remember what to say.

overall i an very pleased with how this module has gone and very pleased with the efforts of all the group.

The rise of ibiquitous computing
March 17, 2009, 7:12 pm
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what i got from this lecture on ubiquitous computing was that soon the Internet will be more than a tool thathumans to search for information and soon will be that the Internet can search itself for what the human whats and the way that it interacts with the person using it as was for example, as was shown to us in our lecture, minority report the interactive screens which moves and interacts with the movements i feel that this is all very close as we see our computers advance at an astonising rate, memory’s physical size is getting smaller with the memory being bigger, computers computing power advances even faster and i feel that the times where computers are apart of the human body or interractive with the human bodies movement are not to far away.

an example of the interactive screen i have spoke of.

Reflections for lecture on 10th of march 2009
March 17, 2009, 5:15 pm
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Virtual worlds and RL.

this lecture was about the idea of virtual worlds, we we’re told of ‘Second life’, much like the video game The Sims, you create a character a Avitar and you can do unlimited things such as buy land (much like the university has) to fly around the universe of Second life.

we we’re also told of how many people and companies are making money from the virtual world e.g. coke has brought massive shares in Second life and small businesses are developing within Second life much liek hte businesses that are made for the purpose of creating items users of the Virtual world can buy with real money (known as linden dollers, because of the company that own Second life) things the users can buy are varied and far between from sofa’s for their rooms to buildings for their islands of land (much liek the small part of the universe the university as brought).

i found this lecture opened my eyes to the idea of the virtual world and how people make so much money also i got me thinking that virtual worlds one day (maybe even now) have virtual cinemas a possible way of showing my work to a huge audience.

My Feedback
March 17, 2009, 2:58 pm
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i feel my feedback was as i expected, it was poor because i feel that i hadnt put enough effort into what i was told to do, this is why i have decided to redo my pictures on my flickr and my web page along with creating my flash animation.

Reflections for lectures on 3rd of March 2009
March 17, 2009, 2:34 pm
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Whats the big deal about Web 2.0?

In this lecture we were told of the main differences between web 1.0 and web 2.0,

firstly we we’re told what Web 1.0 was, “Web 1.0 is a set of Internet applications that rely on the ‘Client Server Principle’. This is based on a simple idea where interactions between software systems are broken down into two roles”



an example of a Web 1.0 client server.

we then found the key differences between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 these were, “web 1.0 is about reading, web 2.0 is about writing” this means people were creating there own information e.g. facebook photo albums, Blogs.

other key differences were, Web 1.0 was about companies, Web 2.0 is about communities, Web 1.0 was about client-server, Web 2.0 is about peer to peer,Web 1.0 was about HTML, Web 2.0 is about XML, Web 1.0 was about home pages, Web 2.0 is about blogs, Web 1.0 was about portals, Web 2.0 is about RSS, Web 1.0 was about taxonomy, Web 2.0 is about tags, Web 1.0 was about wires, Web 2.0 is about wireless, Web 1.0 was about owning, Web 2.0 is about sharing, Web 1.0 was about Netscape, Web 2.0 is about Google, Web 1.0 was about web forms, Web 2.0 is about web applications, Web 1.0 was about screen scraping, Web 2.0 is about APIs, Web 1.0 was about dialup, Web 2.0 is about broadband,  Web 1.0 was about hardware costs, Web 2.0 is about bandwidth costs.
all of this to me shows jsut how fast the internet and technology of that sort advances, that in just around a decade of the internet it has advanced so far.

Reflections for the lecture on 10th of february 2009
March 16, 2009, 11:56 pm
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surveilance and privacy in a network world.

this lecture was i feel very close to me and the ‘facebook’ generation as we talked about inverse surveilance, meaning to “watch vilgant from within”

we we’re then asked to answer these question for ourselves,

  • Do you think about the identifiable trail that you leave whilst using networks?
  • Do you worry about being tracked by your online activity?
  • Do you worry about being tracked in the real world?
  • Has your picture been taken by a government body?
  • What information do you place online?
  • these question made me think about the function on networking sites such as myspace and facebook and how all these question when i thought about them in regards to social networking sites and how relevent they were for example the question “what information do you place online” on facebook thousands of people put what some people would class as personal information such as where they work? or live? their religious belief or politcal views?

    this said to me that our private lives were being destroyed by things like Facebook, for example going out of a night thousands of pictures are taken (this gives potential employers and the government pictures of you) or when you speak to someone on Facebook all your Facebook friends, i think that there is a private life just not on networking sites or the internet.

    SNS timeline