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Limit to Limitlessness?

The ‘unheimliche’ liquidises boundaries in various areas of ontological significance and so disrupts the sense of presence, time, space, nodding to Delueze and Guattari’s interweaving concepts of deterritorialisation and reterritorialisation. Due to that, online learners and tutors are rendered as … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Cyberspace

While reading the Bell (2001) article I kept remembering the movie Hackers from 1995.  The teen stars are counter culture and fighting the man… everything from their style of dress to their attitude is counter culture, punk influenced… and perhaps … Continue reading

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The Monster is Within

While reading Margrit Shildrick’s paper on monsters, I couldn’t help seeing parallels between a female body she uses as an exponent of a monstrous body and a digital body (being it an individual avatar or technology in general). Shildrick lists … Continue reading

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Descending the Trees

Could ‘digital culture’ refer to ‘an essentially heterogeneous reality’, a flattened ‘plane of consistency’ where’lines of segmentarity’ and ‘lines of flight’ weave into each other, excluding a dichotomy, and a relationship of power, a rhizome in one word (Deleuze & … Continue reading

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Moveo ergo sum

I am a human and as such I am rational, autonomous and have free-will, right? Yet, why do I so often tremble, unsure of myself and world around me? Why do I feel I am on a constant quest, unable … Continue reading

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Thoughts on HAND

My initial thoughts while reading the Hand article were that the idea of a “Global Information Culture” (p 16) is a nice idea, but still far from reality.  The ‘western’ modern world, or first world nations may have access to … Continue reading

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