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About alexdebs

Third year Bachelor of Communications and Media studies student at the University of Wollongong. I am an aspiring journalist with a passion for sport, music and travel.

Week 7: Apple vs Android

The age old conundrum (realistically the last 10 years) that divides smartphone users across the world. Some prefer Apple, and some prefer Android. But what are the differences that divide users? Apple operates as a closed platform, meaning the apple … Continue reading

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Week 6: Feudalism in the 21st Century

In this weeks lecture for BCM206 we associated the medieval term ‘feudalism’ with the internet stacks ‘walled garden’ structure of the internet today. Feudalism centred around the relationship between lord and vassal, meaning you cannot leave or sell your land without … Continue reading

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How Narrative Practice has changed my perceptions of the Future of Work.

As a young person I have found myself under a constant cloud of expectation. This serves as a source of pressure; both internally and externally. This expectation stems from the belief that at 18, 19 or 20 you should have … Continue reading

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Assessment 1: Critical Reflection

When it comes to Australian film, there is a common belief that we are miles behind the likes of Hollywood, and rightly so. The dilemma stems from a battle of cost vs culture, and whether it is worth the financial … Continue reading

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Week 4: Liquid Labour: Can we ever switch off?

‘Liquid labour’ refers to the conceptual shift towards the new informational paradigm of the workforce. Previously, the operation of big business was heavily reliant on the physical labour force. The manual operation of machinery and the gut busting approach to … Continue reading

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Week 3: Understanding the network society paradigm

Long before there was voice controlled units like Alexa and Apple Hubs, it was computers that were used as highly centralised data processing units. Information had to travel along multiple channels and networks before that information could be sent back … Continue reading

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So that’s why they’re called telegraph poles! #BCM206 Week 2

Once upon a time, only wealthy people could send and receive instant messages through telegrams. The rest of us peasants would have to rely on writing letters which could take weeks or months to arrive at it’s intended destination. When … Continue reading

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