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Avatar: a mash-up

Avatar: a mash-up

October 25, 2009 1 Comment

This piece is a mash-up of an undergrad essay from a couple of years ago, plus present thoughts, imaginings and speculation on the narrative of self in a virtual environment. Storytelling is as old as humanity. The human has always actively projected him/herself into realms of fantasy (through song, art, drama, writing). Modernity advanced the visual aspect […]

Melbourne Writers Festival 2009 diary part four: finding meaning in the media

Melbourne Writers Festival 2009 diary part four: finding meaning in the media

August 23, 2009 6 Comments

…in which the audience gasps audibly at the mention of Twitter! Official festival blogger Estelle and I are aptly blogging this morning’s session laptop by laptop, sandwich by sandwich, in a cafe overlooking one of the festival venues. Jeff Sparrow spoke to Margaret Simons about Finding Meaning in the Media. Simons is a fellow Crikey blogger, and […]