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  • Tracy Keys’ Communication Data Science blog

    June 23, 2019 by

    You must do the thing you think you cannot do — Eleanor Roosevelt. Welcome! I am Tracy Keys, and you can find me on Instagram @benjibex. This blog is all about my passion for media, entertainment, fashion, society and the environment and how data science can be used as a tool in communication, activism, politics… Read more

  • Innovation in Australia’s Outback

    June 8, 2020 by

    Cover image is by Charlie Egalie Tjapaltjarri (Australian, b. ca. 1940–2002)Possum Dreaming , 1994 In my last blog post I wrote about the Pintupi community from Australia’s Outback that is the subject of an Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) video from 1988. In this post I will delve deeper into this community around that time to… Read more

  • Innovation: its not what you know but who you know

    June 1, 2020 by

    In this post, I am looking at technological innovation from a critical perspective, covering appropriating technology, hacking and the process by which the name “innovation” is bestowed, or not, using a video from 1988 as provocation. In 1988, the national Australian public broadcaster ABC and journalist Jill Emberson produced a short 7 minute story on… Read more

  • Interacting with Technology- hacking vs appropriation

    June 1, 2020 by

    A thought provoking task given to me in class this week was about comparing the practices of hacking and appropriating technology. Tim Jordan’s Introduction talks about hacking, the hack and hackers and outlines his research in order to justify his definition of the hack. His definition is “a hack is a material practice that produces… Read more

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