FINAL BLOG SUBMISSION

For your FINAL BLOG SUBMISSION:

Select what you consider to be the five best blog posts that you have written over the semester. Write a paragraph in which you discuss why you have chosen each of the five posts and hyperlink to them from within that paragraph. Here is an example:

The first post that I have linked to is Holy Smoke which looks at the changes in media broadcast in relation to the election of the new Pope. It also shows the continued, although anachronistic, utilisation of smoke signals in international communication. Ive also chosen my post on hyperculture because it presents a history of hypertext that is couched within literary and conceptual ideas rather than technical concerns. The post highlights the presence of the idea conceptually and culturally  before it was to be realised technically. This post contrasts and compliments the History of the Internet which explores the technical evolution of the web. Spanning from the Second World War to the present, this post shows the development of the internet via military technologies during the Cold War and the traces the paranoiac mindset from which it was born. Also addressing the history of networks, I have included post from the fifth lecture Making Waves because it provides a great reminder of the materiality of networks – and it links to four other posts that explore the history of international communication and travel as network exchanges. Further taking up the subject of the materiality is my post on E-Waste. Even though its a very bleak perspective of networked culture, it speaks of a crucial and present issue that is easily overlooked by those of us who consume these products and services the most, and its therefore part of a lecture that I both like and dislike presenting. These posts present a overview of my interest areas in the course and the development of my understanding of network culture.

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