Imitation & Flattery

I’ve been lucky enough to own this domain name for a number of years, and populate it with loads of content along the way. For a while, I ran a dedicated Tumblr sideblog of the same name which I have since merged into this site. More recently, I founded Digital Cortex Ltd., a formal means of handling a clutch of consultation … Read More

Anyone for Tonsil Tennis?

This is pretty cool I guess. The idea is that your partner “helps you” to play a video game by letting you snog them in different ways (while you’re looking at a computer screen and therefore not really paying attention). It’s a bit gross, but it’s still a novel idea, so have a look: What’s the mechanic here? The Kiss … Read More

Conclusion

This entry is part 16 in the series An Opus to AR

This entry is part 16 in the series An Opus to ARI set out to assess the implications of a wholly new medium, one which had received little academic attention written from a media theoretical perspective. I made clear use of an industry connection to gain inside knowledge of the developments occurring to bring this medium to the mainstream. Building … Read More

Applying Baudrillard

This entry is part 14 in the series An Opus to AR

This entry is part 14 in the series An Opus to ARFor Jean Baudrillard (1983), “at any moment in the course of our modernity, a particular arrangement of signifying objects and images conditions the way we see the world” (Clark, 1995). “Each major transformation is accompanied by a feeling of disorientation and discomfort over the loss of the previous ‘reality’. … Read More

Applying McLuhan

This entry is part 13 in the series An Opus to AR

This entry is part 13 in the series An Opus to ARI begin with McLuhan, whose Laws of Media or Tetrad offers greater insights for Mobile AR, sustaining and developing upon the arguments developed in my assessment of the interlinking technologies that meet in Mobile AR, whilst also providing the basis to address some of this man’s deeper thoughts. The … Read More