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Opinion: The New Standard for World Tour Contests

Move over Pipe, see you later Chopes. The Volcom Fiji Pro and the Oakley Bali Pro have redefined what world tour spots should be. Let me explain… Contemporary surfing has turned Pipeline into a snore-fest. That’s just my opinion, but barrel after barrel after barrel, to me, is boring as hell. While there is some […]

Opinion: The New Standard for Modern Surf Contests

Move over Pipe, see you later Chopes. The Volcom Fiji Pro and the Oakley Bali Pro have redefined what world tour spots should be. Let me explain… Contemporary surfing has turned Pipeline into a snore-fest. That’s just my opinion, but barrel after barrel after barrel, to me, is boring as hell. While there is some […]

Paying for Waves

Update: Since this article was first published the ASP has announced new broadcasting deals with YouTube, ESPN (in the US) and Facebook. Despite this there is still very little known about whether or not ZoSea and the ASP will introduce pay-per-view next year.  Paying for Waves: The changing nature of surf media Paying for Waves: […]

Living with/as data: Ubiquity and the distributed self

One of the most striking aspects of the lecture was the idea that the complexity of the modern media force us to question what reality really is. In contemporary society we consider that the media ‘RE-present’ (as the lecture notes put it) what we see without change… we consider images in the paper to be […]

Visualisation, Climate Change and a picture of data

Do visual media work differently to other media forms? In short: yes… yes they do. Visual media provide a representation of something that would remain in text form and ultimately make this information more accessible for a wider audience. Unlike traditional media forms, visual media does not rely heavily on user interaction which enables widespread understanding […]

Internet Piracy: all the piracy and none of the scurvy!

Given that we didn’t have a tute this week as our tutor was sick I thought it was only appropriate to blog about the arguments my team had come up with for the debate. We were the affirmative team with topic question: should piracy be illegal. Firstly, we were going to discuss the historical beginnings […]

Infotention and the selection of sources

The internet is continually and infinitely expanding. It is cluttered with information, publications, news, music and millions of bites worth of files. Given the extraordinarily large amounts of information on the internet we are being forced to choose the information we are attentive to. We are finding the need to filter the clutter of data in […]