The Problem with Our Projection of the World

Growing up I’ve always had an interest in countries, maps, and even flags, so this week holds a particular familiarity. When I was younger I used to sit in my room looking at my world map, teaching myself about land masses, countries, and cities but never really thought about the ‘Mercator projection’ of the globe. … More The Problem with Our Projection of the World

How Technology Impacts Actual Communication

Introduction: This is a project for my university subject called ‘Media, Audience, Place’ which aims to explore current applications of the theories composed by David Seamon and Sherry Turkle, in relation to my family network, or ‘the networked home’ a term learnt about in this subject. Seamon’s writing A Geography of Lifeworld in Retrospect: A … More How Technology Impacts Actual Communication

Put the Phone Down!

The prevalent use of mobile phones in society is quite obvious to the social observer. Phones are used for countless reasons such as messaging, directions, Facebook, general internet use, and the almost outdated voice calls. With 89% of Australians owning a smart phone, and 60% owning some sort of tablet (Rogers, 2015), these devices are … More Put the Phone Down!