Category: Features

  • What’s Up With WhatsApp in China?

    What’s Up With WhatsApp in China?

      By Emily Hong   WhatsApp, one of the final frontiers of internationally-owned social media platforms in China, has been reached at last by the country’s “Great Firewall”. Major news sources confirmed thousands of user reports that Chinese filters have blocked attempts to exchange images and videos through WhatsApp. This disturbance is reminiscent of the…

  • Agony Ibis – INTERNET Issue

    Agony Ibis – INTERNET Issue

      By Sarah Hort   CW: Reference to paedophilia and child sexual abuse   Dear Agony Ibis,   I find myself in an ethical quandary. My employees have come to expect beanbags, gourmet lunches provided five days a week, bicycles and an office so extensive it’s a “campus”. This shit ain’t cheap. To bankroll these…

  • Hashtags, Memes and Good Ol’ Fashioned Organising: Here’s What We Need To Do To #MakeOurWorldGreatAgain

    Hashtags, Memes and Good Ol’ Fashioned Organising: Here’s What We Need To Do To #MakeOurWorldGreatAgain

      By Breana Macpherson-Rice I hear a lot of random hypotheses about why the future is looking pretty dire. But one of my favourites is that it’s because of “the Internet”. Cue some middle aged man waxing nostalgic about the days before smartphones where people would *actually talk to each other* and there was no…

  • Welcome to the Virtual Plaza

    Welcome to the Virtual Plaza

      By Jack Mangos Art never exists in a vacuum, and nor does the artist. Watching a film, or reading a novel, or listening to a piece of music not only involves experiencing the work itself, but the work as a response to the artist’s environment, to other thematically relevant works, and to other artists.…

  • To Be Anonymous: A Blessing or a Curse?

    To Be Anonymous: A Blessing or a Curse?

      By Sabeena Mozaffar CW: Anxiety, mental health People often display exuberant overconfidence on the Internet. It’s one of the things I’ve noticed most, particularly when they’re commenting their opinions and judgements on other people’s posts and statuses. It’s perhaps their sheer audacity that surprises me the most. Whether it’s in the comments section of…

  • Spotlight On: Adrian Agius

    Spotlight On: Adrian Agius

    By Alicia D’Arcy Adrian Agius is a combined law and commerce student, majoring in Information Systems. Adrian has been significantly involved in bringing “Hackathons” to the Law School at UNSW, and was recently nominated for the LawyersWeekly Australian Law Awards as Law Student of the Year. We chatted to him about coding, Hackathons and the…