Click here to view PDF Update August 5th 2019: This paper was initially written as a policy brief aiming to address the national security and internet regulation challenges posed after the March 15th, 2019 mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand by a regular user of imageboard 8chan. I wrote in the initial proposal … Continue reading Briefing Paper – Social Media & Online Subcultures
A research proposal considering the implications of social media in developing democracies.
Another year of my undergraduate degree, another blog post about network-centric warfare and the implications for states.
Why do I struggle to finish things? There's one easy answer.
I need to get this off my chest.
Has the digital realm contributed creatively to democracy in the twenty-first century? Creatively, no. Has it helped elites hijack the system? Well...
What do the Internet and international politics have in common? A whole lot more than you might think, actually.
https://www.facebook.com/myiannopoulos/posts/851968688274361 In late February of this year, a senior contributor at right-wing news website Breitbart had an autobiographical book deal cancelled by their publisher, in response to a video surfacing online wherein that individual positively endorsed pedophilia and child abuse. Naturally, they were upset. Not only had they lost a lucrative opportunity, they felt they’d … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Free Speech
What the hell am I doing here? Over the last six-ish months, the above question has bounced around the inside of my skull at least once a week. Let's pick this apart: "Here" refers to both my Communication and Media Studies degree in general, and the fact I'm majoring in Digital Media. To put this into … Continue reading Focusing Creativity
This piece was originally published on Independent Australia on 12 June 2017. Donald Trump is sending America down a path that parallels that of the Roman Empire, writes Callum Harvey. THE CONNECTIONS one can draw between the United States and the ancient Roman Empire are hard to miss. Military power in every corner of the known … Continue reading Donald Trump’s America – A Roman Reversal?