Wednesday, September 30, 2009


d)Briefly describe the video---The Bus Uncle

It certainly was the peak of trend in the teenager's world at that time.

Everbody use what the Uncle said as the statement of "problems are not yet solved".

e)Find at least one interesting video , based on Bus Uncle, and upload it to your blog.

f) Report some positive and negative comments about this new ability for computer users to make and widely distribute and respond to online films (such as the above three videos).

Youtube is an international multimedia uploading platform which allows everybody to use it freely and conveniently.
Countries' culture can be widely spread when people from different countries upload their interesting video clips on to it.
Due to its convenience, everybody can do what the media do( recording the daily life, news, accidents).
Consequensely, some tiny incidents happened can be distriduted to publicity even haven't been reported in the News or newspaper.
People can get well-known of their society rapidly every day as reporters of the places are as more as the population.
The comments towards the society phenomenon can be exchanged easily.
Video maker's creativies can be aroused and developed.

Once people are addicted to use the youtube in terms of their interest sharing, they started to forget what should be pulic and what should be private. People's privacies have been invaded
People are likely to upload songs and movie onto youtube. Therefore, copyrights of goods are infringed
The qualities and type of video are not guaranteed because of its lack of supervising.
Video may include sex and violence, terror and horror which is harmful to children.

Who own my digital tools?

Steve Jobs

To knowmore about him-->

-Born in 24/02/1955 in San Francisco, California, USA
-Chief executive of Apple
-CEO of Pixar
-Disney's most important stockholder
-Acknowledged as the icon of computer community and amusement communit
-Creator of iPod, iTurns Shop,iPhone
-Popularized the product design's aesthetic concept and ideas
-Advocated the importance of "Simple & Convenience" in design realm
-Popularized the individually use of computer and invented the first "Personal Computer"
- Generated the famous system like iBook, Mac mini, Mac OSX

"Steve Jobs". Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
(accessed September 30, 2009)

I think the most important and obvious common features of these men is that they all give such a enormous influence towards computer development. They generally lead the flow of our IT iductry.

The differences may be some of them ,like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, concentrate on the innovation of computer system and profit making, while some of them, like Richard, focus on the morality, politics and legislation of open source operation. He leads the Open Source Operation System Movement.

The Philosophy behind the open source movement:
-is a software diffusing methodology
-not to follow the cathedral model which is used ing the traditional software engineering
-the people's role of designing, managing, implementing is blur
-users of open source are treated as co-developers who are going to submit additions to software bug reports or documentation.
-rate of software evolvement can be increased
-early release of software version
-frequent integration of source code so as to prevent computer from having a large number of bugs
-various version of software are prepared: both developed and not developed

"Open source software",Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(accessed on 30 Sep 2009)

I agree the philosophy behind the movement of open source.
As it is really healthy for the technology development in the long-term.
People may get a larger and more free opportunity to access their preferable software version.
And our use of software will not be monopolized by the big industry like Microsoft.


A) Is there any problem with simply using the products that these two companies create for us?

In terms of their function,
we may find that it is not adaquate for us to work on something which cannot be made simply by the pre-install software.
For example, I am an art & design student. I need to install some more soft ware like Adobe, Corel painting, to make aome design works.

In terms of their qualities,
let me use editting a film to be an example.
The pre-install software on computers, Dreawaver, which allows user to edit a film, is less professional than the one provided by Adobe.
There are less typography choices in the subtitle design item and the way of combination between clips and clips are less variety than those in Adobe.

B) Why do some people choose to use open-source software such as Linux?

It is firstly because it is a free collaboration.
People can easily download it from its official website around the world.
It is not only can be installed on the computer, but also embedded device, mobile phones and even some kinds of watches.
Therefore, its conveniency is unique around those now most popular software provided by the major companies.
The interface layout of the Linux is somehow different from the Window and Mac.
People have their own preference in the monitor's display beauty.

"Linux", Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(accessed 30 september, 2009)
C) Who owns the right to modify your digital tools? Does it matter at all? Why or why not?
I don't think there is anyone has the right to modify anybodies' things, digital tool is certainly not an exception.
It is undoubtedly a big matter if someone modify my digital tools.
Nevertheless, the digital tools' design and system combination cannot controled by me, as I am not a technology expert and I am not keen on exploring news or the most up-dated technology.
However, I am the consumer and user who have my own right to set up a coordinated system of digital tools, including the softwares in my computer, the layout of the interface, the MSN network, "My favourite" websites records etc.
If someone has modified these, I will get lost when I start to use all these.
I don't know where am I going to open the file which used to be stalled in its original drive.
The button may be gone and I may use tones of time to find out where it is to generate only a tiny music player and then it becomes less convenient and would influence my choice in using a digital material or rather use a simply machanical CD player to play a song.
See? It leads to so many, it is really a matter.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Interesting PIC

These are the photos from Johanna Trainor, who have been to our class giving a section to share her process and feeling in taking some photos.

Actually, I like those pictures she have shown in class more.....

Casey Williams Tokyogaze III 2000

the division of each color of the wall and water is interesting. It is calm in the proportion, but exciting in the use of color---pink and shocking red which contrast with the blue.

Digital vs Traditional Photography

We have been discussing the following questions...

1) What is the difference between digital photography and analog/traditional photography?

There are certainly quite a lot of differences in terms of their output format and physical appearence.

Regarding the format, digital photography is presented in a digital format which can be saved in a memory card.

Scene is captured in the digital photography by using the digital as a kind of electronic way.

After the light has reach the sensor, a digital memory can be formed.

But the traditional one is saved in a film format. Light is allowed to be caught on the film. After a chemical reaction has taken place, the form of the target can be recorded.

Regarding the appearence, a digital photography can present a total different depiction from the reality once a specific adjustment has been set before taking photos. Also, we can get a various texture of photograph as it is comparatively free for us to choose a special kind of paper(like a rough one, semi-transparent one, coloured one) on which we are going to print the photograph.

However, the traditional photography can only present a relatively realistic scenery including the lighting, the color, the mood. Refered to the chemical reaction I mentioned prior, we can only make the photos onto some particular photo papers. For that reason, we may sometimes get a less variety of traditional photography.

2) What use is digital technology to photographers?

Since a lot digital cameras have been invented within these few years, many photographers changed their use of traditional camera to digital one. Why are they do so? Surely, there are several advantage on using digital one.

Firstly, digital technology release photographers burden.

Photographers used to bring a heavy big carrying more than one lens. It may be a burden to the photographers. If a digital one is used, most of the effect can be done within a small size of digital machine. Also digital photo is stored in a tiny, light, slim memory card. It is easy to carry.

Secondly, digital technology somhow arouse photographers' creativites. It is so convenient to add surreal elements into a photo. It is free for them to edit a ready-made photo by softwares.

Besides, digital technology can fulfill photographers' imagination by using software when you merge and combine things into a photograph.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Me, my school, my frined

My tutor
Lovely smile

An attractive scene rite?

My tentative classmate, Gigi
From Hungsheng
Am I smoking cigar...?

Talking with Gigi...

Information Reformation

According to the short video, how have computer technologies changed the way that knowledge is stored, created and shared?.....It's worth to think.

Let's go back to the ancient period. People in that period got their knowledge by experience, sharing feeling from each and others, using stone or wood to draw simple pictures. Later on, people have invented writing. Gradually, our historical records have been stored in a written style like a book, note etc.
But nowadays, after computer technologies have been developed, lots of agencys would like to develop their sources on the internet for the sake of offering readers a more convenience method when they search related information. Later on, internet becomes people's main stream of information search. This search is faster and easier while you have a computer at hand.

Before the era of computer technologies, most of the writer of professional knowledge container, a book, were authorities. They were respected and approved by publications. What we gain from a book is in part trust worthy. However, now, we can upload and access whatever information we want onto the internet. Apparently, it can let whoever people share their thought via such a convenience platform, but at the same time, the knowledge we may find on internet may not accurate at all. In this sense, knowledge is shared in a very different way.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wikipedia VS Encyclopaedia Brittannica

I am going to share something about Encyclopaedia Brittannica here.

a)Brief history of the Encyclopaedia Brittannica
-The first edition has been published since 1768 in Edinburgh, Scoltland.
-It was edited by the cheif editor William Smellie.
-It was written by a staff of about 100 full time editors and more than 4,000 experts contributors.
-There are totally 15 editions through out the ages.
-It was mainly written in the oldest English-language.
-The ownership of it have switched time by time.
-In order to reduce the production cost and price, it has produce the electronic versions on CD-ROM, VCD,DVD and even the world wild web.

b)Key features of Encyclopaedia Brittannica
According to wikipedia
-It adopted a "continuous revision" policy in 1933.
-It was continually reprinted and the articles were updated on a regular schedule. ---It retained its reputation as a reliable research tool, although there are many people criticise its resources.

According to Encyclopaedia Brittannica
-Its length and scope has increased since the time when the second edition of it has appeared.
-It was originally a dictionary of art and science.
-The scripts were reprinted and renewed one after another.

c)Encyclopaedia Brittannica is more useful in this search.
It is more well-organised and clean in the web page framing.The information is more reliable than Wikipedia as it is renewed by group of people regularly.

d)We should not trust this encyclopaedia 100%, because there is seldom a thing in the world that is absolutely correct. We should think independently before we receive some information.

Encyclopædia Britannica, Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(accessed September 09, 2009)

Pros and cons of the internet and new computer technologies

- Time-saving when we get loads of information by surfing the internet
- Our friendship network can be enlarged by using MSN, Facebook, email, Xanga etc. such platform and tool
- Lots of softwares allow people to edit their own music, film, drawing, design etc.,therefore, their creativities can be developed
- Very new and updated materials are provided anytime
- Little occupancy area is used as numerous files can be saved into one memory card or hard disc
- We can share our thought and feeling with whole world easily and conveniently

- The radiation is harmful to human when people spend most of their time to surf the internet
- People is easily addicted to the online computer game where allow people express and do whatever they want
- When people is too dependent on using computer, they may be gradually less willing to talk in reality
- Wrong and unreliable sources may be spread when everyone can upload things onto internet without any strict permission

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I am yu

Hi everybody.
Finally I got a new blog here.
Um....I used to use facebook ,xanga, msn, or email,
but now I should put more attention on this web...
Coz lots of things will be discussed and shared here.....