Cyber Surveillance DA and Contextual Essay

Studio A

Digital Artifact Posts are here: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

In the Digital Artifact ideas in the Cyber Surveillance topic were experimented with, a series of blog posts were made the first three being about how everyone in society is being monitored by these Smart devices and how this surveillance shows itself in the form of Targeted Advertising. The first three blog posts posted included screenshots of a multitude of Advertisements from three social media websites, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Then sentence answers were put for why that ad might’ve been targeted specifically, the answers involving: Mentioned the product in a message to someone, Searched for that product or brand, saying it in a real life conversation with the phone nearby.

Other ways people are being monitored is discussed in posts four and five, where how Google and Facebook stores data on people was investigated with…

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Contextual essay

Zoe Majstorovic

For my digital artifact I wanted to explore the concept of painting drones, if it is the new art form of the future. This all started by finding an article online about drones, it made me thought about how we use drones. I feel like drones are an under used and underestimated piece of technology, that can really take us places.

In blog post one I talk about the first drone ever made, I continue to state that drones are hyped for delivery, entertainment and racing but now there is a company that plans to release a drone that can paint the inside of your house. Apellix created the working bee drone to paint bridges and sky rises, but I want to discover if drones can paint several works that could be viewed in art galleries around the world. Is drone painting the new art form of the future?


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Concepts of Cybernetics

Zoe Majstorovic

The term of cybernetics began its rise to popularity in 1947 when Norbert Wiener used it to name a discipline apart from touching, but to establish disciplines as electrical engineering, mathematics, biology, neurophysiology and psychology. Wiener needed a name for their new discipline, and he adapted a Greek word meaning “the art of steering” to evoke the rich interaction of goals, predication, actions, feedback and the response in systems of all kinds.

Early applications in the control of physical systems (aiming artillery, designing electrical circuits and simple robots, like drones) clarified the fundamental roles of these concepts in engineering, but the relevance to social systems and the softer sciences was also clear from the start. Many researchers from the 1940s through to the 1960 worked solidly within the tradition of cybernetics without the necessarily using this certain term.

When working to originate the functional models common to many systems, early…

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History between technology and art

Zoe Majstorovic

When it comes to the history between technology and art, some may think there is little or no connection. But throughout history, technology has provided artists with new and improved tools for expression. Although technology and art are two seemingly distinct disciplines, they are interlinked, more than ever. Technology is now a fundamental force in the development and evolution of art.

All throughout the world, people are engineering our future. The Internet, digital fabrication, biotech, self-modification and virtual reality, these are all altering our lives and our view of the world and us. Scientists, software developers, inventors along with musicians, visual artists, filmmakers and designers are al busy creating new and innovative human experiences. Thanks to these people, not only is original art being made everywhere, but entirely new art forms are evolving as well.

More and more artists are pushing the boundaries of art, looking outside of what’s perceived…

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