Saturday, 25 May 2013

Dwi'n Cytuno - Agreeing to Wales' latest internet development

Image my own

I could tell you the start of a web address, and you will finish my sentence with ".com".  I attended the Social Media Summer event at Golley Slater Cardiff this week, where we were informed about the latest developments for the .wales domain name.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Magnifying Glass: Video Surveillance in the Workplace

Original image by twicepix at Flickr. Licensed
under Creative Commons.
As an audience built of Millenials, structured reality television is our guilty pleasure. As a nation, we consume more reality tv than ever. You're part of one even if you weren't aware of it. It isn't structured, there is no Chanel lipgloss, and we don't reap the financial benefits of photo shoots or club appearances. You're very much under the magnifying glass, be cautious not to be crushed underneath it. Welcome to reality television.

A recent Skills and Employment Survey concluded that job insecurity is now at a 20 year high. The results established that 52% of workers are concerned about job status, and almost a third of those questioned raised concerns of unfair treatment in the workplace. Anxiety among the workplace isn't a deviation and many struggle with daily worries when it comes to their employment. With less control and more surveillance, it could be suggested that this work orientated anxiety can result in a descent in productivity.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

The Great Gatsby - a tale impossible for cinema?

Original image property of Warner Bros Pictures.
Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby has been one of the year's most anticipated releases. It has been placed on a pedestal  with many hoping it will diminish the failures of the adaptations before it. The last time Hollywood tackled the novel was for the 1974 version starring Robert Redford. With a screenplay written by Francis Ford Copolla and a male lead who seemed perfect for the role, the film failed to capture the hedonistic time of the Roaring 20's, and felt somewhat hollow instead. There was also an 1926 silent adaptation that is still lost to this day.