Throughout this research process, I have gained insight into the various methods of research practice, the ethical standards set by this process, and varying opinions and ideas regarding my chosen topic.
This research task is proving to be quite a long and tedious task. Although I have created a specific risk management and time management plan, it is proving difficult to stick to. This is due to the distraction of social outgoings and other small tasks which I have unintentionally prioritised over the completion of this research project.
Relationships, sex, liquid love, robotics, consent, and ethics in the 21st century. These are just a sample of what will be explored and reviewed in affiliation to human-robot relations throughout this blog.
I approached this task with the aim of capturing the slow-moving essence of “where I’m from,” which has more recently become distorted and lost in the looming embrace of social media.
WEEK 1: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995)
Looking back at my tweets during Week 1 highlight how much I have grown since beginning this live tweeting experience. Although I do cover a range of media examples such as blog links, gifs and reactive tweets, I lack a sense of knowledge about the link between human nature and technology that sci-fi continuously portrays.
The human condition is a complex fabric of emotion, morality, aspiration and conflict, constantly moulding us to fit the environment we are situated in. It weaves a complicated, ever-evolving web of psychological and physiological needs, and sex, as it happens, is a strategy we utilise to meet our psychological needs.
The drastic change in campus life at the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) Kooloobong Village from last year to this year has prompted me to begin this BCM212 research proposal journey with one question: Is UOW cracking down on drinking culture in an attempt to make Kooloobong a dry campus in the near future? And has this crackdown come as a result of the recent media storm covering hazing rituals, sexual assault and alcohol abuse at university accommodations?