Late last year when I was accepted in the Guest Program I had originally chosen Communication Practice…something along the lines rather. However I didn’t notice that it only took Semester 2 in take and my time at Griffith was ONLY for semester 1. I got it sorted out and changed to New Communication Technologies. I thought……what the hell this course is about as I read the course outlines and thought that the uni experience wouldn’t be the fun I expected. I under-estimated the potential of this course that lay in front of me and……how wrong was I too under-estimate something. Look at me in that photo. First day of uni life, fully prepared and ready for the unknown.
Here I was uni and still in high school. Since Week 1 – now, no lecture can be put under the title of boring or lullaby material. This course has awakened me to the possibilities of technology and made me SOOOooo so thankful for the pioneers of communication technology from the past, to the present and the future. From Cyberpunk, Open and free source software and net art, this course has provided me with the knowledge to be extensive and never consider the word limitations to come under new technologies. The impossible is possible.
The movies? They were something different. Different in a great, interesting and positive way. The first new wave French film interested me with its emotive images and language. Alphaville the same, EisTenz to imagine a possible scary future in gaming world and Primer to see time travel from a different perspective. I would highly recommend that these movies still are available for future NCT students to watch and gain an understanding to how humans have evolved and changed.
Steve…….you were just like one of those grandfathers that everyone wishes to have. Every time you spoke about something, everyone would pause, listen and think. You had this power over everyone and allowed me to learn from so many new interesting and bizarre concepts. My favourite lectures included Cyberpunk, Jason’s net art talk and Adam’s last week talk, Free and Open source software.
Tutorial Tasks were always something interesting, challenged and enjoyable. From interesting scavenger hunts, to Photoshop and virtual reality tours, I always felt comfortable and amused in Adam’s tutes. Adam’s week 12 lectures and game lecture were entertaining and interesting. Thanks for helping in weekly tutes and making NCT something so different. Cheers mate!
Thank you guys and thank you to all those great NCT people. Thank you for making uni so great and letting me understand, ‘Why do all good things come to an end?
But to every ending lies a new beginning….don’t worry I’m sure, I’ll be seeing you in the near future.