Kia ora Whanau,
It was a pleasure to be involved with NRG Rising and to take these photographs as part of their performance at the Tuhoe Ahurei, 2011.
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Kia ora Whanau, here is a post that I placed on the Facebook Page of Random Maori Fullas (Mikey J and Tihini Grant).
"Random Maori Fullas, how about changing your name to Random Rude Fullas? You Guys are giving "the world" the wrong impression of Maori! Sure, Maori are the first to laugh at themselves (sorry about that "Laughing Samoans") and I'm sure, with your years of experience in the Film Industry that you can raise your sights aye, Cheers, Ivor.
I'm sure that our Kaumatua (Elders) would not look too favourable on this type of korero being broadcast to the world. There is nothing "unique" about this form of comedy as they state in traditional media. Media that is helping to propagate this thinking.
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Episode 4 - Listen, reflect, plan, implement........
It is unfortunate that some folk in Aoteaora use social media to push racism, and sexism in the guise of comedy to sell T-Shirts.
Case in point - The image to the left is from a Facebook Page that has 38 0000 people listening to their messages, and the messages their contributors place on their page. If you research the page and it's content, you find that it is a jumble of racist and sexist jokes, It is also an indicator of this group striking a chord with the lowest common denominator in society.
Enter the scene Andrew Keen, one of the staunchest opponents to social media. Here he discusses his thoughts relating to web 2.0 in a briefing to Google 4 years ago.
Perhaps Andrew Keen was right when he said "the internet is like a mirror, when we look at it we see ourselves".
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Media Assassination for the week from Adam Curry and John C Dvorak.
Good one NZ Govt for passing legislation this week on file sharing.
This podcast touches on the laws that we passed in NZ this week. Make up your own mind! Again, NZ has been used as a test case for internet law. This has huge potential to negatively affect your use of the internet.
Lucky that we had a major earthquake in NZ! If we didnt have an earthquake, would this law have been passed under urgency? I dont think so.
This podcast from Radio NZ confirms most of the points Adam and John discuss in the podcast directly above it!
I know these guys (John C Dvorak and Adam Curry) take a bit of getting use to, as they are not your proto-typical journalist, but it is definitely worth a listen Whanau!
These guys de-construct the media and look at topics in the news from a different perspective. Click on the images above to take you to the related podcasts.
The decline of MySpace continues. Change is constant, and unless you are on the top on your game (constantly) in this quickly changing technological environment, you wither and die.
Keep in mind that this creates opportunities too!
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